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Q-switched laser

Q-switched lasers deliver intense energy in short pulses.

Will a q-switch laser remove hair when targeting skin blemishes?

Dawn Davidson (Vernon Hills, IL) on Sep 6, 2011
It is unlikely that the q-switch laser will damage your hair follicle, however, you may experience temporary hair loss.
Robert Strimling (Las Vegas, NV) on Sep 6, 2011
Usually not, as the pulse width is generally too short and the 532 nm wavelength is to short to permanently damage the hair follicle. That being said, however, it still may with multiple, repeat treatments as subtle inflammation and scarring invisible to the naked eye may cause temporary to permanent variable hair loss. In short, no guarantees. Usually not, but possible.
Jody Levine (New York, NY) on Sep 6, 2011
The Q-switched laser may temporarily effect your hair growth, but this would resolve with time.