Death Highlights Dangers of Laser Hair Removal

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There are growing concerns about the safety of laser hair removal. In January, a North Carolina woman died from an overdose of anesthetic cream that she applied before her laser treatment. Some doctors say the death illustrates the need for greater regulation of the industry.



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