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Can exposure to red laser radiation have damaging effects on the skin?

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Do red lights or red lasers cause any harm or physical changes to face or body? If stepping under red lights or red laser lights?
Fri, 4 May 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
They do if the exposure is for a long time or if high power lights.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your health query.
I read carefully your question and I understand your concern.

It depends on the power of the laser/light and also the time of exposure.
If those are lights in the streets, or the pocket laser then the people who approved them have made sure the they don't damage the skin.

But they are some lasers powers used for curative purposes, and some other which destroy the skin or eyes, if the eyes are exposed for some time under a certain power.

Hope this is helpful.
Let me know if you need more clarifications.

Regards,     
Dr. Papaqako
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