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brown spots after laser hair removal

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Likely will return: This will likely return to normal but may take several months. In the meantime acid excessive sun exposure and use a sunblock.
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Dr. Evan Sorokin
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
See your doc: The spots could be caused by many things so i would go back to your physician and show them. Good luck!
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably not: In general, laser or IPL tends to increase pigmentation transiently after the treatment especially among those with olive or darker complexion. If you ... Read More
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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Dermatology consult: Please consult a dermatologist. Dark spots on your vulva or vagina may or may not be from shaving and need a physical exam. Benign vulvar melanosis is ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Burn spots: You should return to the person that did the procedure. If they are just red spots they should get better with time. Make sure if they are on exposed ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Re-consult the doc.: Laser usually burns or cuts. The superficial skin can be burned/damaged and forms scabs. Typically laser targets certain phase of hair growth, so the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Ridgway
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes, just be gentle.: Avoid very hot water and use a gentle wash cloth not any exfoliant or scrub for a few days.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Austen
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Hypo pigmentation can occur with laser therapy. It is often unwanted but is safe.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hair removal: Once you have had your laser treatment it is safe to resume shaving as long as there is no lingering redness or irritation. You will want to stop sha ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
I would: I would wait at least 24 hours before using deodorant and perfume. Side effects will occur usually in this time period.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Occasionally: Cysts are formed when the outlet ducts become blocked or scarred. Skin oil glands continue to secrete but the oils cannot escape.

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