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Can skin care products be used during laser hair removal

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. H. william Song
28 years experience aesthetic Medicine
Yes: If the pigment in the hair is darker than the pigment in the skin, the laser is able to selectively target the hair and ignore the skin. Darker skinne ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
36 years experience Dermatology
Laser hair dark skin: Yes. See an experienced hair removal practice that has the appropriate laser with a longer wavelength for safety in skin of color.
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Dr. Ted King
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Yes, but: Make sure you are being treated by someone who is very experienced.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
42 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Pigment change, scar: Complications include redness, a change in the pigmentation of the skin, either lighter or darker, and scarring. Redness and darkening of the skin are ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not usually: Depending on the type of laser or BBL used for hair removal and your skin pigmentation it is possible to get small burns. However, more commonly you ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Sabean
50 years experience Dermatology
Doctor's Office: Laser hair removal should be done by a laser trained physician, or a PA, NP, RN or medical aesthetician under a doctors supervision. Good results can ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Scar: You had lazier hair removal. Now you have tiny dots. These occur as the laser intensity causing scar. They should improve with time.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Laser after IPL: That should not be a problem. You should wait 4-6 weeks after your last IPL to allow the effects of that treatment to be maximized and to allow restin ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
42 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Pigment change, scar: Laser hair removal is generally a safe and effective procedure. However complications can occur. These include a change in the pigmentation of the ski ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Laser hair removal is safe and won't have an effect on a nevus - but you should discuss the management of your nevus with a dermatologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
While laser: Does not immunize you from later cancer, there is no carcinogenic aspect of the amplfied light that it uses to cause cancer. Even using sunblock and s ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juris Bunkis
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes, but not well: Yes, these devices can remove hair but not as effectively as the more powerful lasers you will find in a plastic surgeon's or dermatologist's office. ... Read More
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