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can the follicles form cysts or scars after laser hair removal

A 46-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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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Qualified physician: LHR is safe and effective when done properly incorrect use can cause burns or scars. Its best to find a physician well trained in laser medicine and s ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
65 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely heal: laser burns that are superfical heal like sunburn. they heal without scarring and they heal fairly quickly. apply vit E oil and be patient
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Electrolysis?: You may want to consider electrolysis.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Different: I have personally had both. They both hurt but in a different way. But remember if you are a good candidate for laser you don't have to let the hair ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually: It depends upon the laser. For example, hair removal lasers will not do anything for a scar, although if it removes the hair permanently, it may prev ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
The root bulb: Laser hair removal targets the melanin (pigment) in the root bulb of the hair follicle. This is why it is not as effective on light colored hairs. The ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Poole
27 years experience Dermatology
Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair removal is very safe, including people with keloids, in experienced hands. We prefer the term "long term hair reduction" as it is hard to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bloom
19 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Keloids can happen: Keloids can occur from surgery around the eyes, but this is extremely uncommon. Surgeons work to eliminate wound tension so that it reduces the risk, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
It is one of the : treatments we use in the armamentarium to treat hidradenitis. By destroying the follicles, less cysts tend to form. However, other modalities are nece ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lacresha Hall
21 years experience Psychiatry
Laser: Laser hair removal would be the best to avoid these issues.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
Laser Hair Removal: In my opinion it will be laser hair removal.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
No: Hair removal lasers generally target hair follicles.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
22 years experience Dermatology
Patience and time: By your 3rd or 4 th treatment, as your skin naturally turns over, these hairs and the inflammation around them will resolve and improve. If you start ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: I've not seen any reports of these problems, ever.
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A 49-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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
40 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Hair removal: The only two well established and legitimate permanent hair removal modalities at this point in time are Electrolysis and /or Laser hair removal.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
38 years experience Dermatology
No: There is no proof waxing after laser can make your hair grow back.
A male asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not permanently : I don't know of any permanent hair removal process other than destroying the hair follicle, which is usually done with electrolysis or lasering.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes and no: There are many "lasers" on the market today for hair removal. It is the delivery of the proper energy that kills the hair follicle. The best laser are ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
It can: Any laser treatment can cause scarring because it uses thermal energy to do the work. People who are pre-disposed to what is called post-inflammatory ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
There should: be no problem with skin treatments while on isotretinoin. That being said, because you are more prone to scarring due to your skin type please make s ... Read More
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