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does laser hair removal underarm affect the lymph nodes

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcus Peterson
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
There is no risk.: Laser hair removal may cause your lymph nodes to enlarge temporarily with the inflammation of healing but there is no damage or risk.
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Possible but rare: Although your lymph nodes may become swollen as a general reaction the the inflammation, it is unlikely that the laser will directly effect the nodes.
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Dr. Troy Gras
Dr. Troy Gras answered
20 years experience Anesthesiology
No: The light from a hair removal laser will not penetrate deeply enough to significantly heat or damage lymph nodes.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
No: A laser is a single wavelength of light that does not scatter and matches the color of the hair follicle which it is aimed out. It should be purfectly ... Read More
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Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
No: Laser hair removal is an effective way to treat unwanted hair even on the neck. Potential problems include the risk of skin discoloration. Discuss the ... Read More
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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: First things first. If there is a palpable node in axilla that does not represent hidradenitis then origin of node if first needed. One can have a m ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many possibilities: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatmen ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Safe.: This is a topical procedure so of no risk to the baby.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
If you look at the : Laser beam. That's why you wear protective suntan goggles or wavelength-specific glasses with side and top shields. You can't have laser hai ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Yes but be careful: You can keep using differin (adapalene) on the chin as long as you're not have laser in that area. Differin (adapalene) and other similar products suc ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
57 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably not.: Skin color does not necessarily relate to hair removal. Perhaps some bleaching cream would help the skin color such as 4% hydroquinone.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: No. Very safe in the right hands See a cosmetic dermatologist for best results.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Bloom
19 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Dangerous: It is a fairly dangerous place to get laser hair removal for a number of reasons, including reported cases of eye injury and blindness. We only perfo ... Read More

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