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Brown Spots After Laser Hair Removal
After laser hair removal on legs, there are numerous tiny white spots. No burns or redness after procedure. Will skin return to normal eventually?
See your doc: The spots could be caused by many things so I would go back to your physician and show them. Good luck! ...Read more
Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more
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 suffer a 3rd degree burn at the site, then you may lose pigment at that site that may or may not be permanent. Vitiligo is considered an autoimmune disorder and different from loss in pigment from injury. ...Read more
From years of bad shaving I have dark spots on my vagina. I now do laser hair removal which makes the dark spots recognizable. What should I do?
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 possible but needs an exam. Good luck. ...Read more
Dear doctor, I've had a laser hair removal which turned out horrible. I have dark spots all over, and hair stuck under the skin. More hair than before?
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 "affected hair" is destroyed but the unaffected continues to grow under the scabs. The scabs should fall off and you should see normal hair growing, but should be less and less after each treatment.
re-consult doc to address your concern. Good luck ...Read more
Yes: Hypo pigmentation can occur with laser therapy. It is often unwanted but is safe. ...Read more
Laser: If no redness or irritation exists on the treated areas then deodorants and perfume should not present a problem. ...Read more
Yes: Yes and repeated treatments may be required. ...Read more
Is it normal for the skin to develop crusts and scabs after laser hair removal? How long to heal?
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 get some temporary redness after the treatment, and sometimes redness or small bumps around each hair follicle. It is unusual to have crusting or scabs. ...Read more
After laser hair removal developed what look like tiny skin growths that haven't gone away after 3 months, what can they be?
Rest of your life!: Honest, ultraviolet causes wrinkles, sunspots, premature loss of skin tone and elasticity, not to mention skin cancers, some of them fatal. Do you really think any caring doctor will "approve" of tanning? But if you tan while the hair removal areas are pink or inflamed, you could also end up with permanent discoloration or hyperpigmentation. Can you say "5 o'clock shadow" where hair used to be? ...Read more
For how long should I abstain from alcohol before and after laser hair removal treatment session?
Wine: You. May have a glass. Of wine in the evening same day ...Read more
What can I do to get rid of deep ingrown hairs after laser hair removal treatment other than exfoliating?
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 digging around to pull the hairs out, you will be successful but will leave terrible scarring. Gentle exfoliation, repeat treatments, and time will provide you with the best results. ...Read more
Can I continue using metformin (for PCOS) and glycerin supp (for constipation) right after laser hair removal session?
What s the best and most current laser hair removal machine (at clinics and spas) for light skin & dark hair?
Laser hair removal is technique for reducing the thickness and number of hairs on the skin, by heating the hair follicles with a laser. The greater the color contrast between the hair and the skin, the more effect the treatments. A series of treatments is usually necessary to ...Read more
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