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Can I get cosmetic laser hair removal if I have vitiligo?

Can I get cosmetic laser hair removal if I have vitiligo?

Yes: Laser hair removal only works on darkly pigmented hair; it will not work well on white/grey/blonde/lt brown hair. The skin color will not make too much of a difference. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Strimling
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Hair Removal (Definition)

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


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Can people with vitiligo get laser hair removal?

Can people with vitiligo get laser hair removal?

Yes: But it may not be effective because most lasers target the pigment in the hair follicle. ...Read more

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Can people who has vitiligo get laser hair removal done?

Can people who has vitiligo get laser hair removal done?

Yes: Actually the lighter skin makes it safer as long as hair is relatively dark. ...Read more

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If I have vitiligo will the spots increase if I got laser hair removal?

If I have vitiligo will the spots increase if I got laser hair removal?

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

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Is laser hair removal a medical or a cosmetic procedure?

Is laser hair removal a medical or a cosmetic procedure?

Cosmetic: Although the devices and procedures should be monitored carefully by a physician's office, I would consider this to be a cosmetic procedure. ...Read more

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Can I get laser hair removal if I have dark skin?

Can I get laser hair removal if I have dark skin?

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to get laser hair removal if I have dermographism/chronic urticaria?

Is it safe for me to get laser hair removal if I have dermographism/chronic urticaria?

Yes.: You may very well develop urticaria after the procedure, but that's not dangerous, just annoying. If it does happen, try taking a non-sedating antihistamine (such as allegra) before each session as a preventative. ...Read more

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Can you go get laser hair removal if you are taking iron tablets, three times a day? Will I get discoloration of the skin.

Can you go get laser hair removal if you are taking iron tablets, three times a day? Will I get discoloration of the skin.

No: Laser hair removal discoloration is possible if the skin has pigmented spots. Iron intake itself is not a contraindication. It also depends on the skin color and type of laser being used. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get laser hair removal if you have dermographism or chronic urticaria problems?

Is it okay to get laser hair removal if you have dermographism or chronic urticaria problems?

Perhaps: It should be O.K. But depends on the severity of the urticaria. Might try premedicating with antihistamines to avoid a severe reaction. Maybe try a small spot or patch and wait to see what type of reaction you get. Icing and use of Hydrocortisone afterwards might help also. ...Read more

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Where can I get a laser hair removal treatement?

Where can I get a laser hair removal treatement?

In PA: It should not be difficult unless you are in a very remote section of PA, I would look up some dermatologists in your area and ask. ...Read more

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Is it odd to have hair all over your body? Is there any way to get rid of it permanently without laser hair removal?

We are mammals.: By definition mammals have hair all over their bodies. This is not odd, it is normal. The hair helps us live and developed by evolutionary selection. It serves many beneficial purposes and permanent removal would be unpleasant and potentially bad for you. ...Read more

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In laser hair removal, what part of the hair or follicle is the laser destroying, and do you get mutant hairs coming from previously zapped follicles?

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 follicles in the active growing stage are destroyed. Sometime a fine vellus hair will develop in its place, but the coarser, darker hair is gone. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get cool laser, laser hair removal and laser stretch mark removal kind of at the same time for a good price around 8000-20000?

Is it possible for me to get cool laser, laser hair removal and laser stretch mark removal kind of at the same time for a good price around 8000-20000?

Wrong forum: This international app is to help people with their diseases and symptoms. The cost of procedures for vanity procedures will vary from clinic to clinic and none of here would have access to that information. I would advise you to seek this answer from those offering such services. ...Read more

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Does it hurt when you get a laser hair removal?

Does it hurt when you get a laser hair removal?

Yes it does.: Not all hair is amenable to removal. It is also a rather long and drawn out procedure starting with a low voltage and progressively increasing the power over time. It does not feel good ...Read more

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Is it possible to get laser hair removal on your butt?

Is it possible to get laser hair removal on your butt?

Buttocks hair remova: Yes, buttocks can be treated quite effectively with laser hair removal. All private areas can be treated. ...Read more

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Can a 17-year-old get laser hair removal?

Hair: With parental permission and being told the risks and benefits it should be just fine ...Read more

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Can I get laser hair removal after doing angioplasty?

Can I get laser hair removal after doing angioplasty?

Yes: Angioplasty has no bearance on lalaser hair removal. As long as your cardiologist gives you permission to undergo laser hair removal, you can proceed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get laser hair removal on skin that is effected by Nevus Depigmenosus?

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. ...Read more

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Getting laser hair removal so I have to shave inside my anus. It hurts and itches and I get bumps, any suggestions?

Getting laser hair removal so I have to shave inside my anus. It hurts and itches and I get bumps, any suggestions?

Avoid: I am not exactly clear on the scenario, but if you are prone to razor bumps, it is best to avoid shaving there. There are a number of personal clippers on the market that trim closely enough to leave little or no visible hair, without causing the irritation of shaving. ...Read more

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If I get laser hair removal on all of my dark hair can I still be at risk of ingrown hairs? I get so many ingrown hairs that I am considering just lasering off all of my body hair. Will this likely solve my problem or is it possible to keep getting ingro

It: It is still possible that you will get ingrown hairs with laser hair removal, although it is less likely. During the laser hair removal process, you may actually get more ingrown hairs than you are used to- as any time you change the modality with which you remove hair- shaving to waxing to nairing to epilating to laser hair removal. Over time, the number of in-growns should drastically reduce with laser hair removal, as there will be less hair. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I get laser hair removal while on the contraceptive pill?

Can I get laser hair removal while on the contraceptive pill?

Yes: The ocps should not interfere with laser treatment. However, if there are medications to take afterwards, beware, they can reduce the birth control effect.... Basic advice...Use condoms too when on any other prescription medications. ...Read more

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Can I get laser hair removal on my chest and stomach?

Can I get laser hair removal on my chest and stomach?

Yes: Can be used anywhere on the body - remember, the darker and the coarser the hair - the better it works. ...Read more

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Can laser hair removal/electrolysis get rid of keratosis polaris?

Can laser hair removal/electrolysis get rid of keratosis polaris?

No: Keratosis pilaris may be helped with some keratolytic creams like retin a, (tretinoin) glycolic acid, etc. Use of ipl (flashlamp laser) may help control the redness of the sites. Hot bathes with good exfoliation is good to help control bumpiness. This very common and is a dominant genetic condition, . Affecting almost half of the adult population worldwide. ...Read more

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Can I get laser hair removal on my entire head so that I can be bald forever?

Can I get laser hair removal on my entire head so that I can be bald forever?

Mostly: It can definitely help tremendously with reducing total number of hair follicles. Hairs that do grow back will be much finer and thinner. My guess is you would still have some hairs growing back at times that may need some ongoing treatment. ...Read more

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I had laser hair removal done in my public area an now I get non stop in grown hairs I've tried salicylic acid astringent no help please any advice?

How many sessions: Right after a laser procedure you can get some ingrown hairs. Sometimes you need a topical antibiotic. Make sure to go see the dermatologist who did your laser. This is where you have to be careful where you get laser hair removal. A dermatologist will know how to fix it! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of burn spots left by laser hair removal?

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 areas, that you wear a sunscreen. Without seeing the areas, I cannot comment further. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get the shaft of your penis and your balls laser hair removal? I'm tired of shaving.

Is it safe to get the shaft of your penis and your balls laser hair removal? I'm tired of shaving.

Laser private areas: Yes, laser works well on penis shaft and scrotum. Do it before hair turns grey or no laser will work. ...Read more

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Had laser hair removal on legs. Have white marks because skin was a burned. Can I continue the sessions? Can I get suntan?

Yes/No: No such thing as hair removal. It is "hair reduction." if you were burned, you might want to have them turn the power down on the laser. You should never get a suntan whether or not you have scars and therefore should always use sun-block protection. Sun block is even more important when there are scars. ...Read more

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I currently have laser hair removal treatment for my face and when I get stressed or in a hurry the area that I get lasered goes red - why? Can I fix?

I currently have laser hair removal treatment for my face and when I get stressed or in a hurry the area that I get lasered goes red - why? Can I fix?

Red face: The next time you have the laser treatment ask them to try a lower energy level. I am also wondering if you have blood vessels that ate visible and become more prominent when you are stressed or in a hurry. If that is the case the laser treatment is unrelated. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of scar tissue on my face after having laser hair removal?

How do I get rid of scar tissue on my face after having laser hair removal?

You don't: You shouldn't have scars from laser hair removal, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Laser Hair Removal (Definition)

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


Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo = autoimmune disease which destroys melanocytes resulting in ...Read more