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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
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
Yes: Actually the lighter skin makes it safer as long as hair is relatively dark. ...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
What method of permanent hair removal can remove unpigmented hairs on lip and chin? Did laser hair removal treatment cause vitiligo to spread
Electrolysis?: You may want to consider electrolysis.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Can laser hair removal permanently get rid of hair forever after a matter of times getting it done?
Usually long term.
Iam trying to get pregnant. Is it ok if I completed my laser hair removal sessions till I am pregnant?
Yes: You are not pregnant so there is no issue. ...Read more
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
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
I get severe hives lasting up to 2 weeks when I get laser hair removal done. Is there anything I can do pre-appointment to avoid or minimize the hives?
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
No: Should not have any effectGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Buttocks hair remova: Yes, buttocks can be treated quite effectively with laser hair removal. All private areas can be treated. ...Read more
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
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
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
22yrs old. I want to get laser hair removal (every where from my face down, including my back and underarms and privates. Everything) is it risky?
No: No. Very safe in the right hands See a cosmetic dermatologist for best results. ...Read more
I get laser hair removal & since my last session I've had to shave my face quite a lot resulting in very dry skin most visible when applying makeup.
Dermatology consult: Get a second opinion form a dermatologist and stop shaving. ...Read more
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
Yes: Can be used anywhere on the body - remember, the darker and the coarser the hair - the better it works. ...Read more
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
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
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
Is it safe to get the shaft of your penis and your balls laser hair removal? I'm tired of shaving.
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
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?
You don't: You shouldn't have scars from laser hair removal, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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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