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Can The Follicles Form Cysts Or Scars After Laser Hair Removal
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...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
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 prevent the problem of ingrown hairs. Some lasers are designed to treat scars. You need to know what laser is being used and why. Ask the doctor who is prescribing laser rx if it will help. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser permanently removes the hair? Or is there any chance of reoccurrence? And laser hair removal for people with keloid tendency is safe or not?
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, but every incision has a risk of keloid formation. Laser resurfacing, especially with an ablative laser, carries the risk of abnormal scarring and keloid formation, but I have personally never seen it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will laser hair removal effectively prevent hidradenitis suppurativa from getting worse/lesions from recurring/new ones forming?
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 necessary to keep the condition under control. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Anything is possible but laser hair removal has been very popular worldwide for over ten years and with the number of people enjoying it we haven't observed a jump in skin cancer. The wavelengths of light typically used for hair removal are in the range of 550-1100nm while those of uva and b, typically felt to cause skin cancer are in the 10-300nm range. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can laser hair removal permanently get rid of hair forever after a matter of times getting it done?
Fda says: Yes.... Usually long term.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 hyperpigmentation can develop dark spots in response to any trauma. This is less likely if the treating doctor has experience and uses the proper settings. It is more likely if one does not carefully follow post-op instructions like avoiding sun. ...Read more
Can I have laser hair removal and isotretinoin simultaneously? Black American skin. Past laser mole removal while on isotretinoin w/o scarring.
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
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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