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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

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 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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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

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

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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