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Will my beauty mark regrow because it went scabby and fell off after having laser hair removal please can you answer my question thank you?

Will my beauty mark regrow because it went scabby and fell off after having laser hair removal please can you answer my question thank you?

It may grow back but: Although it is likely that the mole treated with lasers may grow back. This is because lasers can rejuvenate the skin cells and that can cause recurrence of the mole. But that does not mean every single mole removed with laser will grow back. So to answer your question sometime the mole may grow back. If it grows back you can use sure way of treatment either freezing it or get it excised surgically ...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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Laser hair removal, is it safe? Female friend is getting it. I heard it kills hair cells and I wonder how that can be safe, if it kills cells.

Laser hair removal, is it safe? Female friend is getting it. I heard it kills hair cells and I wonder how that can be safe, if it kills cells.

Safe: Pigments absorb wavelengths of light that correlate with their color. Certain laser light wavelengths correlate with the pigment of darker hair tones. In this way, the laser energy is absorbed uniquely in the hair follicle while minimizing energy to the surrounding tissue. Energy (heat) from the light destroys the follicle while leaving skin. Very safe when done by trained professional. ...Read more

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Do u recommend the tria beauty laser hair removal?

Do u recommend the tria beauty laser hair removal?

FDA cleared: Yes this is fda approved laser available for home use. But you need to check your hair and skin tone to see if you are a match for the tria laser. Follow the directions, and it is easy to use. ...Read more

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Is vaginal laser hair removal safe?

YEs: Provided on outside of vagina, can be used over labia majora where there is hair. ...Read more

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Laser hair removal around the anus. Is this a safe procedure?

Laser hair removal around the anus. Is this a safe procedure?

Anal laser hair: Laser hair reduction for the anal region is a safe procedure. There are considerations such as ensuring patient comfort. We cool as we treat. Select patients require a topical anesthetic cream placed before treatment. Make sure you discuss any concerns with your treating provider. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use laser hair removal on a male's sensitive area?

Is it safe to use laser hair removal on a male's sensitive area?

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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Is home laser hair removal devices is safe?

Follow instructions: Usually yes but they tend not to be very effective ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal safe while being on accutane?

Is laser hair removal safe while being on accutane?

Risk for burn: Increased risk for burn. Best to wait until Accutane treatment is complete before attempting laser treatment. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal safe? Especially at areas of vagina and armpits?

Is laser hair removal safe? Especially at areas of vagina and armpits?

Yes by experienced: Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed and therefore you may have heard of some complications such as burns. However, the risks are comparatively low when your procedure is performed by an experienced individual who is familiar with the proper settings. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal safe?

Yes it is safe: It is used a lot. Safe. fda approved. ...Read more

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How safe is laser hair removal?

Risks are few: While all lasers have the potential to burn and no treatment is 100% effective laser hair removal performed by experienced hands is safe and effective. Beware of cut-rate places with poor supervision and inexperienced operators. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal always safe?

Is laser hair removal always safe?

Safe laser hair tx: As with all treatments, laser hair removal is not without risk. The person performing the procedure needs to take precautions and protect his/her patient before, during and after each treatment. The patient needs to adhere to pre-treatment instructions such as not tanning or waxing before and between treatments. Procedure is not performed if you are pregnant, primarily for theoretical risks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have hypopigmentation after laser hair removal?

Is it safe to have hypopigmentation after laser hair removal?

Yes: Hypo pigmentation can occur with laser therapy. It is often unwanted but is safe. ...Read more

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I recently heard about electrolysis for permanent hair removal. Why is laser hair removal so much more popular then electrolysis? Is it safe?

Laser is better: Electrolysis hair removal was the standard before lasers revolutionized the field of permanent hair removal. Now, nothing is permanent and 100% in medicine, but there's permanent hair reduction. While electrolysis treats each hair bulb at a time, laser can treat a lot of hairs instantly at the same time. A bikini area can be lasered in 10 min. Lasers do not work for white, red and light blond hair. ...Read more

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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?

See below: When properly spaced treatments are used with an effective laser, the hair growth should be slowed considerably or completely arrested.
Not all lasers can be safely used in patients of all skin types. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have laser hair removal on your stomach?

Is it safe to have laser hair removal on your stomach?

Yes: Provided you are a good candidate with the right skin and hair coloring and you avoid sun exposure. Abdominal hair is an area frequently treated in women and men. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have laser hair removal done if I am also on amoxicillin?

Yes: That should not be a problem. Do stay away from sun exposure for several days after the treatment though. ...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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Is laser hair removal treatment safe on all body parts? Does it have any side effects?

Is laser hair removal treatment safe on all body parts? Does it have any side effects?

Yes, but...: The energy may need to be adjusted depending on several factors, and it may be worthwhile doing a test spot if there is any question. The eyes should always be protected. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal for the genital area safe?

Usually: As long as the hair that is treated is not on a mucosal surface there should be no problem with doing laser hair removal in this area. Just remember that story I'll do change and if the hair removal is permanent you can no longer change your mind ...Read more

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Hi, is Brazilian laser hair removal safe or are you more vulnerable for infection/ STIs? Thanks!

Wrong question: There is laser hair removal. It can be very effective but not for everybody. There is no Brazilian laser but there are lasers in Brazil. ...Read more

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Is a whole body laser hair removal surgery safe? Are there any side effects? Does it effect sensations in private area*?

Generally safe: Laser hair reduction is generally safe but there are risks involved. Make certain that you are going to a center that is physician supervised to avoid complications. When done correctly, there are no long term side effects. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal safe to do if you have acne prone skin?

Is laser hair removal safe to do if you have acne prone skin?

LHR: It depends on the laser and area being treated. Ipl versus laser, your skin type and weather cryo is used. Please consult with an aslms certified doctor for a formal consultation. ...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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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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My mom had laser hair removal therapy after that she got scratches? Is it safe for her to continue therapy? Now what to do?

Wait until it heels: Any laser therapy can cause discoloration of the skin especially in the setting of an injury. I would wait until the scratches heel completely before proceeding with more laser treatments. ...Read more

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My mom had laser hair removal therapy after that her face is full of scraches. Now what is cure? Is it safe to continue therapy

Try a new technician: Laser hair removal, like any other laser treatment can cause injury to the surrounding skin. Usually this is just temporary irritation that recedes on its own. Use adequate moisturizer and stay out of the sun do not have more treatment until it has resolved. You might want to try a different laser or perhaps a different practitioner. ...Read more

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Silk'n flash & go hpl home laser hair removal device doesn't require eye protection, are my eyes really safe? What goggles can I get just to be sure?

Silk'n flash & go hpl home laser hair removal device doesn't require eye protection, are my eyes really safe? What goggles can I get just to be sure?

Just say N0!: This is not a laser. It is a flash lamp. The likelihood of it being able to generate enough energy to actually destroy the hair follicle is pretty low. And if it does you just don't want to flash it in your eyes. I'd say don't waste your money. There's a reason commercial units cost way more and must be purchased by physicians--they have enough power to work. ...Read more

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Does laser hair removal treatment of the vagina hurt? How safe is it? How much will it cost? Should you get it done if you have bumps on your vagina

Laser Hair Removal: Generally laser hair removal is safe. Any part of the body can be treated. Darker skin or lighter hair will not work as well. The more contrast between the skin and hair the better. Costs vary. $300-500 a treatment. 3-5 treatments, and a occasional touch up. Pain? Usually uncomfortable but not too bad. Topical creams can be used if needed. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal safe? Does it cause cancer or skin pigmentation? I have excessive hair growth and really want to get rid of it.

Is laser hair removal safe? Does it cause cancer or skin pigmentation? I have excessive hair growth and really want to get rid of it.

Done properly: Laser hair removal, like electrolysis, is safe and effective. Doesn't cause cancer or other medical problems. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal a safe and/or recommended procedure for someone who cannot tolerate birth control pills for moderate facial hair growth?

Is laser hair removal a safe and/or recommended procedure for someone who cannot tolerate birth control pills for moderate facial hair growth?

Yes: Laser hair removal is fine provided it is done with a qualified professional who can tell you if the laser she uses can be used with all or only certain skin types. ...Read more

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How does laser hair removal for full body and face work? How many sessions before permanent generally? Risks? Will laser fade scar marks too?

How does laser hair removal for full body and face work? How many sessions before permanent generally? Risks? Will laser fade scar marks too?

Laser hair removal: It works by heating and destroying the follicular unit of the individual hairs thereby inhibiting future hair growth and can work for hairs anywhere on the body. The number of sessions depends on your skin and hair color, and the location and density of hair. On average, 3-5 sessions (~4-6 weeks apart), will result in 50-80% reduction in hair growth. ...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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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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Need help& I want2do FULLbody laser hair removal! Is this permanent and is it at all dangerous to Heath (could laser harm reproductive areas?)

Need help& I want2do FULLbody laser hair removal! Is this permanent and is it at all dangerous to Heath (could laser harm reproductive areas?)

Humans have hair: We humans are mammals, and mammals have hair. It is unnatural to have no hair. Nobody should have a goal or desire to have no hair, because having hair is one of the 4 characteristics of mammals. The other 3 are: we make milk for our babies, we have backbones, and we are warmblooded. Having hair is a normal part of our identity. If a woman has excess hair, her doctor might check her hormones. ...Read more

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What are the side effect of laser hair removal? Is it causing cancer in long term?!

What are the side effect of laser hair removal? Is it causing cancer in long term?!

Not a cancer risk: Anyone can do a bad study to "show" that anything causes any cancer, just based on how people answer questions. The things that actually do this and hold up either mutate genes (which lasering a follicle won't do) or result in prolonged hyperproliferation of cells (same). Don't worry about this. Laser hair removal is a huge help for many people. Best wishes. ...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. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more