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Laser Hair Removal With Scleroderma
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, but: There is a subset of women that are heavy or have hormonal problems who will have significant reduction. They will however have partial regrowth that needs intermittent touchup sessions on face and neck areas. It is also difficult to totally remove hair on arms and legs.See 3 more doctor answers
Yes: It's very effective if done properly and using the right lasers with the right settings. Works best on dark coarse hair. Patients with darker skin are at higher risk of getting burned and have to be treated with different lasers and settings than patients with white skin. It's possible to get 80% or more hair reduction after a series of treatments.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on operator: Very safe when performed by an experienced physician. Can be very dangerous in the wrong hands. Greater risk of side-effects in darker skinned individuals. Some wavelengths (ie: long-pulsed nd:yag) are safer in darker skin. Side-effects include hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering, scarring, infection, pain. Be sure to see a physician who has a lot of experience treating your skin type.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends on skin type: The yag is a good laser for darker skin color because it is less pigment sensitive. That said it can be safely used on all skin types. The yag will generally perform a good hair reduction. If you are light skinned there are other lasers such as the diode 810 or the alexandrite which may have a better (slightly) response. If you like the person you saw go ahead the yag will work.
Cosmetic: Although the devices and procedures should be monitored carefully by a physician's office, I would consider this to be a cosmetic procedure.See 3 more doctor answers
IN MY OPINION: NO! .....it is HARSH, IRRITATING...and you already are having a possibly "irritating" procedure being performed! My opinion only! Dr Z
Credentials: There are a lot of doctors and practicioners who can offer laser services such as hair removal. I've heard an increased number of advertisements on the radio here in ohio lately, many as free standing offices which may not even have the doctor onsite. I would suggest going to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who offers these procedures who would be the actual experts in laser hair.
No, None at all: There is no such connection that is known.
Yes: Hypo pigmentation can occur with laser therapy. It is often unwanted but is safe.
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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