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Doctor insights on: Laser Hair Removal With Scleroderma

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Is laser hair removal safe?

Is laser hair removal safe?

Safe: Very safe for most skin types. The darker your skin, the greater the risk with some laser devices. Check with your provider to see if their laser is a good fit for your skin type and hair type. ...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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Is laser hair removal safe?

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?

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 permanent?

Is laser hair removal permanent?

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. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal effective?

Is laser hair removal effective?

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. ...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 there risk with laser hair removal?

Is there risk with laser hair removal?

Yes: Everything has risks. The nation risk of laser hair removal is in burning the skin. However the risk is low when performed by experienced physicians and nurses. ...Read more

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What are some dangers of laser hair removal?

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. ...Read more

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Is hydrafacial a type of laser hair removal?

No: Hydrafacial is a new device that helps remove dead skin cells, but does not remove hair and is not a laser. ...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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Can anyone tell me is yag laser hair removal way to go?

Can anyone tell me is yag laser hair removal way to go?

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. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal a medical or a cosmetic procedure?

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

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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

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Is Brazilian waxing or laser hair removal a better option?

Time frame?: Laser hair removal requires multiple sessions - so it takes longer to do, but has the advantage of long-term hair reduction. Waxing gives a quicker result - but has the disadvantage of being temporary. ...Read more

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Can I use kojic acid soap while getting laser hair removal?

IN MY OPINION: NO! .....it is HARSH, IRRITATING...and you already are having a possibly "irritating" procedure being performed!

My opinion only!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Where can I find a legit laser hair removal treatment place?

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. ...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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What are the skin changes / side effects of laser hair removal?

What are the skin changes / side effects of laser hair removal?

Few: If done correctly, laser hair removal is safe and effective, with few skin changes. Blistering and pigmentary changes can occasionally occur. ...Read more

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What are the risks of laser hair removal surgery? (whole body!)

Separate sessions: You should try to divide the treatments in separate appointments. Doing the whole body at one time may be too traumatic. It may be done as one session when the hair density is less later in the treatment series.
Hope this helped. If you have a follow up question please let me know.
D. Farzaneh. ...Read more

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How many treatments are typically needed for laser hair removal?

Depends on Area: Hair cycles at different rates in different body areas and this will effect the length of time needed to treat an area. Laser hair removal only works on the hair that is in the active growth phase. ...Read more

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How soon can you shave after laser hair removal treatment session?

Hair removal: Once you have had your laser treatment it is safe to resume shaving as long as there is no lingering redness or irritation. You will want to stop shaving again though as your next treatment draws closer. ...Read more

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How long does it take to complete the laser hair removal treatment?

Depends on..: Laser. Response, hair color, skin color, hair density, size of laser, energy applied, and many other factors. ...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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What are the benefits and side effects of laser hair removal in bikini zone?

Laser hair removal: In any area does not utilize ionizing radiation, and the laser energy penetrates only a mm or two, so there is never any risk of deeper tissue damage or concern. If performed properly, the hair is gone. Side effects can be redness, blistering, inflammation, folliculitis, etc. Infection or scarring are rare. Skin in this area is tender, so treatment parameters and intensity needs experienced care. ...Read more

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How long until you can put deodorant and perfume on after laser hair removal?

How long until you can put deodorant and perfume on after laser hair removal?

Laser: If no redness or irritation exists on the treated areas then deodorants and perfume should not present a problem. ...Read more

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Is it true laser hair removal increases your chances of cancer? Are there any other risks?

Laser hair removal: Cancer is caused by ionizing radiation like x-rays etc.
Laser is non-ionizing radiation which does not cause cancer.
The common risks are skin color changes and rarely burns. ...Read more

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Can I use mebendazole whilst having laser hair removal? Will there be any effects/deficits?

No problem: No problem to take mebendazole with laser treatments. No interactions or problems whatsoever. Go for it! ...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. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases affect ...Read more