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Doctor insights on: Repair Skin Discoloration Caused Hair Removal

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How can I repair skin discoloration caused from hair removal products?

How can I repair skin discoloration caused from hair removal products?

Can't repair: This is called "post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation". Hopefully the "natural force" would remove the pigmentation in a long run. But there is no quick and effective way of removing the pigmentation. ...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 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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How to repair skin that has been darkened over the years from using hair removal creams?

How to repair skin that has been darkened over the years from using hair removal creams?

Dermatologist: There are over the counter creams which I never advise as some of this may actually cause you to have hyperpigmentation with chronic use. A dermatology visit is best. Good luck ...Read more

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Is there a hair removal option for gentital area that doesn't cause darkening of the skin. Shaving has given me a 5:00 shadow even wen fully shaved?

Is there a hair removal option for gentital area that doesn't cause darkening of the skin. Shaving has given me a 5:00 shadow even wen fully shaved?

Laser: The 5:00 shadow is caused by dark hair semi visible through translucent skin. Laser addresses the skin below the surface. Or save your money and just use clippers (carefully). ...Read more

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Does usage of hair removal cream cause skin darkening?

Does usage of hair removal cream cause skin darkening?

It may: There are 2 different reactions that you may have to a cream that causes darkening. First, you may be allergic to the cream and the darkening is a response. Second, may be what's called post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. This is a response to either an allergic reaction or to the chemical reaction that is used to remove your hair. Usually stopping the cream will lead to lightening your skin. ...Read more

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Can laser hair removal cause scarring or other danger? How can you avoid this? Considering having it done on face and have VERY sensitive skin.

Can laser hair removal cause scarring or other danger?  How can you avoid this? Considering having it done on face and have VERY sensitive skin.

Laser Hair risks!: Best top use lower levels of power to avoid any issues. But than you will need more sessions and spend $$s ...Read more

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Does laser or ipl hair removal cause sunken skin marks, if the treatment was done many times? If it does and I stop the treatment will they dissapear?

Does laser or ipl hair removal cause sunken skin marks, if the treatment was done many times? If it does and I stop the treatment will they dissapear?

No: Ipl is a non ablative method of hair removal. It does not alter the skin surface at all even with repetitive treatments. Laser hair removal targets chromophores or the pigments in the hair, so it should jot damage the skin either. ...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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If I used hair removal cream, am I damaging my skin?

If I used hair removal cream, am I damaging my skin?

No: Most hair removal creams, when used correctly, do not damage skin, although they may be irritating. ...Read more

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What to do ifiburned my face from facial hair removal how can I soothe my skin?

What to do ifiburned my face from facial hair removal how can I soothe my skin?

Burn by hair remover: The skin is very forgiving and over time the injury effects will subside. A dermatologist may well be able to suggest some topical and/or interventional remedies. Face peeling may be considered. ...Read more

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Could veet(or any other hair removal cream) burns the skin and tans it?

Burn hair remover: Among the several side effects of hair removal topical products are skin injury and increased pigmentation. Sorry! ...Read more

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Are there risks for laser hair removal? Skin cancer?

Are there risks for laser hair removal? Skin cancer?

No cancer risk: You're only 19. Make sure that you really want that hair removed. You may meet someone wonderful in the future who likes a hairy guy. Try shaving for now. ...Read more

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My underarms skin became black due to hair removal cream. Pls help me to get my natural complexion back.

My underarms skin became black due to hair removal cream. Pls help me to get my natural complexion back.

First, be sure...: First, be sure that the hair removal cream is the culprit, because other things can cause skin darkening. A dermatologist can help you do that. A cream containing hydroquinone can be prescribed to lighten the darkened skin, but it's a slow process; be patient. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me does the rio scanning laser hair removal really work I have fair skin so it shud work?

Can anyone tell me does the rio scanning laser hair removal really work I have fair skin so it shud work?

Yes, but not well: Yes, these devices can remove hair but not as effectively as the more powerful lasers you will find in a plastic surgeon's or dermatologist's office. Check out http://ocps. Com/procedures/laser-hair-removal hair can be removed with our 1064 yag laser. Laser hair removal is safe and effective in removing excess hair. The most common sites for hair removal are the face, arm pits, chest/back, bi. ...Read more

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Does laser hair removal have any negative symptoms on the skin if it is done on the face and does it really work?

Does laser hair removal have any negative symptoms on the skin if it is done on the face and does it really work?

Possibly: Laser hair removal uses a laser. The rsk of burning does exist. Change in pigmentation is also a risk. The darker your skin the greater are these risks. ...Read more

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My underarms skin got darken by using veet hair removal cream. Is there any way so that I can improve my underarms skin fairer?

Using: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Steroid cream may prevent this by using after hair removal. ...Read more

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Regarding hair removal, the drs. Who have laser(gentilase, diode)say it's the best, same for one's having ipl. If my skin match all which the best?

Laser works better: Depending on skin type, laser works better for hair removal than ipl. For paler skin types, alexandrite laser works well. For darker skin types, ndyag laser is a better choice. ...Read more

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Male, I have just used hair removal cream on my scotrum, feeling irritaion, pain onthe skin of scotrum. What to do? Are they damaged permanently?

No: Not damaged permanently. The skin on the scrotum is sensitive and is irritated from the chemical. Get some 1% hydrocortisone and apply to the irritated area three times a day for a few days. ...Read more

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Male, I have just used hair removal cream on my scotrum, feeling irritaion, pain on the skin of scotrum. What to do? Are they damaged permanently?

Male, I have just used hair removal cream on my scotrum, feeling irritaion, pain on
the skin of scotrum. What to do? Are they damaged permanently?

Skin irritation only: I would not recommend using a chemical depilatory cream anywhere near the penis, scrotum or anus. I have seen countless people with chemical burns to these areas over the years. Careful use of a safety razor in these areas is much less likely to cause you problems. There is no effect on the testicles ...Read more

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Deep and long ingrown hairs that circle into skin and never come out completely. All over my body, even places that have never had hair removal done.

Ingrown hairs: This is common condition common with certain genetic backgrounds. When this occurs in the beards of men it is known as pseudofolliculitis barbae. You should refer to this term online and search for the preventive measures for yourself. It can occur in areas without shaving, but this increases the risk greatly. The bumps can get secondarily infected. ...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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Will side effects of laser hair removal go away or is the skin permanently changed?

Will side effects of laser hair removal go away or is the skin permanently changed?

Pigment change, scar: Complications include redness, a change in the pigmentation of the skin, either lighter or darker, and scarring. Redness and darkening of the skin are usually temporary. Lightening of the skin may also recover. Patients with a tan and darker skin types are at more risk. See an experienced dermatologist or aesthetic physician in order to minimize risk of complications. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the skin to develop crusts and scabs after laser hair removal? How long to heal?

Not usually: Depending on the type of laser or BBL used for hair removal and your skin pigmentation it is possible to get small burns. However, more commonly you get some temporary redness after the treatment, and sometimes redness or small bumps around each hair follicle. It is unusual to have crusting or scabs. ...Read more

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Who is best to perform laser hair removal and what laser is best? For sides of face and I have extremely sensitive skin!!!

Doctor's Office: Laser hair removal should be done by a laser trained physician, or a PA, NP, RN or medical aesthetician under a doctors supervision. Good results can be obtained by YAG laser, alexandrite laser, diode laser or IPL tuned to patient's skin type, sun exposure and hair type. Ineffective on lighter red, blond, gray or white hair. Best also on lighter skin types. YAG may be best for skin of darker ...Read more

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After laser hair removal developed what look like tiny skin growths that haven't gone away after 3 months, what can they be?

Scar: You had lazier hair removal. Now you have tiny dots. These occur as the laser intensity causing scar. They should improve with time. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Sudy
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Black Colored Skin (Definition)

Skin discoloration is a symptom in which a person has color changes on part or all of his skin. Color changes may be related to skin problems such as bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, itching, bug bites, etc. ...Read more