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What can I do to get rid of deep ingrown hairs after laser hair removal treatment other than exfoliating?

What can I do to get rid of deep ingrown hairs after laser hair removal treatment other than exfoliating?

Patience and time: By your 3rd or 4 th treatment, as your skin naturally turns over, these hairs and the inflammation around them will resolve and improve. If you start digging around to pull the hairs out, you will be successful but will leave terrible scarring. Gentle exfoliation, repeat treatments, and time will provide you with the best results. ...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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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

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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Keratosis pilaris causing many countless ingrown hairs, laser hair removal an option to kill problem at root?

Keratosis pilaris causing many countless ingrown hairs, laser hair removal an option to kill problem at root?

Yes it is: But it may take several treatments over years because many follicles will be in the telogen phase (sleep phase) and is is often combined with microdermabrasion or other exfoliative treatments. ...Read more

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I currently have laser hair removal treatment for my face and when I get stressed or in a hurry the area that I get lasered goes red - why? Can I fix?

I currently have laser hair removal treatment for my face and when I get stressed or in a hurry the area that I get lasered goes red - why? Can I fix?

Red face: The next time you have the laser treatment ask them to try a lower energy level. I am also wondering if you have blood vessels that ate visible and become more prominent when you are stressed or in a hurry. If that is the case the laser treatment is unrelated. ...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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How do I get rid of burn spots left by laser hair removal?

Burn spots: You should return to the person that did the procedure. If they are just red spots they should get better with time. Make sure if they are on exposed areas, that you wear a sunscreen. Without seeing the areas, I cannot comment further. ...Read more

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I have lots of scars from pulling out unwanted facial hair over many years. Have now had laser hair removal. How do I get rid of the scars please?

I have lots of scars from pulling out unwanted facial hair over many years. Have now had laser hair removal. How do I get rid of the scars please?

Facial scaring: Dear cat85764: scar treatment is usually multiple modalities ranging from intralesional steroid injection to laser treatment. Depending on type of scar, location, and skin type this may involve subcision, fat grating, filler, dermabrasion, laser or a combination of all of the above. Please visit a board certified plastic surgeon for consultation. Remember scars usually improve with time, . ...Read more

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What can a male age 21 do to reduce/ get rid of facial/ body hair without laser hair removal and that is relatively inexpensive should I take estrogen? Or is there another solution

Hair removal: I would not recommend estrogen as there can be many undesired side effects. You could try using nair. There is a device called the nono but I have no experience with that. Laser hair removal is by far the best method and has become quite economical. ...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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My girl has lot of thick vellus hair on lower face, can't get rid of it. She's tried shaving, waxing and laser hair removal, seems to still come back.

My girl has lot of thick vellus hair on lower face, can't get rid of it. She's tried shaving, waxing and laser hair removal, seems to still come back.

Endocrine evaluation: How long has the hirsutism been present? Are periods absent or irregular? Any comorbid conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure? Depending on the situation, I would consider conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome, non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's syndrome. Adrenal or ovarian malignancy is a remote possibility. ...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

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How to get rid of black dots on upper lip after shaving? Is laser hair removal the only way?

Hair removal by lase: Laser hair reduction is one way to remove excessive hair in an area of skin. It does not entirely remove all hair follicles. Is best that you see a dermatologist and discuss this issue with the specialist. ...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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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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Can I do peeling for the bikini area to treat hyperpimentation caused by laser hair removal treatment in between sessions?

Can I do peeling for the bikini area to treat hyperpimentation caused by laser hair removal treatment in between sessions?

Yes but...: You can do peels in between the laser treatments, but it may not help with the hyper pigmentation. PIH is "post inflammatory" and the peel may aggravate that. Probably a better option for you would be to use a cream that contains both a bleaching agent (like hydroquinone) and a low dose steroid.
www. OmahaCosmeticSurgery. Com ...Read more

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Hi, I am a 25 years old male I did laser hair removal treatment in my for arms 18 months ago with an alexandrite it's still very patchy.

Laser Hair Removal: One laser hair removal treatment is not that effective. You will need between 5-10 treatments to remove the hair. ...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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Part of my mole has changed color after a laser hair removal treatment. Should I be concerned?

Lasers and moles: The laser used for laser hair removal shines in the skin and the hair equally. Pigmented skin, like in a mole, will tend to absorb more laser energy that pale white skin, so color change is possible. On the other hand, if the mole was changing and you only noticed it because you had hair removal in the area, this should be checked out by your dermatologist. If there is any doubt, get checked out. ...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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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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Can my underarms skin darkening be improved by laser hair removal treatment safely?

Can my underarms skin darkening be improved by laser hair removal treatment safely?

Probably not.: Skin color does not necessarily relate to hair removal. Perhaps some bleaching cream would help the skin color such as 4% hydroquinone. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is kaya skin clinic is best option for laser hair removal treatment?

Please help docs! Is kaya skin clinic is best option for laser hair removal treatment?

Research: I am not sure about kaya skin clinic but my recommendation is to research it as well as places within driving distance of where you live. Get referrals from other physicians you respect and trust or patients. Then, go for a consult and see if this is a good clinic for you. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm a middle eastren girl with an olive skin color, is IPL laser hair removal treatment affective for my body? Is it proper for black thick hair?

I'm a middle eastren girl with an olive skin color, is IPL laser hair removal treatment affective for my body? Is it proper for black thick hair?

Yes, Comparable: Just keep in mind that any claims of "permanent hair loss" should be aken with a grain of salts, as some hair growth after some time can be expected. It is definitely worth a try as there apparently aren't many serious side effects. Feel Good! ...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


Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more