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

Usually. If your skin is pale and your hair is dark, and you can keep your skin out of the sun for at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure, then laser hair removal is safe. The laser does not penetrate deep enough to cause any damage to internal organs so doing it on your stomach is just fine. Read more...
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...

I get severe hives lasting up to 2 weeks when I get laser hair removal done. Is there anything I can do pre-appointment to avoid or minimize the hives?

Hives. You can try to take antihistamines such as Claritin or zyrtec. There are also prescription antihistamines like xyzal (levocetirizine). Read more...
Antihistamines. Take antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) allegra, claritin, zyrtec. Take them before the treatment and continue taking them at regular intervals until the hives resolve. Also the physician can give you steroid shots before or after the treatment to prevent the hives from occurring. Read more...
Claritin (loratadine) 30 min to one hour before the procedure is what I do for patients with similar complaints. If hives return after the pretreatment medication effect is over you may then need to be treated with the same medication for a longer period until hives resolve. Read more...
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Try taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (50 mg, 2 capsules) the evening before and after your laser treatment. It can produce drowsiness, therefore only take in the evening. Read more...

Can people who has vitiligo get laser hair removal done?

Yes. Actually the lighter skin makes it safer as long as hair is relatively dark. Read more...
Yes . However laser hair removal only works when there is melanin in the hair for the laser to target. Read more...

Can you tell me about having laser hair removal done on my face. Would laser hair removal be the best option?

Depends on color. Laser seeks color, so those darker and coarse hairs provide better 'target' for effect of laser to remove the hairs. Light colored fine hair is more difficult to effectively remove. Will require a series of treatments, as the hairs are sensitive only when in growth cycle (not resting phase). This cycle is treated at intervals to get all of them in their growth phase. Read more...
Male or female? LHR on the face can be very painful. dense dark hair will be painful. if you are a woman with light fuzz or just a few thicker hairs it will be more tolerable. might not want to get it done before a big event. also, you will need to limit your sun exposure and if you choose to do this u might be well advised to wait until fall or winter. Read more...

I'm thinking about getting laser hair removal done. What do I need to know before proceeding?

Multiple sessions. Laser hair removal is not a one time treatment. Hair that will be removed must be in the proper growth 'cycle' to be sensitive. Hairs go through stages of rest and of active growth. Only those active are susceptible to laser removal. This means a series of treatments are most common to accomplish your goals. Read more...