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.

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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...

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...

Is laser hair removal a medical or a cosmetic procedure?

Lasers are medical. Lasers of sufficiant power for hair removal are generally considered medical (precsriptive) devices that are used under the supervision of a physician. Regulations vary bewteen states as to who a physician may delegate to for the actual treatment. Read more...
Cosmetic. Excess hair removal is considered a cosmetic procedure however, if your hair patterns were changed due to trauma or surgery then it my be considered by an insurance can't a covered service. Read more...
A medical cosmetic.. The procedure is done for cosmetic reasons (insurance generally will not pay) but the use of lasers is certainly a medical procedure and should only be performed by someone with appropriate training. Depending on your location, some states allow lasers to be used by non-physcian personnel. Make sure you are seeing someone with appropriate training regardless of their professional degree. Read more...
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...

Can I get laser hair removal if I have dark skin?

Yes. If the pigment in the hair is darker than the pigment in the skin, the laser is able to selectively target the hair and ignore the skin. Darker skinned people are at higher risk of burns to the skin and will experience more pain. There are very few lasers that are safe for dark skin. Yag lasers are safer for dark skin. The soprano by alma lasers is a diode laser that can treat any skin color. Read more...
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...
Yes, but. Make sure you are being treated by someone who is very experienced. Read more...

Is it safe for me to get laser hair removal if I have dermographism/chronic urticaria?

Yes. You may very well develop urticaria after the procedure, but that's not dangerous, just annoying. If it does happen, try taking a non-sedating antihistamine (such as allegra) before each session as a preventative. Read more...