Laser hair removal and cancer

Common Questions and Answers about Laser hair removal and cancer


Avatar n tn Hi Doctor, I am a 27 year old caucasian male, and I am very close to scheduling a 4-session laser hair removal appointment to get the hair taken off my back and shoulders. I am a good candidate, as I have light skin and dark, coarse hair. The only thing really concerning me at this point is the potential long-term side effects - in particular, the possibility of the treatment causing skin cancer down the road.
Avatar n tn I have been receiving laser hair removal treatments around my aerolae. About an inch away from my aerola one of my breasts is a flat mole, about a centimeter big, with a lighter shade of brown surrounding a darker brown in the center of the mole. The mole has been there my entire life with no change in character. The laser techs told me they would just work around this mole to prevent burning it. During a treatment on 1/17/11, I was told the laser would be "turned up".
Avatar m tn Various methods used for mole removal are excision and cauterization. Although laser removal has been tried for moles, it is not usually the method of choice for most deep moles because the laser light doesn't penetrate deeply enough. You can get this mole evaluated from a dermatologist and get it evaluated. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar n tn I have no experience or data with either waxing or laser hair removal but would expect them to be less likely to spread the infection. I hope this helps. Many of the questions and considerations, as before, are things you should be discussing with the doctor who treated you.
Avatar n tn Facial spider veins in particular were once difficult to treat, but lasers and IPL have made it effortless. Laser spider vein removal has become the leading treatment for spider veins because of its versatility and ease with eliminating smaller and medium sized spider veins. ref: The skin manifestations of Synthroid are hair loss, flushing. Any medication has the potential to cause an allergic reaction.
Avatar f tn I was told that once the hair folical is activated, it does not go away. I would have to get laser hair removal done. I hope that this helps you. Good luck!
Avatar n tn Also used Oil of Wild Oregano, Tea Tree Oil and EmuAID Max Cream – all helped to clear the starter pimple boils, but they did not stop new ones appearing. I have since had 2 underarm laser hair removal sessions as shaving causes many starter pimple boils to appear the day after shaving.
1208452 tn?1266340529 You need to consult an endocrine specialist to rule out these problems. Treatment can be laser removal, hormone therapy and local creams. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn The methods of hair removal in hirsutism are shaving, chemical depilation by using depilatory creams, temporary epilation by plucking, tweezing, waxing and permanent epilation by electrolysis, thermolysis and laser hair removal. Apart from these there are some medicines available for treating hirsutism in PCOS.
Avatar f tn from the past 1 yr i have been experiencing alot of hair growth all over my body.i have facial hair and the hair on and under my chin(area just above neck) can get as long as 1 inch.they grow back really quickly,and they're very think too.they're hair as long as 1 inch on my abdomen too.i dont seem to loose weight i'm appetite is quite low.i'm always tired from the past few months dont even have energy to exercise.
Avatar n tn I am considering having an ovarian cyst removed--both ovaries too because my sister died of ovarian cancer, and my grandfather and my niece died of colon cancer. I read somewhere that there can be a connection between colon cancer and ovarian cancer--that is if blood relatives have colon cancer or ovarian cancer, there's more of a chance of someone getting ovarian cancer. My cyst is probably the size of a quarter. Two years ago, I had it.
Avatar m tn I went to the ER on 4/24/2011 was admitted and had surgery for removal on 4/25/2011. Stent was placed and removed on 4/28/2011. 2 hours later I was back in the ER where the doctor told me everything looked good. CT, Xrays, Blood work.... Back in the ER 4/29/2011 and looked at like I am crazy because Xrays, Urinalysis, blood work all came back normal. They mentioned Spasms, and that they saw swelling in the CT scans... However today is 5/2/2011 and I am still having the pain....
Avatar n tn Hi Everyone, I have this same problem nipple hair and ingrown hairs. I am currently getting laser hair removal on my stomach and areolas. Even typing this alone in my apartment makes me feel nervous and unfeminine. So far the treatment (I've had about 5 treaments) seems to be working, especially for my stomach. Around the areola is slower but it is coming in less and less. The cost: about $800 but they do financing at some places. I go to Sleek Med Spa.
Avatar n tn I went in knowing I had a large abdominal mass (16cm) and had showed signs of cancer markers in my bloods. I signed a long consent to whatever they had to do.. it ranged from a fibroid to ovarian tumor. Thankfully the tumor was benign and they removed my left ovary and fallopian tube and was given the all clear. I too felt terrible and the pain was unbearable but I was also eager to go home as I found it difficult to rest in Hospital.
Avatar m tn I have tried any hair removal method there is. Even laser hair removal does not work for me (after the full set of sessions, my hair grows back to what it was in 2 weeks!). I’ve spoken to many women, but have never met anyone else experience such an insane hair growth rate – like men’s 5 o’clock beard. I am not exaggerating. Even after removing hair from the root, my skin is smooth for 1, up to 2 days.
Avatar m tn My first session was two weeks back at a well know laser hair removal center in USA. They only do laser hair removal and seems they are one of the best hair removal spa in USA. My first session was bad, though the therapist has extensive experience, the laser hurt me and was so painful that I couldn't able to take it and stopped it with in few minutes at the start of session. No numbing cream was used. The laser used was GENTLE YAG.
485259 tn?1519050626 hard) therefore she's taking them both ovaries out on April 7th but have been told by my doc that if she can't get them out using the 'smaller tube' in laparoscopic surgery that I may have to have the Laparotomy as well. But it's definite that they're both coming out and will be tested for CA125 was 53, which is quite high she said.
162948 tn?1205256292 I had sex like 3 days after the removal and right after i was bleeding and i had a big blood clot. has anyone ever experienced this?
Avatar n tn I feel with all the hormones I took, it may have put me at an increased risk for ovarian cancer. I am 47 years old and am also waiting to go for an endometrial biopsy as I have endometrial thickening as well. I also have a uterine fibroid. Just wondering if it's because I am in periomenopause. Wtih all these combined, it does have me concerned. Has anyone else had any of these problems occur, either with or without use of Clomid? Thanks!
583085 tn?1218543344 I have even thought of going to a laser hair removal center to take care of all of it so that I don't have to deal with it anymore. I wish I could give you a better answer. Thank you for your support!
Avatar m tn First, lasers can't cause melanoma or cancer. Hair removal laser energy does not affect the skin's DNA. Second, moles can be dark and still be perfectly OK. Maybe it was there before but you didn't notice it till the hair thinned. I assume that the clinic where you're being treated has a doctor available to supervise--I suggest you arrange for this spot to be seen by the doctor. Best. Dr.
Avatar n tn I had the same thing with the Yaz. I was on Yasmin and switched to Yaz and promptly gained about 5 or more pounds. No problems at all with Yasmin, and I was on it for 5 or more years. I still work out like I did on Yasmin, and I've never eaten a lot, although, the Yaz does make me hungry all the time, and I can't seem to get rid of this bloating. I spot constantly and cramp. I have another friend that is the same way.
Avatar n tn Also for a flat my face he used a Gentelase used for hair removal. I have read that this is only used for hair removal and leg veins. Have you heard of it being used for moles before. The mole actually looks a little bigger since it was lasred aweek and a half a go. Would a diolite laser remove these more effectively. Thank you.
Avatar f tn These two generations have been far sicker than they should have been, compared to what would have been a normal rate of illness and cancer even after including all other possiblities for these occurances. Please research the history of the Polio vaccine failure, there is so much more to this that I am not able to share with you in my own words.
Avatar n tn For the past year, I have been experiencing burning and stinging in my vulva (which is NOT made worse by peeing), which comes and goes but can last for over a month and is extremely uncomfortable. The area looks normal, and there is no unusual discharge. The last time I had these symptoms was in March - they came on suddenly with a stinging sensation, and lasted for 6 weeks.
Avatar n tn Regarding the hair loss, when I started going through menopause at age 47 I would find a hair ball in the shower. Lasted for a while and then stopped. I've read that hair loss can be attributed to a lack of estrogen. So not sure if you're at that age or not. Hair loss is also a symptom that some people with lupus deal with. I've had some estrogen issues just recently and have noticed my skin is a lot drier than usual, probably a result of the lowering estrogen.
Avatar n tn since puberty about 12 years old i noticed light spots on my right inner thigh. After some time, it became darker, and it also has hair and it is now longer. I am now 23 years old and it is spreading down to the back of my knee... help pls...