Laser hair removal cancer

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Avatar n tn I am aware that there aren't any documented cases of this, but really I am hoping to get a more scientific answer as to why or why not laser hair removal would trigger cancer down the road. I have heard that the lasers use 'non-ionizing' radiation which is supposedly a 'lite' form of radiation, but this doesn't completely allay my fears.
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 f tn Please answer this question about whether there is any known link or risk of breast cancer to underarm laser hair removal.
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:http://www.veintreatmentforum.com/vein-conditions.cfm?proc=Spider-Veins&detail=Y The skin manifestations of Synthroid are hair loss, flushing. Any medication has the potential to cause an allergic reaction.
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 overweight.my appetite is quite low.i'm always tired from the past few months dont even have energy to exercise.
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 I am 41 with a strong family history of cancer. My mother had breast AND kidney cancer, and I recently lost my father to metastatic colorectal cancer. That being said, after having pain in the area of my left ovary, an ultasound found that I have "something" growing on my left ovary. A repeat ultrasound showed that it is growing, and I was giving the choice to leave it and "watch it" or have it removed. I did have a CA-125 blood test, which was "normal".
Avatar m tn I had a stent for 1 week after my 1st stone was removed. Since the removal of the stent, I have had waves of severe back pain similar to the initial pain I had when I discovered the stone. I heard the ureter can spasm as it heals and this blocks the urine flow in the kidney causing the pain. How long should this last? What is the best way of managing the pain?
Avatar n tn I was very self conscious about it growing up- for I couldn't find anything about girls with nipple hair. I actually had laser hair removal when I was 16, but it has all grown back which is unfortunate because it cost a lot! I still pluck when their long enough, but they do become ingrown and I end up having some scarring as well. My boyfriend never even noticed when we first got together, I couldn't believe it. It goes to show that men miss detail. It was a huge relief for me.
Avatar n tn Yes, I too expected to have a total Hysterectomy & removal of ovaries & Endometriosis by Laparascopic surgery. Well, that did occur but I knew that after my surgery that something was very wrong. My Sigmoid Colon had been ruptured. I was hugely distended & kept questioning this to no avail. I even suggersted that I had Peritonitis, but was told to think happy thoughts! Finally, day 5 in the hospital I felt my bowel really "Go" whilst on the toilet.
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 Anyway my gyno recommended a laparoscopy just to investigate the cyst and remove only the cyst (would take the ovary only if things looked worse when inside). He isn't too worried about cancer as the cyst is only about the size of a dime and i have only had it for two cycles. I also had a CA125 test done and it was completly normal at 11. So as far as I was told this laparoscopy would be very simple and I would only be out a day or so.
162948 tn?1205256292 I had the mirena in for about 13 months & had it removed end of august to try to get pregnant. I had thought it was more immediate. I found out it can take 3-6 months for your cycle to return. my husband and I are pretty bummed because we would have removed it earlier (or never had it put in). Anyway, I bled a few days after removal (probably due to the removal) & then nothing until a couple days of brown spotting at the beginning of this month.
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 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 I am concerned as skin cancer does run in my family and I am the typical candidate - blond hair, fair skin, light colored eyes. Should I schedule an appointment with the dermatologist?
Avatar n tn I get it all time and really have to exfoliate a lot, there are red dots that usually itch and are inflammed. I think laser hair removal is the only option to reduce the hair, but that is expensive and I doubt there are many studies that allow you to get it for free. I still am learning about this and am I trying to find anyone that has a similar condition to mine, but no luck and from all the observing and locker rooms I have been and travels. I have never found anyone with the same thing.
Avatar f tn I have a feeling it may be related to cancer -- or a sign my immune system is not strong as I previously had cancer....as did another friend who had the same sort of growth on her scalp. Anyone else with these growths also have or had cancer?
Avatar m tn shtml Some stubborn cases of folliculitis have been responsive to laser-assisted hair removal. This process uses a laser to destroy the follicle. This reduces the scarring that results from folliculitis. Let us know if you need any other information and consult a skin specialist if the lesion is persistent. Regards.
Avatar n tn Check out the site at www.hystersisters.com (perhaps it is www.hyster-sisters.com) Anyway, they have great pre- and post- op advice, and great ideas for planning your recovery period. It is good advice, like stocking up on sweat pants or something similar so that you have loose comfortable clothing to wear. What surgery are you having? I had a 'simpler' surgery for my cyst - only the cyst, ovary, and fallopian tube were removed.
Avatar n tn I also had endometriosis for which I had laser surgery. I was on Danazol for 6 months prior to the surgery but it didn't work so I had surgery. 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.