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Avatar f tn Hello, Pain, swelling, redness, red bumps and blistering are temporary side effects of laser hair removal which will improve with time. Apply calamine lotion to soothe the skin and if the symptoms are severe then mild steroid cream can be applied. However if there is any hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation or scarring then it needs an evaluation by a dermatologist as they are permanent side effects of this therapy.
Avatar m tn Hello, Light sheet duet laser is one the most advances and commonly used techniques for hair removal. As with any laser treatment the side effects accompanying are there like redness, burning, superficial burns or hypopigmented patches. So please discuss it in detail with your dermatologist before going in for this procedure. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar f tn I work at the top laser hair removal company in the uk and we don't treat anybody who is pregnant, it's not worth the risk, it can also cause pigmentation because of the hormones x rubbish I know because I was due to get mine but iv just found out in 5 weeks =)
Avatar f tn Hello, Laser hair removal is not 100% fullproof and some miniature hair may be left even after multiple laser hair removal sessions. Also it is not without side effects and may cause redness, erythema, hyper or hypopigmentation and sometimes burning and dryness of skin. So discuss all the pros and cons with a dermatologist before getting it done.
Avatar f tn The reasoning is because there are no studies done to show the effects laser hair removal has on the baby. Since there are no studies, we don't know if it is okay or not so most companies (ones that care about your well being) would refuse treatments.
Avatar f tn My husband had laser hair removal about two weeks ago to his beard. He developed folliculitis. The folliculitis is now cleared up and the hair on his beard is very patchy. The skin under the hair seems to be lighter than the skin that has no hair. Is this b/c the skin without hair is still healing and will blend in eventually or is it going to stay this way. Also, this was the first treatment. Will hair grow back in these spots that have no hair.
Avatar f tn I am on 200mg lamictal per day as well as methylphenidate (ritalin). I got laser hair removal on my face. It was a very positive experience. No seizures (my diagnosis is JME and I get grand mals) whatsoever and no photosensitive reactions. Hope this helps you in your decision. I think it's well worth it!
Avatar f tn Hello, It is very less likely for the laser rays to affect the ovaries and other reproductive organs and cause infertility. You should get it done from a good cosmetologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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.
11358238 tn?1430413563 I'm growing hair like crazy on my face. I used to do laser Hair removal before I found out I was pregnant. Now I can't do them anymore till after the baby. I did wax my face and now have ingrown hairs on my neck. I exfoliate daily and don't know what to do. Anyone experiencing this problem? I need Help I love my baby, I need this hair gone. Has anyone done laser while pregnant?
1178131 tn?1282658419 Since every month my Aunt shows w/o fail, with her ugly face, and understandably shatters me, making me think this will never happen etc, (I am getting into this routine every month LOL) I wanted to concentrate on few things that I had been putting off because of possible pregnancy, which btw doesn't seem to happen anytime, GRRRR anyway, on of which is facial hair removal. Did you ladies hear from any docs if it is harmless to do some electrolysis or Laser?
Avatar n tn Hello, You should not use laser hair removal treatment on your own and it should be done by a dermatologist. Laser hair removal also has many side effects like redness, irritation, skin burns, erythema, hypopigmentation etc and hence should be done by a qualified dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar n tn For better or worse, laser hair removal is not always permanent--hair often grows back, and most of the time the hair comes in the same color as before, if not necessarily the same thickness. I have not seen hair come in white as a result of laser hair removal. I suspect that the hair looks lighter because it's thinner. In time it is likely to look even with your other hair.
Avatar f tn Side effects of laser hair removal can include blistering, discoloration after treatment, swelling, redness, and scarring. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps. For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used (e.g.
Avatar f tn i don't like hair removal. my friend ones did laser treatment and she got burns after. it hurts really bad. so, we did was just to wax it. because the more you wax your hair, the less your hair grows back. after how many times you wax, the hair won't grow anymore.
Avatar f tn Is there anything i can do to get rid of the hair beside laser hair removal? and if it is, is the procedure safe? any side effects? Or is there something i can use to make pores smaller and remove the hair, maybe a cream or ointment? Im just a college student and i want to avoid spending 1000 for laser hair removal, and not it's not just a problem of ugly legs, it's a problem of red, irriated, ugly legs with LOTS OF SHORT HAIR and HUGE pores. I really appreciate any help.
Avatar f tn I used a hair removal cream on my face more than a year ago. After i used the cream, i got a serious reaction from it. some of my skin peeled and burned. From the peeling and burning, it has left dark brown marks on my face which i cannot get rid of. I have tried products like bio oil and a skin lightening cream, but these have not been effective. I get breakouts on my skin very often and i have acne and rosacea. My skin used to be completely clear before i used the hair removal cream.
Avatar f tn The most common side effects of laser hair removal are skin irritation, pigment changes etc. Rarer side effects are blistering, crusting or scarring. It is best to take the decision regarding laser treatment after consulting your dermatologist. Do keep me posted. Best luck and regards!
Avatar f tn Hello, Laser treatment is not without side effects and may cause hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation, redness and erythema. Laser hair removal would require multiple sittings depending upon the area where the laser hair reduction is to be done. You should consult a good dermatologist and discuss the pros and cons with him. Most patients need a minimum of seven treatments.
Avatar n tn Rockoff, I am an older primary care physician who has been exclusively practicing primary skin care for five years. I do laser hair removal, photofacial rejuvenation, Acne care, and a number of other primary skin care services. I have a good relationship with the areas Dermatologists and create many referrals for them. At present I am using the Clearlight from Lumenis to treat Acne. My experience with the light suggests it has been oversold and hyped by the company.
Avatar f tn I had my doctor write me a letter stating that I should be reimbursed for my laser hair removal sessions because I have hirsutism, and other hair-minimizing drugs cause unwanted side effects on me. I havent tried it out yet, but I thought I would see if anyone else has ever attempted this/been approved? btw laser is the best thing that has ever happened to me (pcos wise).. It has boosted my self esteem incredibly and allowed me to think less about pcos and what its doing to me.
Avatar f tn look into electrolysis it is painful and takes time, but what sold me on it is, the transgender community swears by it. it is supposed to have more permant effects than laser and is cheaper although you have many more sessions. If it can make men with 5'oclock shadow have a smooth non hairy face. I'm willing to try. Also consider having your hormones checked. I'm going through the same thing. Hang in there.
Avatar m tn Itchy bumps, pink skin, redness, and swelling around the treatment area or swelling of the follicles leading to follicular edema are few of the common side effects of E light hair removal. These side effects usually last for two or three days .You may try icing the area after the treatment as it helps relieve the side effects faster. Since exposure to sun can further worsen the rash it is best to seek the opinion of a dermatologist. I do hope it helps. Take care and regards!
Avatar n tn I am willing to do full body laser but I am worried about the negative effects of Laser I really need ur help Awaiting ur reply
Avatar f tn If you're very hairy you can investigate laser removal of hair. I think after a few treatments it's supposed to be permanent. I don't think there is anything to make hair grow shorter permanently. Regardless of your sex, if you're concerned about your hormone levels, ask your doctor to check them.
Avatar n tn To be honest, I know little about it and have only just begun to recommend it. Have you tried or considered laser hair removal or electrolysis? Either is likely to be very helpful, and is worth at least looking into. Best. Dr.
Avatar f tn Discuss the advantages of laser hair removal therapy with your dermatologist. The laser sessions may be done repeatedly depending on severity and extent of the condition.
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.