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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 n tn I had laser hair removal -- at Hair Today Gone Tommorrow. It was NOT painful, it just left redness right afterwards that lasted an hour or so. Most places will give you a free consultation and let you 'feel' the laser by giving you a pulse on your hand or face. It works best on those with fair skin and dark hair. It will not take away light or white hair -- so not good for peach fuzz. The hair has not come back and I stopped treatments 3 years ago.
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 am on 200mg of lamictal and am keen to try ipl hair removal. Beautician thinks the lamictal in my system might cause bad side effects such as blistering. Has anyone had experiences with this hair removal treatment whilst taking this med?
Avatar m tn Definitely worried now after reading all the posts about their experiences after removal. The immediate pain and urge to defacate after the removal was very aggravating. I didn't have problems with the stent while it was in.
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 Can you tell me the results of your one ovary removal surgery? Have you had recurrence of endometrioma? Are you on oral contraceptives?
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 n tn I am 25 and have been dealing with the same list of ongoing problems as everyone else apparently this a very common thing I am fixing to go to the doctor right now she is very passionate at wanting to help me with this I know that I have PCOS I was diagnosed 5 years ago with it and I have more hair on my face then I care to have and I went to the laser hair removal place and the technician has PCOS also she said it will take up to 2 years to get 85% of the hair permanently removed and that I wi
Avatar n tn But I too cannot wait till I can afford laser hair removal.
Avatar n tn I believe it must have happened when they first shaved my face (standard procedure for laser hair removal)- yet the shaving opened all the little acne bumps and must have allowed it to spread. Someone mentioned diabetes and menstral cycle problems. I have very irregular periods and have been diagnosed with " PCOS " (a pre-diabetic stage). I know my facial hair is rooted to this problem, yet I do not know how to fix it.
Avatar n tn Hairs will grow for awhile and then fall out on their own and grow back (that is why your pubic hair and body hair does not grow beyond a certain length). A new hair can become ingrown just like a shaved hair can, although it happens less frequently.
682777 tn?1226691122 anybody using IPL for facial hair removal ? please contact to share experiences.
Avatar n tn --- In the past at the age of 17-18 my parents paid for laser-hair removal sessions (6 total spanning over 16 months, separated roughly 8 -12 weeks apart) and found the treatment to have minimal effect, actually disfiguring or denaturing the appearance with constant irritation, ingrowns, and acne (that is otherwise unheard of on my skin) rather than thinning it out to something approximating 'normal' or 'presentable'.
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 n tn I had four incisions, one at the navel, two across from each other mid-belly, and one just at the genital hair line. My surgery was made more complex because the cyst had attached itself to several points in my abdomen, and there were wounds at those sites from the removal, and the doctor zapped the endometriosis with a laser while she was working in there.
363243 tn?1331037450 Hi coco727272, I was recently diagnosed with PCOS. I am not African American, I am of Sicilian decent. I also have had problems with hursutism. I had something called laser hair removal on my face to remove upper lip hair, chin, neck and "sideburn" hair. It is really very effective and permanently removes hair as the laser kills the hair's root. You'll probably always have some hairs because you can grow new ones at any time in your life but it kills the hairs that are there.
Avatar n 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 f tn I was doing electrolosis for a while but even that didn't slow it down too much and it was really expensive.(very hard to keep up!) I saw an ad for a laser hair removal place here in Salt Lake and I am going to give that a shot!
233488 tn?1310696703 In addition to cataracts and AMD, sun exposure can lead to lesions and tumors that may be cosmetically unappealing and frequently require surgical removal. Damage to the eyes from UV light is not confined to the outdoors; it is also a concern with indoor tanning beds. “Ultraviolet radiation levels to the eye are much greater in a tanning booths than outside in the sun,” says Michael Kutryb, MD, an ophthalmologist in Titusville, FL, and a clinical correspondent for the Academy.
Avatar m tn I have hypopigmentation from laser hair removal on my legs it has been 3 months did the ginger work for you? I have been so stressed out also.
Avatar n tn I have had endo all my grown life. 5 laproscopy w/ laser surgeries later; we've decided it's time to end this. I am commited to this being my last surgery and being able to move on with my life. I am nervous and would love to hear your experiences.
377493 tn?1356505749 I have to have it removed. This is done through laser, but is a bit more complicated then I had orginally been led to believe. It means an overnight stay in the hospital, I will be put out, and my Dr. tells me a fair bit of pain afterward. I am scheduled to have this done Jan. 13th. Now, they wouldn't have done it if my pregnancy had continued, but due to the outcome, my OB/GYN thinks I should proceed and get it over with.
Avatar f tn The other thing, too, which I can't help but think is related, is that I've been doing laser hair removal in my bikini line area. I noticed this bump a few days after my fourth treatment. I'm wondering if it's a side effect of that, or maybe if the laser could cause a genital wart outbreak and that's why I never had one before?! I have a book recommendation for you: "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About HPV and Abnormal Pap Smears" by Joel Palefsky, M.D. After my dr.
1726082 tn?1309929142 typically your lymph nodes won't become swollen with recurrences. Since it's hsv1 genitally, you really should be more surprised when you do have recurrences more than expect to have them with any frequency. you might want to consider a different form of hair removal if you are prone to razor rash. Consider waxing or even some laser hair removal to make the area you have to keep "tidy" smaller.
720604 tn?1230853479 I told 2 healthcare professionals about my Hep C status: my dentist (via letter, since when I found out I was way between appointments) and my laser hair removal nurse. With my dentist, I see that they've added "HCV+" to my chart, but have never asked me anything about it. As with all my dentists out here (in Ca), regardless of the HCV thing, they ask you first thing if your health has changed in any way, and ask you to sign a release form.
Avatar n tn I received laser hair removal treatments (on my back) at a Kaiser facility, performed by an RN. I would shave at home prior to the treatment, and right before she lasered me, she would "touch up" spots I'd missed, with a disposable razor. Now, I assume she used a new razor each time with each patient...but never asked her directly.
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.