Is This PIH - Greenville, SC

I've had my third laser hair removal treatment to...

I've had my third laser hair removal treatment to my underarms.

The first session didn't leave any discoloration. I overheard the tech say she was setting the machine to 24 (whatever that means). The second treatment left my underarms very grayish brown. When I came back for my third visit she asked the doctor to take a look and he said it looked like yeast infection. He prescribed oral prednisone, 4% HQ cream and recommended an OTC hydrocortisone. I've also added a 17% vitamin c serum to my arm pit "cocktail". Does this look like PIH and will it go away?

10 Comments

Did the discoloration ever go away? What place did you have this done at? I am considering getting laser hair removal in the Greenville area and want to avoid this place.
  • Reply
It went away. I believe it was a individual response to to my first therapy. I have had MULTIPLE treatments afterwords and never experienced it again.
You said the second treatment left your underarms grayish-brown, was this immediately after the treatment? Was there any blistering? How long did the treatment area remain red for? Upon first glance I thought this looked like yeast. PIH occurs after a considerable amount of inflammation has occurred. Are you on any medications?
  • Reply
Name not provided

Living social

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
Was this review helpful? 1 other found this helpful