Can I undergo laser hair removal whilst on acne medication/epiduo?
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Laser hair removal on a Retin A derivative
The skin becomes more sensitive to the laser while on Retin A. Most docs will say to discontinue use of this 3 days prior to the laser. Since you have just started it, it is best to stop prior to treatments. Sometimes with long term users, I will allow them to continue it because their skin has grown accustom to the cream.
You don't have to start over!
Epiduo can increase sun sensitivity, but isn't contraindicated for laser treatment. I would consult with your Dr if you're concerned. Best, Dr. Emer
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