Acne red bumps post Laser Hair Removal, is this permanent? (photos)
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Itchy hives after LHR
This is common and can be treated with topical steroids. It shouldn't be permanent. I would try to refrain from picking or scratching. The hair follicle heating caused this and it is actually a good sign that the procedure went well.
Not permanent--contact Dr. for after care
Every so often, we do see an itchy bumpy rash following laser hair removal. This is usually because of irritation of the hair follicles in the treated area, and this can be easily treated with a mild cortisone preparation. I suggest contacting your Dr. for a topical solution. Best, Dr. Emer
Red Bumps after laser hair removal
Hi there, It appears that you may have a heat rash caused by irritation of the hair follicles. This is very common after laser hair removal and it may have been worsened by wearing a woolen shirt. I would avoid using any heavy scented or abrasive lotions or creams. Apply cool washcloths to the affected area and topical cortisone cream for the itching. You can also use an over-the-counter allergy pill. Let your provider know that you experienced these bumps as they may need to adjust the settings to prevent them in the future. Good luck!
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