Do these medications interact with laser hair removal or cause burns?
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The Effect of Medications on Laser Hair Removal
None of these medications will negatively impact your laser hair removal treatment. Make sure your treating physician knows what medications you are taking so they can discuss it in more detail with you.
Effect of medications on laser
None of the medications that you have mentioned are likely to have any effect on laser hair removal treatment. Certain medicines like Tetracyclines for example can increase your sensitivity to light, including to laser light.
Before laser hair removal
I ask my patients to stop all over the counter medications (supplements, vitamens, etc) at least a week prior to laser treatment. Those products are not regulated by an oversight agency, so there is no way to be sure what is actually in them. I also ask that they discontinue use of benzoyl peroxide or retinol as these make the skin more sensitive and prone to hyper- or hypo- pimentation. A honey mask should be fine as long as you do not add anything to it. Please continue your glucophage as prescribed. Be sure your provider knows what medications and products you use and they can discuss these things in more detail.
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