I have a keloid on my ear. Can I get IPL hair removal?
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IPL for hair removal on a keloid
Thank you for your question elmtree26. I understand your concern. IPL is a great treatment for facial rejuvenation. It can also be used for permanent hair reduction. It should not affect a keloid, but it would be a good idea to try a test spot. Those who get keloids tend to have darker skin. Therefore the settings on the IPL must be appropriate to avoid PIH.
Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
IPL and keloid
IPL does not pierce the skin so you shouldn't have any problems with regard to keloid scarring. I agree that a test spot would be a good idea beforehand, just to be sure.
Keloid hait removal
The keloid is formed from the piercing where there was an actual hole i nthe skin. The hair removal should not affect you in the same way. I think it would be ok to do hair removal. To be safe I would do a couple of test spots in non visible areas and see how you react. If there is no negative reaction , then I would go ahead with the laser. Keep watching though with each treatment, you obviously have reactive skin.
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