Is it safe to go ahead with laser hair removal over a scar from a burn?
6 months ago
I had a deep burn from a boiling water accident last year. It's all healed now but it's left a scar on my inner thigh. The scar is getting better with time, but I'm afraid that laser will make it permanent or have other negative affects.
Doctor Answers 4
Laser Hair Removal Over A Healed Scar
Yes, you can have laser hair removal over the scar as long as it is fully healed. You can also check with your treating physician during your consultation. Make sure you are seeing an expert in laser hair removal.
Laser Should Not Affect Scar Negatively
If performed with the appropriate settings, laser hair removal over a scar should be perfectly safe. It may even improve the scar over time!
Laser Hair Removal over Healed Scar
As long as the scar is fully healed, it should be fine to have laser hair removal over the area. Make sure to see a licensed professional to ensure the treatment is done safely.
Laser hair removal over a scar
This should be alright to do. I would check with the provider doing the procedure. I would do it on a fresh scar but since this is a year old, it should be fine.
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