I had laser hair removal session and this time it left me with some bad burn marks. How should I treat it? Will it scar? (Photo)

Doctor Answers 3

Laser Burn

Oh no!  I am so sorry.  In my opinion you could benefit from hydroquinone and kojic acid.  Moving forward I would strongly recommend that you see a doctor experienced with skin of color and has a 1064 laser for hair removal.  Best Wishes

Burn from Laser Hair

A burn from laser hair can be a very serious problem.  You should consult a board certified dermatologist familiar with burn and wound care to prevent the area from scarring.  Silvadene is an excellent cream that I often prescribe. In the future you should consult a specialist in laser hair removal.  Best, Dr. Green

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Burns from hAir removal

If this were done in doctors office see doctor for prescription steroid cream .This will calm down olinflammation .If there is residual color change q bleaching cream containing hydroquinone and or ionic acid may be necessary.Expect weeks to several months for rsolution.

Morris Westfried, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
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