Laser Hair Removal - Is This Normal?

Is this normal? It was 3 days after the first session of laser hair removal.

Doctor Answers 2

Laser marks after laser hair removal

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I would start you on a prescription skin lightener and some retinoids for about 2 weeks.  This should resolve with time.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Laser hair removal reaction

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It is impossible to tell from the photograph what exactly is the problem. Normal laser hair removal reactions are slightly swollen and pinkish bumps around a singed hair stubble (that was cut prior to treatment).

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

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