After getting a upper lip laser hair removal treatment I have a purple mark; is it a bruise?

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Laser Hair Removal upper lip

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Without a photo it is difficult to advise you but you should immediately let your treating physician know, so that they can work with you on any  potential side effects.

San Jose Physician

Purple spot after Laser Hair Removal

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Unless you submit a picture, there is no way for us to know.   The best thing to do is return to the place you had the procedure done.   It is probably something called Purpura.   Talk with your doctor!

Laser hair removal and bruising

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Bruising is not usually seen with laser hair removal -- but in area of thin skin it can be possible. Icing the area before and after your treatment may help reduce the bruising. Good luck!

Manu B. Aggarwal, MD
Lima Phlebologist

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