Does laser hair removal help Keratosis Polaris?
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Keratosis pilaris and laser hair removal
Specifically though, laser hair removal can help if the hairs in the follicles of the area with kp are brown. Laser hair removal only works on brown or black hair. In addition, we have a different laser that can help lighten or 'lessen' the appearance of the scars from the spots.
Laser hair removal typically only brightens the area if the shadow (or darkness) is being caused the patch of hair. If the skin itself has turned dark then there are other treatments and at-home products that would be safe and effective to improve the skin darkness such as Alexandrite or CO2RE laser, microneedling and/or Lytera by Skin Medica.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
Laser Hair Removal and KP
Laser Hair Removal is great but doesn't treat Keratosis Pilaris which is a genetic skin condition akin to eczema. It also will not treat these marks. Please consult an experienced dermatologist to treat these conditions. Best, Dr. Green
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