Can You Get Sun Poisoning from Hair Removal?

Can u get sun poisoning from laser hair removal? I've got blisters, nausea, dizziness, upset stomach. It's been 11 days and the blisters in my butt crack are still there.

Doctor Answers 5

Can You Get Sun Poisoning from Hair Removal?

You most likely had a strong treatment done that burned the area, contact your medical provider immediately


Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Can You Get Sun Poisoning from Hair Removal?

I've never heard of sun poisoning before unless you're trying to describe a strong laser treatment that might have burned you. See your medical provider if this continues or worsens 

Good Luck 

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Laser hair removal

It sounds like you may be experiencing some burns from your laser hair removal procedure that you had.  I would recommend that you follow-up with your physician.  

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Laser hair removal sun poisoning

You can get burned by a laser hair removal system and have the symptoms you describe, but I wouldn't use the term sun poisoning. Avoid burns and other unwanted side effects by visiting a medical clinic with highly trained skin experts on site (e.g. a dermatologist). 

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
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Sun and hair removal

I'm not following this question exactly, but I believe what you are describing is a very serious burn from laser hair removal. It has nothing to do with "sun poisoning" and no that's not possible, but you should be evaluated as soon as possible by a physician, because it sounds like you have a second or possibly third degree burn from a very aggressive (and bad!) treatment..

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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