You asked: Can you get laser hair removal on a scar?

Laser hair removal is a popular treatment that helps patients address unwanted or excessive hair on the body. One question prospective patients often ask is if the procedure can be done on skin that is scarred. Fortunately, the procedure is completely safe for these areas.

Can you get laser hair removal over a bruise?

Cuts and abrasions. It’s best to avoid pulsing the laser over any cuts or abrasions that may be open or still healing. All other areas can be treated as normal and these areas can be treated on subsequent sessions once they have healed.

Can I laser my c section scar?

Scars and stretch marks created in the last six months respond especially well to laser treatments with a fractional ablative radio-frequency pixel laser. Ideally, women should treat their C-section scar within six to eight weeks for optimal results.

Does hyperpigmentation from laser hair removal go away?

This side effect, known as post-laser hyperpigmentation or post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH) consists of dark patches or lesions, which can take a year or longer to resolve on its own, or be permanent without the proper treatment.

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Can laser hair removal cause dark spots?

Pigmentation changes

If you have light skin, you’re more likely to have darker spots from laser hair removal. The opposite is true of people with dark skin, who may have lighter spots from the procedure. However, like skin irritation, these changes are temporary and aren’t usually a cause for concern.

Why do I have bruises after laser?

The bruised area often darkens for 1-2 days after treatment and these reactions are normal and nothing to be alarmed about. It is important not to pick at the treated skin even if some crusting develops in the treated 2.

Why does laser cause bruising?

Laser light penetrates the outer layers of skin reaching the blood vessels below. Targeted blood vessels soak up all of the energy in the beam and are destroyed by the brief but intense heat. The body removes the damaged tissue naturally and the resulting bruise fades normally.

Which laser is best for surgical scars?

Ablative laser resurfacing, with CO2 or Er: YAG lasers, has been shown to be effective for traumatic and surgical scars, especially when resurfaced within 6 to 10 weeks after trauma or surgery or even immediately after surgery.

Does the C-section pooch go away?

While these scars tend to be longer than a c-section scar, they also tend to be thinner, and the c-shelf puffiness is typically not a problem anymore. As with any type of scarring, it should gradually lighten and flatten over time, though it may never completely go away.

Do they take your organs out during ac section?

In most c-sections, the bladder and intestines are moved aside so the ob-gyn can keep them safely out of the way while delivering the baby and repairing the uterine incision. Those organs won’t be moved outside the body, though.

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Why is my skin darker after laser?

Immediately post treatment you can expect to see some mild redness. You may also see some of your pigmentation spots (freckles) turn darker. This is normal and the pigment naturally shed off the skins surface within seven to 14 days depending on your skin cell turnover.

Why is my skin dark after laser hair removal?

Pigment changes.

Laser hair removal might darken or lighten the affected skin. These changes might be temporary or permanent. Skin lightening primarily affects those who don’t avoid sun exposure before or after treatment and those who have darker skin.

Why do I have stubble after laser hair removal?

Stubble, representing dead hair being shed from the hair follicle, will appear within 5-30 days from the treatment date. that is normal & they will fall out quickly. Exfoliate to speed up hair shedding. Anywhere from 5-30 days after the treatment, shedding of the hair may occur & this may appear as new hair growth.

Can you get ingrown hairs after laser?

After the laser hair removal session, the hair bulb will start to come out over a 7-30-day period. This can cause redness and bumps like ingrown hairs, as your body will push the hair out of the follicle. Sometimes the hair is trapped under the skin, which is what causes the redness or bumps.

Is laser hair removal worth the money?

The Average Cost of Laser Hair Removal. Laser hair removal is often considered a beauty investment. It costs more money than shaving or waxing, but over time, when treatments are no longer needed, you can save money on body hair removal costs. Many factors affect the price of this procedure.

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Can laser hair removal improve skin?

Laser hair removal improves the texture of the skin by lasering away sun spots and evening skin tone. After 6 treatments you will see a noticeable improvement. Your skin will not only be smooth and hair free, but also smooth in texture and tone.