Laser Hair Removal & Acnelaser
Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:25 AM
i went to a local clinic for laser hair removal on the sides of my face she said yes we could do this but advised to do it all over the face as i have acne and scarring she told me she thinks this would help to clear it. she did a test patch on the side of my face (where there isnt much acne) and thats fine at the moment 3 days on. what do you think? she also suggested a cream called 'tret' she could provide i am guessing she means tretinoin hydroquinone.
i am not sure what to do i have researched other lasers such as 'ND yag laser' and 'ppx isolaz' but its like a 50-50 chance some say good some say bad.
Just dont know what to do! i have been on roaccutane before and do not want to do it again, currently im still on antibiotics which are doing nothing
Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:12 PM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:32 PM
As for laser and acne. The laser machines used for acne treatment don't do a lot. When I had laser hair removal on my chest, the heat from laser would zap away my slight body acne but all that acne would return in matter of months. I had 8 laser hair removal treatments and each time the chest acne would go away and come back. So do your research and don't rush into treatments. A lot of laser clinics sweet talk people with promises and good discounts like used car salesmen. These lasers for acne are kinda like chemical peels and dermabrasion. The laser superficially might oblate the top layer of skin, and that's it.
If you want to try light based treatments for acne, I would look into Levulan-Omnilux or similar blue/red therapies. Even they are not a cure but just acne management which will require periodic treatments. I heard about the Isolaz but don't hear much talk about it.
Edited by clandestine_guy, 04 March 2012 - 11:35 PM.
Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:19 AM
I started to lurk these forums a couple of months ago, not because I have acne problems, but because part of my face is scarred from a combination of electrolysis treatments, ingrown hairs, shaving damage, and damage from products that inflamed my face rather than diminish the hyperpigmentation marks I suffer from.
Overall, a couple of laser treatments made an issue I had 100 times worse and attempts at fixing the problem has only led to scarring. I wish I had never had it done and had dealt with the minimal amount of facial hair that I had in another manner. So please do consider the risks, because although you may go through a few laser treatments to clear up your hair and acne, it may in fact stimulate a bunch of hair growth that will not only make you look like a hairy, walking monster, but will be difficult to remove without further damaging your skin.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:33 AM
There is some good information and some very good laser hair removal articles here.
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