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Laser Hair Removal gone wrong Help
hopecoleman posted:
I am african american and received laser hair removal on Thursday. Long story burned my neck and part of my face by my lips...the areas are dark and now my skin is peeling. What can I do to stop the peeling? The peeling is leaving those area pick/exposing my skin? Will the dark spots go away and how long will it take to heal or my skin to grow back? I am getting married on March 28 and I am feeling depressed... Help
Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi hopecoleman, Please contact a doctor, either at the clinic you went to or your family doctor for help. Dark skin tones can be burned by lasers used for hair removal as the lasers target the pigment in the skin as well as the hair. I would contact a doctor as soon as possible to minimize any possibility of scarring or depigmentation. - Annie
hopecoleman responded:
He gave me some cream - silver - something for the burn - but will that help to not cause scaring? I have an appt on Friday to follow-up. I have been using the cream and my skin where it was burned is peeling off - is this a good sign. I don't want any scaring or marks - what else can I put on my face?
Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Hopecoleman, I don't know how you will heal. I would encourage you to document your skin healing through photographs and consult with your doctor. What kind of doctor are you seeing? - Annie

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