Unfortunately, you are experiencing an uncommon, but troubling side effect of laser hair removal known as "paradoxical hypertrichosis." This happens rarely (it is not known why) in a small subset of people treated with laser hair removal.
There are a few preliminary studies that show treatment with an Alexandrite laser can sometimes reduce this extra hair. The best thing would be to consult w a dermatologist in your area who is a laser specialist. Undoubtedly do not go to a medi-spa as they will not be versed in this uncommon side effect.
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DO not despair- the extra stress will only manifest more in your skin.
Now is the time to consult w a baord certified dermatologist to start an effective, preventative anti-aging regimen. Typically, this would entail a topical anti-oxidant (such as vit C) and a retinoid, as well as a broad spectrum sunscreen.
As a woman of color (and also having hypothyroidism), I can relate to your concerns. Prevention is key and you will continue looking young and fabulous
I often perform NON-ABLATIVE (meaning that the superficial epidermis is not removed, only the deeper layers are treated) laser resurfacing on patients with pigmented skin. It can be very successful - I have even treated my own acne scars with great results!
Please contact a derm with expertise in skin of color for the best cosmetic outcome.
Cosmetic treatments for men are becoming more popular than ever before. In 2011, more than 300,000 men received Botox treatment for their wrinkles! Men are quickly learning that cosmetic treatments, including Botox and fillers, can help them to keep their youthful appearance — without anyone knowing they have had a cosmetic treatment.
At Tareen Dermatology in Minnesota, these are some of the most common treatments requested by men. Maybe you or your loved ones could benefit from one of these?
Botox and Dysport: The most common areas for men to have Botox or Dysport are the glabella (between the brows), crows feet (lines at the sides of the eyes), and the horizontal wrinkles on the forehead. These areas allow men to look more relaxed, while maintaining a masculine appearance.
Fillers: Restylane, Perlane, and Radiesse are all popular dermal fillers used to replenish lost volume for men. These fillers can be used in many areas of the face, though men typically benefit most from treatment to their tear trough (to fill in the hollowness under their eyes) and nasolabial folds (smile lines.)
Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion uses diamond exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and unveil the healthier, brighter skin just beneath the surface. Men love the improved texture of the skin that is achieved with no down time!
Chemical Peels: Chemical peels are popular with our male patients who have hyperpigmentation (from old acne lesions or shaving bumps), rosacea, or just dull skin.
When performed by an experienced dermatologist, cosmetic treatments can help men to look younger and healthier, while keeping the desired masculine look.View Thread
Studies have shown that 3- 5,000 units of biotin is typically sufficient for hair and nails. However, biotin is water soluble-- meaning that if you take in excess, it will be excreted by your kidneys into your urine (given that there is no kidney disease).
Excellent question! This is a very common problem. Patients with acne can often develop resistant bacteria (such as staph or strep) that hide out in the nose and can cause painful, deep lesions in the perinasal area.
You need to see your primary doc or derm for a bacterial culture to determine which bacteria may be living in your nose and then be treated with the proper oral or topical antibiotic.
Hopefully, the lesions are just inflamed and dry skin. Try a great facial moisturizer such as Cerave PM or Cetaphil Restoraderm or Neutrogena. If after 2 weeks of using a good hydrating moisturizer the lesions are NOT improved, it would be time to see your MD. Resistant red bumps can signal infection or even precancer and should be evaluated if they are not improving.