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Rash due to laser?


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Guest ValerieD

I've completed 12 sessions of laser (9 at my old place, 3 at a new one since I moved; I still get more dark hairs appearing after each session even though I thought I'd be done by now), and after the last three, I sometimes get small, dark red rashes in the mustache and chin area. They particularly flare up after shaving, which I have to do about twice a week. Has anyone had this happen before? What should I do?

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Every beard is different, but it does seem like most of your treatments ought to be over by now. I would ask the technicians about your progress.

As to the rash, yes, I had that, as well as localized and severe acne. it is due to irritation and damage to the hair follicles. The clinic should have a cream you can purchase that will sooth those areas after treatment and reduce the redness and acne. it does go away after a bit.

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Given that I'm living paycheck to paycheck and don't know how many more treatments I'll need (could be 1, could be 10; there's no way to predict; all I know is that I'm finally getting to the point where I don't have shadow four weeks after treatment but I still look terrible immediately post-treatment, which is awkward as I have a job where my co-workers wouldn't accept me if they knew) I don't want to spend money on anything I'll never use again and will just clutter my apartment. Unfortunately I have no way to hide the rash either, which is probably partly due to the fact that I have no makeup skills whatsoever.

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I have several cis women friends who get severe rashes on their faces. Folks will rarely equate it with your gender issues. Most would i think simply think you have a skin issue. Not pretty but it will pass when your finished. I'm still stuck shaving but have a very light colored beard so it doesn't show.

Hopefully you will be past treatments soon.

Hugs,

Charlize

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