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Old 04-26-2009, 07:48 PM   #1
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Question SLE and Laser Hair Removal


I have been living with Lupus for 13 years and it has been kept in control (not in full remission but stable). I am getting married this year and would like to get Laser Hair Removal treatments, but need to make sure it won't cause problems for my Lupus/health, first.

I have been searching the web but can't seem to find an answer. Can someone please advise?!?!?!?

Thanks, in advance, for your help!

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Old 04-27-2009, 03:35 PM   #2
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Re: SLE and Laser Hair Removal

i asked my doc and he said it sould not hurt me, but i am not sun sensative. the lazor could cause scaring if its not done right. i would do it if i had the money

Old 10-14-2010, 12:28 PM   #3
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Re: SLE and Laser Hair Removal

I am in the same boat. Did you start the treatments? Please do share your experience. Both my doctor and derm have cleared me for it, but I am nervous.

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Re: SLE and Laser Hair Removal

Hi. If your drs. see no problem but you're nervous, why not have a tiny area done in an inconspicuous spot, then wait & see before you proceed full-blast? In the years I was worsening, I developed many broken capillaries; you don't want anything unexpected like that!

Congrats on your upcoming marriage. Best wishes, Vee

Old 10-14-2010, 12:50 PM   #5
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Re: SLE and Laser Hair Removal

Maybe not in the exact same boat. I got married last year and I wanted to wait till after the wedding incase I had some kind of a bad reaction.

I did have a test spot done yesterday and everythign looks great. I am more concerned about how my skin and lupus may react after 3-5 treatments.

Has anyone with lupus had laser hair removal done?

Old 10-14-2010, 04:48 PM   #6
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Re: SLE and Laser Hair Removal

I have sun sensitivity issues and was told by one laser treatment center that they wouldn't perform laser hair removal on me because of my health status. I kind of think that this view might be super-conservative though.

Good luck. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!

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