Red rash after laser hair removal -why and what can I do?
At Metro Laser Clinic we use a variety of technique and post care to prime and prepare your skin, pre-laser. In addition the advanced Tebiskin product PLC – Post Laser Care is used when needed plus the standard aloe vera and dramatic coolin of the Breeease Ice Air -32 degree air chilling. We are the only laser clinic locally who utilise these actives on especially facial areas – although most bumps are a good thing as they show a good clinical endpoint has been reached in reducing hair growth. The redness normally goes in 1-2 hours max for most clients – even skin of colour.
Laser Hair Removal in Glasgow. Laser can give a stunning life change to the people who experience the ill effects of undesirable hair. It tends to be a simple way of eliminating an unwanted growth of body hair forever. In any case, the methodology can accompany some troublesome post-treatment, momentary incidental effects. Fortunately these can be effortlessly restored with the right aftercare and precautions.
The following is a rundown of normal laser hair evacuation incidental effects you can anticipate from your treatment, alongside ways of fixing or forestall them
Tebiskin® PLC (Post Laser Care) is ideal for those occasions where you need to decrease the skin’s reactivity to inflammatory triggers. It rapidly controls inflammation, reducing the effect of inflammatory chemical released from blood vessels, and is also superb after lasers and other skin treatments, to quickly suppress inflammation and redness.
It is also ideal for acute situations for those suffering from rosacea, to rapidly suppress redness and short circuit the reddening response for fast symptom relief.
Urticaria induced by laser epilation: a clinical and histopathological study with extended follow-up in 36 patients
Background: Laser epilation is the most common dermatologic light-based procedure in the world. We describe a unique side effect of the procedure: a delayed persistent urticarial rash.
Patients and methods: We conducted a retrospective study involving 13,284 patients who received laser epilation at our clinics from January 2006 through March 2010 with 755 nm alexandrite laser (MiniGentleLase, Gentlelase, and GentleMax, Candela). Using patient clinical data and photos that were recorded on a standard side-effect report chart, we identified patients with suspected urticaria. Those patients were then followed for a period that ranged from 12 to 63 months. Only patients who could be diagnosed, treated, and followed by the dermatologist at our clinics were included in the study. Patients diagnosed or treated by other physicians or nurses and those without clinical photos or insufficient follow-up data were not included.
Results: We identified 36 patients who developed a severe, itchy, persistent hive rash on the treated area 6-72 hours after treatment. Eruption occurred most often on the legs (31 cases), followed by the groin (11 cases), axillae (eight cases), forearms (one case), and upper lip (one case). The eruption consisted of a hive rash with multiple pruritic perifollicular papules and confluent plaques on the treated area. Most patients required oral corticosteroids to control the symptoms. Lesions resolved in 7-30 days. The urticaria occurred mostly after the first treatment (26 cases), and was recurrent in subsequent treatments. Pretreating with oral corticosteroids prevented or limited the eruption. Thirty-three of the 36 patients reported a history of allergic rhinitis or some other allergy. Skin biopsies on four patients showed edema and a deep, dense dermal infiltrate consistent with lymphocytes mixed with eosinophils in a perivascular and occasionally perifollicular pattern in the mid and lower dermis.
Conclusions: Persistent urticaria is a rare side effect of laser epilation. Rupture of the hair follicle by laser heat may trigger a delayed hypersensitivity reaction in a subset of predisposed allergic patients. An antigen from the disrupted hair follicle may be the triggering factor. To prevent this side effect, we recommend that laser epilation in allergic patients be preceded by an extended laser patch test, which should be evaluated 24-48 hours later. Preventive prednisone should be prescribed to patients who develop an urticarial rash on the test area.