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facial hair and scarring...

Dr. Harris will answer all your questions about facial plastic surgery for African-Americans and people with skin of color, including rhinoplasty (nose job), facelift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), lasers, dermal fillers and all other types of facial plastic surgery.

facial hair and scarring...

Postby whiskeyten » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:52 pm

Hi there,

I am a 43 y old female with life long facial hair. I tried using hair removal product that scarred me along the jaw area and now I am reduced to shaving almost daily because the regrowtrh is noticeable on my relatively fair skin. Also regrowth make the scarring look more pronounced. Is there anything I can do about both the scarring AND the hair growth? Lasering still left me noticeing the 'stubble' as it were.

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Postby sinamin » Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:41 pm

Like you I also have facial hair which I have been reduced to shaving daily. I'd love to hear what is possible to treat/stop the hair growth without scarring the skin.

My significant other doesn't mind it, he says he's use dto women with some facial hair and growing p his mother always told him its a sign of a strong black woman, but i don't think he udnerstands how self conscious it makes me.
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Postby drharris » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:11 am

Dont' give up too quickly on lasers. With the right expertise and the right laser, laser hair removal can be quite effective in decreasing hair growth and subsequently improving complexion. I would make sure that your laser practitioner has significant experience treating patients with skin similar to yours. Nd-Yag 1064 Lasers tend to be the safest for patients with dark skin undergoing hair removal.

I hope this helps.

Dr Harris
Monte O. Harris, MD
5530 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 612
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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