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Herpes and hair removal

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Hi, I have oral herpes for the past two years. I'm planning to do a laser hair removal treatment from a clinic in Port Coquitlam ( http://www.beauti-med.com/cosmetic-services/laser-hair-removal/ ) soon. Will the laser used in the surgery cause herpes outbreaks? Do I need to take oral antiviral medication before the treatment? Will it stimulate a recurrence? I'm really confused. Any advice in this regard is highly appreciated.


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It most likely varies by person. We just talked about this on a thread for genital hair removal and the person that did it did not have any irritation from it.


I found this:

"Those who have herpes simplex virus I or II should tell the aesthetician that is performing the laser hair removal before treatments have begun. It will be necessary to take a prescription antiviral medication for several days both before and after the curative. If the hair removal is in the area of previous outbreaks, it is workable that the heat from the laser will cause a flare up of the herpes virus. If a herpes outbreak is active, either on the face or genital location, it is important to reschedule the session."


You can do a search with "herpes and laser hair removal" and find all kinds of information. Hope that helps.

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