Hello, I am a 30 year old white male with skin type 1 or 2. I have been having my back, shoulders and upper arms treated for Hair removal with a ruby laser and I am about to have my sixth treatment. I am starting to see a great reduction in hair growth, but have some concerns. After my second vist, I started to have some serious discoloration on my lower back. It looks like really bad acne, but isn’t (it’s red in color, but smooth, not bumpy). I’m pretty sure this is where the laser singed the hair that I could not get to when shaving prior to my visit.
My question is, Is this scarring or is this just hair dots/“tombstones” (the destroyed folicle pushing the hair up)? I asked the tech who is doing the procedure and she swears it’s just ingrown hears that need to be exfoliated. She is recommending loufahs and a glycolic acid cream to help remedy the situation. How can I tell the difference and if it is scarring, how can I treat it?
This is really bugging me and I would REALLY appreciate some insight/suggestions.
Thanks in advance.