If I have MS, can I get laser hair removal, considering the lasers use heat technology, I was thinking they might cause relapses or otherwise not work well with MS medications.
Heat doesn't cause relapses, but can bring out prior symptoms from old multiple sclerosis scarring. I have had patients undergo laser hair removal without incident. There is no medical contraindication for laser hair removal from an MS perspective.
A. Scott Nielsen MD MMSc
Neurologist and MS Specialist at Kaiser Permanente