Question about Hair Removal and Morphea

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Hi, I'm new here and my question is about getting permanent hair removal. I'm 20 years old; I have been diagnosed with morphea last year, though it started when I was about 15, but then I thought it was just some weird skin coloration. Since it's on my lower back I didn't really look at it often and only in a mirror... but now I know what it is and kinda freak out because I have had some veiny thing on my back for the last year or two (I didn't show it to the doctor, I didn't think and I was in shock), but higher, kinda on my shoulder blade.

So now I'm starting to think that I should be careful with what I do with my body and I'm thinking about getting permanent hair removal but I'm scared it's going to start a new one or it will worsen my condition since permanent hair removal is not a very natural thing to do and all that......

Have any of you done it ? Is it safe ? Do you think the "veiny" thing is a new morphea ?

I'm sorry if these are stupid questions... also sorry about my English, I'm French.

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Hello Brophie


Welcome to the forums, I also have morphea in addition to the systemic form of the disease. I have never come across anything about laser hair removal and morphea so I don't have an answer for you. I would suggest asking your specialist or doctor before you do anything. Even if you don't have morphea where you want the hair removal my concern would also be inadvertently encouraging growth of a new patch, if you can in fact do that? I do know that morphea can burn out on its own even without treatment although the damage to the skin is permanent.


Have a look at out photos of morphea and I could not say whether what you have on your back is morphea or not, typically it's plaque-like in formation.


Take care and keep posting.

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Hi Brophie,


Welcome to these forums!


I'm sorry to hear that you've been diagnosed with Morphea and I hope that the links I've included will give you some more information. Thankfully, I don't suffer with Morphea, so can't give you any advice from my own experience but would agree with Amanda's suggestion that you refer to your doctor or specialist before undergoing any hair removal techniques on your skin. Are you being dealt with by a Scleroderma specialist? We do recommend that you should consult one if possible as Scleroderma is a highly unusual and complex disease which sadly many rheumatologists and dermatologists do not have the expertise and knowledge to deal with correctly.


Now that you've found our forums, do please keep posting and let us know how you are faring.


Kind regards,

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