The Dangers Of Laser Hair Removal

A lot of people believe that laser hair removal is simply a cosmetic procedure, which is wrong. Laser hair removal is considered to be a medical procedure because of the risks, dangers and side effects that is associated with the procedure even though these risks, dangers and side effects may seem to be quite insignificant.

By now you probably have realized that laser hair removal is a very popular procedure. Lots of people around the world have used this method on some part of their body. As such, you will clearly see that the risks of laser hair removal are not deterring anyone from using this method of hair removal. However, if you plan to have laser hair removal done, you should still know what the risks involved with this procedure are. In order to do so, you must first understand the science behind this treatment.

Many people do not understand how this procedure works. This is actually a quite simple procedure to understand though. A light with special wavelengths is simply used to damage the end of the hair or the hair follicles. The light’s strength is adjusted in order to target the high pigmented areas of the air in order to do this damage, which will prevent or reduce the amount of hair that grows back. For this reason, you should stay out of the sun for a few weeks before you go for a laser hair removal treatment. This is because having a tan can make it difficult, or even impossible, to have the laser hair removal procedure work properly.

It is also important to understand that some medications are not safe to use whenever getting laser hair removal done. So, if you are on any medication, you should talk to your doctor before you begin receiving laser hair removal treatments. In this way you will be able to ensure that you are not going to have any health problems due to the combination of the medication that you are taking and the laser hair treatment that you receive.

You should also know that while most people who have had laser hair removal done, there are some people who may feel a little pain. This pain is comparable to that of someone pricking you. Oftentimes this pain is manageable though unless you are getting your armpits or pubic hair treated with the laser, then it is simply inevitable. If this pain is of concern to you, then you should talk to your doctor about possibly receiving anesthesia.

The risks that you should be most concerned about in association with laser hair removal are laser marks or skin burns. Luckily, these risks are quite rare as long as the procedure is done properly by someone who has been trained to do it correctly. If you do experience any laser marks or skin burns, then you can be almost certain that this procedure was not performed properly. The best way in which to avoid this from happening is to check out the person or place before beginning treatment.

This article is meant for informational purpose only. It should not be considered as guidance or advice. We recommend you to contact your dermatologist / physician for more details.

7 comments

  1. Perhaps you’re asking whether laser hair removal is indeed a permanent solution. One generally speaks of extended periods of hair removal, with a decrease in the amount of hair and in hair follicle diameter. So, after each laser hair removal session and depending of the area of the body involved in the process, one can notice increasingly long periods in-between hair removal sessions of 4 to 6 weeks at the beginning and several months after several sessions. In the end and after some sessions, hair removal is virtually gone.

  2. I agree. Before undergoing laser hair removal, you should consult the doctor first for any complications, and in case you have allergies. Otherwise, you might get negative effects.

  3. Laser hair removal is very effective in removing unwanted hair. You’re correct in saying that you should consult your doctor first before undergoing into one.

  4. Laser hair removal is a safe procedure if you consult your doctors first for any health conditions.

  5. Very helpful information.

    Here are a few tips for laser hair removal:

    # Don’t bleach the hair you want to lose. The darker the hair, the better the procedure will work.
    # Try the laser treatment on a small part first. That way you can make sure you are no sensitive to the laser treatment and also that you won’t have any marks left after the procedure.
    # Don’t tan the area where you have the laser hair removal treatment. Especially 1 month before the treatment and 1 month after.
    # Before every laser treatment, make sure to wash the area with soap.
    # If you take Isotretinoin for acne, you can’t have the laser hair removal procedure because it might make scars and burns to the skin.

  6. Hello guys, i am already in late 20′s and i am experienceing excessive hair growths.. could some one tell me the strength of this hair removal? Is it applicable to me already?

  7. This kind of procedure really needs to have an advice from the doctors in order to know the effects after the procedure is done. Thanks for the information anyways,this really helps in order to know about the safety of the treatment that we need to undergo.

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