What Are the Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal?

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Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that does a great job of removing unwanted hair. It does so in a way that is more permanent, safe and less painful than some other methods. For this reason, laser hair removal has become the preferred hair removal treatment of people who are seeking a long-term solution for all of their hair woes.

This high-tech cosmetic procedure can cause a number of temporary side effects promptly after a session at a laser clinic laser clinic 

Don’t be alarmed as they are all only temporary.

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It Can Cause Skin Irritation

Minor skin irritation and redness, which usually goes with temporary discomfort and swelling, are very common in laser hair removal, especially if a sensitive area is treated. These effects normally disappear within an hour or a few hours, but you can speed up your skin’s recovery by applying an ice pack on the affected area.

It Can Cause Pigment Changes

Experiencing minor colour changes in your skin tone is fairly common after a laser hair removal procedure, but these pigment changes will fade away over time. The change in colour depends on the colour of your skin – if you have a lighter skin tone, you may be more likely to get dark spots on your skin; if you have a darker skin tone, you may be more likely to experience lighter spots.

It Can Cause Skin Crusting

Skin crusting is another minor side effect of laser hair removal, but it’s not that common compared to skin irritation and pigment changes. Usually the result of too much exposure to sunlight after a procedure, skin crusting may lead to scarring or scabbing in the affected area. But this side effect may be prevented by applying a moisturizer on the treated area immediately after laser removal – and avoiding sun exposure.

It Can Lead to Excessive Hair Growth

Excessive hair growth is an extremely rare side effect that affects the treated areas. It is often mistaken for hair shedding after the treatment. If the hair growth in the area of treatment worsens, consult a specialist immediately.

It Can Cause Scarring

Another example of an extremely rare side effect, scarring will only occur if the practitioner makes a mistake during the procedure, if you tend to scar easily, or if you do not provide proper care for the treated area after a session. But when it does happen, it can cause a great deal of pain and inconvenience

It Can Cause Burns and Blisters

Like scarring, burns and blisters are an extremely rare side effect that will only happen if the laser hair removal procedure is not performed correctly.

Qualified practitioners can carry out laser hair removal treatments that are free of scarring, burning and blisters, therefore you’re safe as long as you get your treatments from them. 

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