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Laser Hair Removal Side Effects

Posted by on December 15, 2015

Some people with serious ingrown hairs problem use laser treatment or electrolysis to completely prevent hair growth. You can consider electrolysis and laser hair removal  when all else fails, but these are expensive and required  repeated treatments.   Some of the laser hair removal side effects are risk of skin discoloration and risk of scarring if  laser treatment is not done carefully.

Laser Hair Removal Side Effects and Risks

Itching, redness and swelling around the treatment area are some of the common side effects after laser hair removal treatment.  Usually,  these side effects should last  three days the most.. Some  mild pain discomfort  can also be  be expected during treatments.

Hyper-pigmentation  may happen or, burnt skin may occur in unlucky cases  are some of the unwanted laser hair removal side effects. These can usually be prevented  with the correct  adjustment in laser settings during treatment. Apart from  the possibility of the skin being burnt or discoloration of the skin, risks include white spots, outbreak of acne, swelling around the follicle area, scab forming  and infection. These risks can be prevented when being treated with appropriate laser type and at suitable settings for the individual’s skin type.

Patients with an an allergy to  hair removal gel used with certain laser types or to a numbing cream are more prone to  laser hair removal side effects. If after laser treatment, the allergic reaction appears, a doctor should be consulted.

The effectiveness of laser hair removal is now generally accepted as good  by dermatologists, and widely practiced as laser hair removal side effects are minimal with the advancement of laser technology.

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