Laser hair removal side effects

You decided that laser hair removal is for you. You know that the procedure is safe and the ideal way to remove unwanted hair for an extended period of time. However you should know that, like all medical procedures, side effects are possible.

What you should know before having the procedure?

  1. Pain – Laser hair removal feels like a mild tingling sensation on the skin. For most people, the pain is tolerable and only last for a few seconds. Simple painkillers can in fact reduce the pain. Use of ice is another very effective remedy at home and one whose effects are guaranteed.
  2. Blisters are also a common side effect during treatment of and skin blisters should be treated with anti-septic and anti-burn creams. The important thing to do in case of blisters is to cool the skin tissue.
  3. Flushing or Redness – The first thing you may notice redness to the area that,was treated. In most cases this is only temporary and will be gone in number of hours depending on your skin and body type. The amount of heat generated during the procedure causes some parts of the skin to burn and what causes redness. The best way to treat these stains is to apply a solution of Aloe Vera to the affected area or Arnica cream
  4. Pigmentation or change in skin color – In some rare cases, there is a potential to lighten or darken the skin. That my happen due to therapist inexperience or due to the fact you didn’t tell your therapist on medical conditions or prescription you may take or you had been exposed to the sun before the treatment

Precaution is better than cure, consult your therapist before you start laser hair removal treatment plan. Make sure before you get rid of unwanted hair, that you are aware of the risks of the procedure.

Find a reputable Melbourne clinic with good references. Ask the clinic how long their therapists have made this particular procedure. Ask to see the results and images. It ‘also important to know the type of laser or IPL they will use. Some clinics will try to skimp on costs by purchasing lower quality devices.

The truth is that, if done properly, laser hair removal is generally fast, easy and painless.

If you’re always asked the question –
“is laser hair removal safe for me?”
The answer is yes!

2 Responses so far.

  1. Thats good to know always wondered what the side effects were to laser hair
    removal but they do have different ways of doing it now to even in your own home.

    • admin says:

      Laser hair removal side effects are identical regardless where you do it in comfort of your home or in clinic. The difference is that experinced laser hair removal technician would not panic and treat side effects on a spot promoting quick healing.