Laser hair removal side effects

Laser hair removal side effects

Excess hair growth on the body, particularly on facial area in females is an annoying situation for many individuals. Underlying causes of abnormal hair growth can vary depending upon medical condition include hirsutism, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), medications and hormonal imbalances. Managing underlying causes of unwanted hair can reduce excessive hair growth which is associated with any medical condition. Unwanted hair growth is also common in many healthy individuals, so they are finding ways to remove them. Use of razors, wax, threads and epilators are common but to get long lasting results laser technology used for hair removal in Lahore Pakistan is a great step. It is the demanding and most performed cosmetic procedure. Laser hair removal side effects and risks are a matter of concern for those individuals planning to remove unwanted hairs by laser. Laser targets melanin pigment of hair and destroys them to reduce hair growth.

Laser hair removal side effects and risks can be client related or practitioner related. Client related factors are common in those individuals whose skin is more exposed to sun as they are more prone to sunburn, those having darker complexion of skin and acne prone or sensitive skin. Client’s hair and skin colour, plan of treatment offered to him and client’s compliance with before and after care instructions are the main factors that vary its side effects from client to client. Doctor related laser hair removal side effects and risks are due to novice practitioner who is unskillful and less experienced, a practitioner not following manufacturer’s guide while operating device and using a low quality laser device. Laser hair removal side effects and risks are minor and not an alarming situation, common among them are mentioned below. If you have any below complications then our specialist will guide and help you. It does not matter you got your procedure from other city or some other clinic. 

Swelling and redness of skin: If the underlying treatment area is sensitive, then irritation, swelling and redness are more pronounced in these areas. Applying cooling gel and cold pack after treatment reduce these effects.

Dyspigmentation: After laser therapy, many individuals see spotting on skin i.e. light spots on dark skin and dark spots on fair skin. These are changes in pigmentation that are present temporarily after the laser session.

Scarring: Scars form when some injury to skin is made. During laser treatment if the cosmetologist makes any mistake then as a result of this scars form. They are also common in individuals who are not following aftercare of lasers.

Crusting: The accumulated dried exudate on the surface of skin leads to crusting. The affected part of skin undergoing laser therapy may suffer from crusting. Using moisturizer and taking care of skin can prevent these side effects

Ocular injury: If the treatment area is the face of a person then injury to eyes is common as it emits radiations so ocular injury is also considered as a laser hair removal side effects and risk factor. It can be prevented by using goggles.

Risk of burns: This occurs if laser is performed by an inexperienced practitioner. Burns lead to skin lesions and blisters. A laser with a cooling device attached with it or applying cooling gel to skin can reduce this risk.

Excessive hair growth: In some individuals there is a rare occurring side effect i.e. they show excessive growth of hair at treated site. It is a rare situation and is a matter of concern if it happens.

Infections on skin: After laser therapy, some individuals are seen with bacterial infections of skin thus it is an associated side effect.

Rejecting false assumptions about laser hair removal side effects and risks

It is commonly assumed that laser causes skin cancer as it emits radiations. The Evidence suggests that the amount of dose of radiation emitted by it is safe hence causing no risk of cancer. Cosmetologists who are regularly encountering lasers are at greater risk of radiation exposure but wearing a laser mask can make it a safer treatment for them. Most people also considered it as a painful procedure. In reality it is a non invasive and pain free procedure.