Are There Any Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal?
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Are There Any Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal?

Jul 12, 2023

Are There Any Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal?

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Common Side Effects Associated with Laser Hair Removal

Severe Side Effects Associated with Laser Hair Removal

Choose the Right Doctor to Eliminate the Risks!

Have you ever desired a technique to remove unwanted hair completely? You should try laser hair treatment for unwanted hair removal. 

Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hair from the face, legs, arms, underarms, bikini line, and other body areas.

The laser targets the melanin, or pigment, in the hair follicle, heating it and destroying the hair at the root. This results in permanent hair reduction, leaving the treated area smooth and hair-free.

Although it is a safe, effective, and long-lasting alternative to traditional hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, and plucking, discussion regarding side effects is a must to make an informed decision.

Some side effects of laser hair removal are common but temporary, while some are quite rare. Let’s explore the potential side effects associated with laser hair removal techniques.

Common Side Effects Associated with Laser Hair Removal

A laser hair removal machine operates by applying small, high-heat beams. The laser may induce minor side effects shortly following the procedure. The following are the most common side effects of laser hair removal:

  • Redness and Irritation

The beam targets the melanin in the hair follicles, which can cause the surrounding skin to become red and swollen. This normal response to the procedure subsides within a few hours to a few days. 

To reduce redness and irritation, avoid sun exposure before and after treatment and use a cold compress on the treated area. You should also avoid using irritants on the skin, such as perfumes or harsh soaps, for a few days after the treatment.

  • Change in Skin Pigmentation

Skin Pigmentation - side effects of laser hair removal

Some people may notice a small change in skin pigmentation after the laser hair treatment for unwanted hair. If you have fair skin, you are more prone to get darker patches. In contrast, people with dark skin may have lighter areas due to the process. 

These changes, like skin irritation, are generally temporary and go with proper treatment.

Severe Side Effects Associated with Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal can occasionally cause more severe adverse effects. If you employ at-home laser kits or receive treatment with a hair removal machine from a practitioner who isn’t qualified and certified, your risk rises. Here are the severe side effects associated with laser hair removal:

  • Burns and Blisters

If laser hair removal is not done perfectly, you can experience burns and blisters. Burns can occur when the laser energy is too high or when the laser is in direct contact with the skin for too long, and blisters can occur when the laser damages the skin.

  • Scarring

Although it is rare, you can experience scarring with laser hair removal. Scarring can occur due to practitioner error or if the people do not care properly for the treated area after the procedure. 

Choose the Right Doctor to Eliminate the Risks!

Laser hair treatment for unwanted hair is safe and effective when done correctly. Mild adverse effects such as redness, swelling, and irritation can be dealt with immediately and reduced in a few hours. Anything other than these require proper medical care. It is therefore essential that you get the procedure done from qualified dermatologists and aestheticians. 

Visit Clear Skin Clinics in Pune for expert guidance and treatment for all your unwanted hair removal woes.

For treating your skin condition, feel free to get in touch with one of our best dermatologists in Pune. You can also call on +919584584111 to book an appointment at one of our skin clinics near you.

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Dr Dhanraj Chavan

About the Author: Dr Dhanraj Chavan

Dr. Dhanraj Chavan is a globally trained, young, and dynamic dermatologist. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Varicose Vein Specialist at Clear Skin, VeinMD, and HairMD.

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