Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?

Gone are the days of plucking, shaving, bleaching and using creams as a means of removing unwanted hair.
In today’s world, laser hair reduction is the most convenient way to permanently reduce or camouflage unwanted hair with proven long term results.

Mostly this method is used to reduce the hair from face, legs, back, forearms, underarms and bikini line. Laser hair removal is widely practiced in clinics and even in homes using devices that are designed and priced for consumer self-treatment.
When compared with other methods of hair removal it was found that Laser hair removal technique received great interest because of its long-term results, minimal treatment discomfort, and cosmetic procedure speed.

Over the years, it has emerged as an important therapeutic modality in various dermatological and surgical disorders, both as an adjuvant and as a mono-therapy. It uses light to target the pigment in individual hairs. The light travels down the shaft of the hair and into the hair follicle. The heat that comes from the laser destroys the hair follicle, hair from that area will take time to grow and the hair growth rate will be lesser this time.

The procedure comes with some risks and challenges as well, some people experience burning, stinging, or discomfort during the treatment. For this reason, many technicians apply a numbing cream to the area they are treating.

However, people may have an allergic reaction or skin irritation in response to not using numbing cream. Sometimes, irritation and redness of skin becomes a part of your life which causes scarring. People should use sunscreen for few weeks and prevent using anything that irritates your skin and prevent itching on the skin. Damaged skin can also become infected. Though rare, skin infections can spread and become life-threatening, thus Providing a detailed medical history and discussing risks and benefits can help the provider determine the right treatment, reducing the risk of serious side effects.

Overall Laser hair removal can significantly reduce the amount of body hair a person has. Thus this method of hair reduction is frequently used by actors, influencers and celebrities.
People with less hair on their body tend to look good as many people feel embarrassed due to their unwanted hair growth or presence of hair in certain regions.
The procedure of laser hair reduction varies from person to person and most of them do this about 6 - 7 times of treatment. These people undergo for the treatment for 4 - 8 weeks apart. The treatment is recommended when the hair colour is darker than the skin colour. Laser hair reduction can reduce hair significantly over time giving your skin the smooth appearance that you desire.

For a day or two subsequently, the area of your skin will look and feel like it's sunburned for which cool compresses and moisturizers may help. Over a short period of time, your treated hair will begin to fall out. Its advised to wear sunscreen for the following month after the procedure to help prevent temporary changes in the color of the treated skin. Blisters are generally rare but are more likely to occur in people with darker complexions. Other potential side effects that may occur even though its chances is slim are swelling, redness, and scarring. Any sort of permanent scarring or changes in the color of the skin are rare.

Frequently Asked Questions
laser hair reduction is a treatment which uses technology to remove hair permanently
laser hair reduction is a treatment which beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles and the pigment in the follicles absorb the light. That destroys the hair.
People who have coarse hair is an excellent candidate for laser hair reduction as is hair that is dark in colour. But other who want to get rid of unwanted hair are also candidate for laser hair reduction.
Generally, it takes 4-5 sitting to get done the treatment. It depends on the area to be covered.
It depends on what you are treating. example if legs they take around 30 minutes.
After the treatment doctors suggest not to wax, tweeze, shave for 2 weeks. Also, to use 30 SPF sunscreen.
Yes, in some areas it is painful but not as waxing.
There are risk like skin infections, change in skin colour, redness and irritation. Some rare side effects are burns, blister, and scars.

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