Laser hair removal is one of the most effective hair removal treatments available today. It’s also one of the most expensive.
But are there any side effects that you should know about? There sure are!
Fortunately, there are really severe enough to put you off the idea of having laser hair removal.
The most common side effects are when your skin goes a little red and feel sore for a few days. Your laser hair removal clinic should inform you of the possibility of these side effects. If they don’t, then don’t let them perform laser hair removal treatment on you! They should always tell you about possible side effects.
Another possible side effect of laser hair removal is bruising. Don’t worry, it won’t be too bad, and most people won’t experience this. It usually happens if you have any tanned areas that are being treated. Although the clinic should tell you to come back after your sun tan has faded, if you do have a significant sun tan.
This is because the laser will have trouble working out the difference between your hair follicles and your skin. The more contrast between hair follicle and skin, the more effective and safer the laser hair removal will be.
If you have a darker skin complexion, then it can be risky having laser hair removal. Unfortunately, laser hair removal isn’t an option for you because the laser will struggle to tell the different between your skin color and your hair follicle. If you were to have the treatment, you would possibly suffer burns which can be very painful. Your laser hair removal clinic will refuse to give you the treatment if they think this could happen. This is for your own safety, because there have been some “horror" stories of laser hair removal going terribly wrong due to the laser not telling the different between skin and hair follicle.
Fortunately, if you go to a trustworthy laser hair removal clinic, you should be in safe hands. The technology has progressed to the extent that it is very safe, as long as the technician is trained properly. It’s important that you ask about any possible side effects when you arrive at the clinic. A reputable clinic will happily tell you the possible side effects, and whether it’s safe for you to have the treatment.
So in conclusion, there are a few side effects to be wary of. But if you go to a well known clinic you should be safe. The side effects are very minor, and in my opinion, the results you get are well worth a little bit of soreness for a few days. Many people don’t notice any side effects at all.
Sarah Wright owns the Laser Hair Removal Blog , where she talks about all aspects of laser hair removal, and collects information on the best treatment centers and clinic in your area. For more information on the side effects of laser hair removal , as well as the pros and cons of laser hair removal, be sure to visit her blog right now.