Is laser hair removal safe?
Laser hair removal is considered a safe procedure when performed by a licensed and experienced professional. However, as with any medical or cosmetic procedure, there are potential risks and side effects, such as skin irritation, temporary discomfort, and changes in skin pigmentation. Therefore, choosing a reputable and experienced professional is essential, as following pre and post-care instructions and discussing any concerns or questions you have with your provider before undergoing laser hair removal. We have been specializing in laser hair removal for seven years. Our professional technicians do laser hair removal procedures every day, all day, in all 7 locations. We work with all skin types, from very pale to very dark. We do between 10 to 35 procedures daily, from bikini, which takes only 15 minutes, to full body, which takes an hour and a half. Once you schedule a laser hair removal appointment, we will email you preparation instructions and a medical questionnaire. To ensure the safest and best results, you should shave the area that will be lasered the day of or one day before each appointment. Without shaving, the laser light will burn your hair and sometimes the skin. In addition, there should be no waxing, plucking, or sun exposure (tanning) for at least three weeks before your appointment. This is because there needs to be hair for the laser machine to target. Thus, you should not wax or pluck your hair for at least three weeks before your appointment. When you come in for your first appointment, we will review all your questions and the medical form you filled out before your appointment. Then, we will perform a test shot on your inner arm, and if everything goes smoothly, we will determine the appropriate settings based on your skin and hair type and then continue your procedure.
There are some rare side effects, like skin irritation in the treated area, which should vanish within a few hours to a few days. Some other side effects could be skin discoloration and burns. These side effects are rare and avoidable if the treatment is performed correctly; if you shave the desired area, you want to get lasered and have no creams, moisturizers, and other similar items on your skin. But laser hair removal does have many positive effects, such as Long-lasting results; unlike traditional hair removal methods like shaving or waxing, laser hair removal provides long-lasting results. Most people undergo a significant reduction in hair growth after just a few sessions, and many find that the hair does not grow back after completing an entire course of treatments (anywhere from 5-8 treatments, there are possible cases where one might need more or less treatments to get rid of unwanted hair entirely). Precision: Laser hair removal is a precise and targeted method of hair removal, which means that it can be used to target specific areas of the body, such as the face, underarms, or bikini line. Laser hair removal is also very time efficient since it provides long-lasting results; you can save time and money by not shaving or waxing every week or two, as treatments are separated by a month and a half for a limited amount of treatments. This can be especially beneficial for people with busy schedules or those who are prone to skin irritation or ingrown hairs from traditional hair removal methods. Speaking of ingrown hairs, laser hair removal reduces the risk of ingrown hairs, which can be painful and unsightly. This is because the laser targets the hair follicle, which can prevent hair from growing back in the wrong direction. Laser hair removal can also help improve the texture of your skin in the treated area. This is because the laser’s energy stimulates collagen production, which can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.