Risks of Laser Hair Removal

Risks of Laser Hair Removal
Risks of Laser Hair Removal

I am not a doctor. This risks of laser hair removal article was gleaned from other sites on the Internet.

I have decided to get laser hair removal surgery and even buy one of the at home laser hair removal kits.

I’ll document my progress, pitfalls, and results here on this site.

If you have any personal stories to share about laser hair removal risks, by all means share them with me and the other people who are weighing their hair removal options.

Laser Hair Removal Risks

On the whole, laser hair removal treatment is quite safe and painless. However, as with any type of treatment, there can be potential side effects.

It is important to know all of the laser hair removal risks before you decide whether or not it is right for you.

By knowing both the advantages and the disadvantages of the procedure, only then can you make a knowledgeable decision based on what is right for you.

The Most Common Risks

Some risks are more common than others and burning of the skin is possibly the most common risk associated with the procedure. This is because a light beam is shone through the skin. Once it makes contact with the melanin under the skin, the active hair follicle is destroyed.

If the laser beam is absorbed by the skin instead of the follicle, it could cause burning of the skin. However, this is not usually a big problem – the burns are usually only very small and not overly painful.

It is worth noting that people with darker skin have an increased chance of suffering laser hair removal burns.