Laser treatment is one of the most popular methods for hair removal. Although it’s an expensive treatment, many people prefer this to other methods because it gives guaranteed results. But before you rush out to a salon, you should also be aware of the various side effects associated with laser hair removal treatment.
There are many factors to consider when choosing whether or not laser hair removal is the right decision for you. One of the most important aspects to think about is the risk of possible side effects associated with the procedure. No medical treatments are without potential hazards and laser hair removal is no exception.
You may notice a few side effects after undergoing the treatment, although this may differ from person to person. Some of the common side reactions of laser hair removal that you may experience are:
•Redness in the area where the laser treatment is applied. It may last for a week or more. This is most common symptom observed in the bikini area and the armpits.
•People who have dark skin may develop blisters. They will disappear with time, in about ten days or so. You must avoid touching the blisters as they can get infected and worse, if broken, they will leave scars on your skin.
•Some people may experience a lightening of the skin whereas others may see their skin becoming darker around the area where the treatment was given. This is a side effect of laser hair removal may last for months.
•Change in color of beauty spots (moles) in the treated area.
These side effects usually occur in people who have sensitive skin or when the treatment is applied by an inexperienced person. Therefore, proper care should be taken. You should always remember a few things before going for this laser hair removal treatment and to avoid the side effects. They are:
•Do your due diligence and get all the information, not only about the treatment itself but also about the salon or clinic where you are planning to undergo the laser treatment. It should have a good reputation and have experienced staff on the payroll. You must only go to professionals to avoid any damage being done to your skin by unskilled staff.
•Discuss everything with the clinic about your skin type and be sure to inform them if you have a sensitive skin.
•To avoid fever blister formation, especially on the upper lip, make sure that you take an anti viral medication.
•At least 2 months before taking the treatment, avoid using any photosynthesizing medicines. The use of Accutane or tetracycline may highly aggravate the side effects of laser hair removal.
If you act on the above, you may save yourself a lot of grief so that you are sure to get your money’s worth from your laser hair removal treatment.