Laser hair removal is a safe process when done in a reputable clinic and performed by highly qualified technicians.
However, some people may experience some side effects that varies from a slight discomfort to serious burns. If your planning to have a laser hair removal, it will be good to know the common side effects, what causes it and how to avoid them.
Common Laser Hair Removal Side Effects
1. Redness and Swelling - This is a normal reaction. Generally, these side effects will only last up to 24 hours following treatment.
2. Hypo or Hyper pigmentation - Hypo pigmentation refers to the skin lightening in treated areas and hyper pigmentation refers to the skin darkening in treated areas. This is usually caused by excessive sun exposure before, during or after laser treatment.
To prevent pigmentation from laser hair removal, clients should avoid going in the direct sun for at least four weeks prior to treatment and at least four weeks post treatment. Clients should also ensure they remove any fake tanner on the treatment area.
3. Burning from the laser cooling device - This is usually a result of the misuse of the laser where the laser head is not perpendicular to the skin or properly cleaned and maintained.
4. Extreme side effects can be seen from clients who use medications like anti depressants, anti inflammatories or antibiotics. Thus, it is very important that clients advise their laser technician if they are taking any medications before undertaking laser treatment.
Lately, it seems that almost everyone can offer laser hair removal not just clinics but even your local beauty salon. However, only a reputable laser hair removal clinic will ensure they provide an in-depth free of charge pre treatment consultation to gauge what medications the client is taking as well as their skin and hair type to determine the appropriate laser for them. A thorough consultation is your opportunity to ask as many questions as you need to ensure that you are comfortable with progressing with laser hair removal at the clinic of choice.
At Nad's Laser Clinic, we take pride in our laser hair removal service, our highly-qualified laser technicians and best standard practice. Book your free consultation to check the difference between Nad's Laser Hair Removal Clinic and other establishments offering laser hair removal services.