Risks Of Laser Hair Removal
Before deciding on undergoing laser hair removal, it is important for you to be aware of the possible risks of the procedure. Side effect risks can vary according to skin type, hair color, treatment strategy, and adherence to pre- and post-treatment care. The following are some laser hair removal adverse effects that one can experience:
Mild skin irritation
Laser hair removal may cause temporary pain, redness, and swelling of the treated area. These symptoms usually resolve after a few hours.
Skin color changes
The procedure may cause the treated skin to darken or lighten in color which can either be temporary or permanent.
Abnormal skin reactions
Though rare, laser removal can cause blistering, crusting, scarring, or other changes in skin texture.
Also rare, graying of treated hair or excessive hair growth surrounding treated regions, particularly on darker skin can be side effects of laser hair removal.