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Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal on Face and a simple way to prevent them


Laser hair removal treatment is a boon to the people who wish to get rid of the unwanted hairs. It is a preferred method as it is more permanent than other options and involves almost no pain and discomfort. It uses high-intensity laser light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair and destroys the root or at least delays the hair growth cycle significantly. This prevents hair growth for a much longer duration than any other hair removal method. It can be used for all the parts of the body and is suitable for almost all skin types and colors. Additional perks like amazingly smooth and lighter skin make it even more popular for facial hair removal.  

Despite its popularity and success, laser hair removal treatment is still doubted by many, owing to the side-effects it may cause. Here we discuss these side-effects and would suggest the best way to prevent them.

Side effects on laser hair removal treatment

Laser hair removal is most a safe and well-tolerated procedure that guarantees great outcomes. Still, there is also no denying that it can cause some side-effects. However, most of the side-effects of laser hair removal are trivial and fades away soon after the treatment without any medical interventions. Some common side-effects it can have for facial treatment are:

  • Skin irritation and redness

The laser beam destroys the hair follicles in the targeted area during the treatment. These side-effects are nothing but your body’s reaction to this destruction. Your skin may appear a little swollen and red. You may feel irritation and tenderness in the treated area. These side-effects disappear on their own leaving smooth skin behind. You can use a cold shower or ice pack to reduce these effects. Some dermatologists also use topical anesthesia to curb the reaction of your skin to the treatment.

  • Crust formation

In some cases, the skin treated with the laser becomes hard due to crusting. These crusts can sometimes cause scarring and scabbing but are often only a minor issue. Your dermatologist would recommend proper care routine, especially moisturizers to prevent crusting or any lasting issue it may lead to. 

  • Pigmentation

Pigmentation is again an incidental minor problem you may experience after laser facial hair removal. Your skin color may become lighter or darker depending on your general complexion. If you have a lighter complexion, your skin may turn slightly dark and if you have a darker complexion, it may turn slightly light. This change in skin color is short-lived. Your skin regains its normal complexion as it fades away over time.

  • Eye injury

Working with powerful laser light on your face exposes you to the risk of potential eye injury. To prevent this possibility, the expertise and command of the practitioner over instruments and intensity are of the utmost importance. To make sure your eyes are safe, you are given protective eyewear to be worn during the treatment.

  • Minor skin infection

Infections due to laser treatment are not very common but cannot be ignored as well. You need to completely comply with the care routine provided by your dermatologist. You treat your skin as a wound until it completely heals and reports to your doctor any sign of infection you observe. These infections, even if they occur are mild and can be treated well if taken care of properly and timely.

Some other side-effects that may also occur are scars, blisters, and burns. These are often associated with the practitioner’s errors or incompetence. However, these are rare and do not trouble you if you choose your dermatologist mindfully.

The best way to prevent these side-effects

Laser hair removal is a medical process and needs high proficiency and precision for the best results. The process needs a meticulous study of your skin condition and overall health to ascertain your candidature for the treatment. This analysis also helps in determining the type of laser to be used and the course of action to be followed during the treatment. It is important to look for a certified dermatologist for the job who also has significant experience in the treatment. Also, make sure that you pick the clinic that has skilled support staff and most importantly the state-of-the-art equipment. The newer equipment is sophisticated that ensures safety and comfort during the treatment and minimum effects post-treatment. These are high-precision devices that are powered with cooling systems that prevent burns and any other damage to the skin. Choosing the right clinic and expert practitioner ensure secured treatment, least side-effects, and impeccable outcomes.

The Dermcos Skin Care Clinic is among the finest skincare clinics in Gurgaon serving patients with exceptional results in laser hair removal. We are equipped with the best in class technology and a team of highly experienced and skilled doctors ensures the best delivery of the treatment. Our experts make a detailed analysis of your skin condition and transparently discuss the optimal treatment options and expected results. You are assured of a pleasant experience during the treatment and a more confident self with glowing skin post-treatment.

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