Laser hair removal is increasingly gaining popularity among most beauty-sensitive people. Due to the success stories being posted by the media, more and more people are turning to the procedure as a way of getting rid of the excess hair on their bodies especially their faces. Most people like the procedure as it has permanent effects. One can get rid of the unwanted hair for good. While this might be the truth, there is little being said about the dangers that the procedure poses. Below are some interesting article of the dangers that one should have in mind before deciding on the procedure being performed on them:
The laser hair treatments are quite hazardous to the eyes; both the patient and the specialist. It is therefore important to ensure that they are both wearing protective eyewear so as not to cause harm to their eyes. These beams are quite deadly in that a long time exposure to them may lead to permanent blindness.
These laser treatments work by heating up hair follicles which need to be destroyed. If done by an inexperienced person, or done too frequently, too much heat might be applied which may lead to the burning and blistering of one’s skin. This may leave behind red, painful marks on your skin. When having the procedure done, it is advised that one should have a cooling spray nearby to cool the skin and keep it from being burnt.
This especially happens in dark-skinned people. While the effect on lasts for a short duration, it is important that one should avoid multiple laser hair removal treatments as this may, in the long run, interfere with the skin pigmentation. In some cases, there are those who have experienced permanent skin lightening.
Other than skin lightening, dark people are usually at a higher risk of having permanent scars on their bodies that result from multiple laser treatments. Although this is these days rarely happening due to improved technology, it may still happen as people react differently to such treatments, it is still good to take the necessary precautions.
Risks of infection
Lastly, laser hair removal poses the danger of an infection on the skin resulting from the procedure. It is good to note that the blasting of the laser beams directly on the skin could alter the skin’s composition which may make it vulnerable to infections. Again, the blistering that results from burns may act as an entry point for pathogens. It is therefore important that one takes the necessary precautions.
From the above mentioned, it can be seen that the laser treatment poses quite some physical side effects that you may suffer from. Some of them are long term. It is therefore recommended that you first consult your dermatologist so that they can give you some insight on how to use the products. Having professional advice on the area will help you make that all-important decision of whether to go ahead with the procedure.