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Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal Therapy

Laser Hair Removal Side EffectsUnwanted hair is one of the biggest problems that a woman faces. These hair are especially troublesome when present on face and neck. Such woman tries different painful methods like waxing, threading and shaving. These methods are time-consuming,un-natural and extremely painful. Sometimes these procedures may produce rashes or blisters on the skin. Many women choose these procedures because these are less expensive and can be done by anyone at home.

Laser hair removal is very popular nowadays. It is easy to carry out, has fewer side effects, has the ability to remove the hair permanently but is expensive, needs the help of an expert and you have to follow some instructions and adapt some precautions.

Laser hair removal is safe. One can remove facial hair within 2-3 minutes and completely get rid of them after only 3-4 sittings. But some time laser hair removal may cause some serious side effects, especially when this technique is done by a non-medical practitioner, a quack or an assistant. So whenever you go to a laser clinic, always ask about the credentials of the person who is going to do your laser hair removal. As you care about your face and you can’t afford its disfigurement.

Common side effects of hair removal therapy are burning of the affected skin, increased sensitivity to sunlight, change of complexion, blistering of laser affected skin, white spots and pain. These side effects range from mild to severe. A registered medical practitioner always takes some precautions to avoid or minimize the intensity of these effects. These side effects are more commonly seen in those women who had to take laser hair removal therapy from a non-medically qualified person.

Follow your doctor’s advice properly. After the laser therapy, you should use a sunblock in morning and afternoon to prevent the sun damage. Your doctor may prescribe you some anti-inflammatory cream to apply on your affected skin, this prevents pain and blistering. Take a proper break, don’t rush for another sitting. Give a gap of at least three to four weeks between sittings. Although this gap varies according to the sites of laser hair removal therapy. Sometimes intense laser therapy may cause permanent disfigurement, so beware, always choose a good well qualified medical practitioner for your laser hair removal therapy. Because he has the knowledge of side effects, he knows who are the good candidates for hair removal and who are more prone to its side effects. A technician or quack will agree to do your laser immediately without even thinking about your skin tone and nature. The intensity of laser energy is different for different skin tones and surfaces. So always go to a well qualified medical practitioner.

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