Friday, August 27, 2010

Side Effect and Risks of Laser Hair Removal



Laser hair removal causes localized damage to the skin around the follicle of the hair, and unwanted side effects can occur as a result. Normal side effects are itching, redness and swelling around the treatment area. Some level of pain, tingling and numbness is to be expected as well. These side effects caused by the hair removal treatment should not last more than three days.

Risks include the chance of burning the skin or discoloring dark skin with the laser, hypopigmentation (white spots), flare of acne, swelling around the follicle, scab forming, purpura, and infection.

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