08 Feb, 2021
Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures. When it comes to hair removal, options are endless. From waxing to threading and shaving to tweezing, But, most of these options give only temporary results. Laser hair removal is one of the few options that offers a more permanent approach to getting rid of body hair.
However, people with sensitive skin will doubt the safety side of this procedure. Is laser hair removal safe on sensitive skin? Let us have a look on the procedure, effects and benefits of lasers in this article.
How Does hair removal work?
Like our other body cells, when we talk about hair follicles; they follows a unique growth cycle that involves resting, shedding, and growing periods. If the removed hair is in a resting phase, it will not be visible to the technician or laser, so a person may need to wait until it regrows before removing it. Laser hair removal may need several appointments, but it varies from individual to individual hair growth.
During the laser hair removal procedure, the pigments in the targeted hair absorb specifically designed wavelengths of the laser's light. The light travels down the shaft of the hair and into the hair follicle. This laser destroys the active phase of hair growth and leaves the surrounding skin unharmed. The heat from the laser light destroys the hair follicle, and hair can no longer grow from it.
Can Laser hair removal be used on sensitive skin?
Shaving and waxing on sensitive skin is a pain and laser hair removal may come as a boon to the individual. Laser hair removal is suitable for chest, back, arms, legs and few areas on the face. A few side effects can appear after laser hair removal. But most of side effects are minor and temporary.
As Laser removes the hair follicle, body reacts to it and you may experience redness and irritation. Skin might feel tender and swollen in few areas. These are temporary symptoms and usually responds well to ice packs and goes away in sometime.
It is recommended to have to do a patch test to see how skin reacts to Laser and can differentiate easily that you are sensitive to laser treatment or not.
Some people may experience skin crusting in the affected area and few may notice minor color changes to the treated areas of skin. There is a risk of burns and blisters if laser hair removal is not done correctly.
The majority of people who use it find that laser hair removal is safe and well-tolerated. There do not appear to be any long-term health risks associated with the procedure. Most often, side effects last only for a day or two.
If you wish to opt for laser hair removal and are worried about your sensitive skin, call us at +91-9910659776 or book an appointment with our experts and visit our clinic in Ghaziabad.
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