Are there any Laser Hair Removal risks?

What side effects should I be aware of before deciding on Laser Hair Removal?

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St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center

Published on Jun 20, 2010

The most common risk associated with Laser hair removal is burns. Other associated risks are hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, discoloration and scarring. These are "potential risks" are not encountered very often. The area cannot be tanned and you should not pluck or wax for two weeks before your first treatment and in between treatments because that will increase the risk of side effects.

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Answered by St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center

The most common risk associated with Laser hair removal is burns. Other associated risks are hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, discoloration and scarring. These are "potential risks" are not encountered very often. The area cannot be tanned and you should not pluck or wax for two weeks before your first treatment and in between treatments because that will increase the risk of side effects.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


AURA Skin Care, Liposculpture, & Plastic Surgery

Published on Mar 29, 2010

There are risks with anything but in very experienced hands they are very low with laser hair
removal. Burns are possible, but to date I have not had one in over 2000 cases.

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Answered by AURA Skin Care, Liposculpture, & Plastic Surgery

There are risks with anything but in very experienced hands they are very low with laser hair
removal. Burns are possible, but to date I have not had one in over 2000 cases.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Rejuve

Published on Mar 26, 2010

Sure, with any procedure their is risk. The 3 main risks are:
1. Burns - too much energy can do this which can lead to scarring.
2. Hyperpigmentation - unwanted extra pigment as a result of too much energy.
3. Hypopigmentation - white spots in areas of normal pigment - often times this is irreversible.
It is important therefore to choose a location with:
1. Good, proven, effective laser device
2. Experienced technicians
3. Doctors who know how to handle these potential problems should they arise for these problems could happen to anybody(much less in experienced hands) but the experienced doctors will always know what to do
Make sure you ask:
1 What laser is being used, how old
2. Who is doing procedure
3. How many procedure has that person has done
4. Patient references

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Answered by Rejuve

Sure, with any procedure their is risk. The 3 main risks are:
1. Burns - too much energy can do this which can lead to scarring.
2. Hyperpigmentation - unwanted extra pigment as a result of too much energy.
3. Hypopigmentation - white spots in areas of normal pigment - often times this is irreversible.
It is important therefore to choose a location with:
1. Good, proven, effective laser device
2. Experienced technicians
3. Doctors who know how to handle these potential problems should they arise for these problems could happen to anybody(much less in experienced hands) but the experienced doctors will always know what to do
Make sure you ask:
1 What laser is being used, how old
2. Who is doing procedure
3. How many procedure has that person has done
4. Patient references

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Mar 25, 2010

The primary risk in laser hair removal include blisters, burns and/or scarring. This can happen by using improper laser settings, using an improper laser for a particular skin type, excessive tanning and by taking contraindicated medications. Make sure that the medical history you fill out before the procedure addresses all of these issues.

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

The primary risk in laser hair removal include blisters, burns and/or scarring. This can happen by using improper laser settings, using an improper laser for a particular skin type, excessive tanning and by taking contraindicated medications. Make sure that the medical history you fill out before the procedure addresses all of these issues.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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