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Going for laser treatment for Hairless Skin? How Safe is Laser Treatment?

Are you considering laser treatment for Hairless Skin? How Safe is Laser Treatment?

Dear Ladies, we know that you have been tired and done with the every month waxing session. Those sticky wax strips, the painful process, and after wax irritation is after all, quite irritating for anyone to take. Well, there is definitely no guilt that you should be keeping for wanting hairless skin, and not like the process of using a razor after every now and then. And while laser treatment is an option, why would you even not choose it, right? So, if you are considering laser treatment for hairless skin, have you considered how safe is laser treatment?

Laser Treatment for Hair removal

Laser hair removal is a surgical technique that removes excess hair by using a directed beam of light (laser). A laser releases light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair during laser hair removal. Laser hair removal involves heating the hair follicles, preventing new hair growth. While laser hair removal is often marketed as a means of “permanent” hair removal, it only reduces the number of unwanted hairs in a given area. It does not totally exclude excess hairs.

So, how safe is laser treatment?

Like any other treatment, laser treatment can’t be called a hundred per cent safe method but it has its own pros and cons.

Laser treatment for Hairless Skin
The Pros

It can reduce hair growth by many folds – Although you will not have completely smooth and silky hair for the rest of your life, it’ll be less visible and need less shaving or waxing. According to The Mayo Clinic, lasers will minimize hair counts by 40% to 80%.

It is not a time-consuming and recurring process – Laser hair removal procedures should not take a long time. In contrast to electrolysis, which involves treating each follicle separately, large areas may be treated all at once. It takes about an hour to do a laser treatment on the back. And it would need a few sessions, but is not a recurring process for every month like waxing.

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Laser treatment for Hairless Skin

The Cons

Skin issues – Blisters, Scarring, and burns are possible side effects. Although not normal, these are potential side effects, particularly for sensitive skin types or someone who has not experienced it before.

It is expensive – The cost of laser hair removal can vary depending on where the facility is located and the type of facility but on average, a visit costs between Rs 45,000 to a Lakh, for full body.Crusting of skin – Skin crusting in the infected region can occur in some people. This is usually a slight inconvenience, but it may be inconvenient. Scabbing or scarring may occur as a result of crusting. An individual may avoid long-term effects from laser removal by caring for the treated area afterward, such as by using a moisturizer.

Not suited for all skin types and tones –
 Following laser hair reduction, it can become slightly darker or lighter. People with lighter skin may be more prone to dark pigmentation changes. People with darker skin tones may be more resistant to variations in lighter pigmentation. These modifications usually go away over time, and the skin returns to its original state.Can lead to eye injury – Hair reduction is accomplished by the use of efficient lasers. This means that there is a chance of severe eye injury, especially when a doctor is operating on a person’s face. To better avoid injuries during the operation, both the person undergoing care and the doctor may wear appropriate eyewear.Skin infection dangers – In the same way, that other topical hair treatment techniques can cause inflammation, destroying hair follicles with a laser can. While the infected area heals, it should be treated like a wound. Any symptoms of illness should be reported to a dermatologist.

So, clearly, laser treatment is not the best of all the solutions available for skin removal. Well, definitely, it depends from person to person, for how their skin and body reacts to the treatment but if you have sensitive skin, then laser might not be the best for you.
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Ishika Aggarwal

Can write, shoot, listen, talk and procrastinate. A feminist at heart, Ishika is an avid writer and multimedia person who loves talking about women, realism, and society. When not working she is either seen watching films or making one.
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