Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for My Skin?

Many beauty-conscious people consider laser hair removal to help maintain smooth, manageable skin. The benefits of this are many, allowing that you no longer have to subject your skin to the damage associated with shaving or waxing. However, some people wonder about the risks associated with bombarding their skin with laser energy. Is this a worthwhile procedure?

The good news is that laser hair removal entails fairly mild side effects. For a day or two following your treatment, you can generally expect a slight discomfort similar to the pain of a sunburn. This is normal, and a cool compress or a moisturizer can go a long way towards easing your pain. You may also want to wear sunscreen for about a month afterward, as the treated area will be more sensitive to solar radiation. A few people, particularly people with darker skin tones, may experience some blistering, swelling, or scarring, though this is rare.

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