Laser hair removal is a procedure, so it’s good to know the possible side effects – even if they are uncommon. Our staff at New Life Laser in Nashville, TN put together this list of five side effects of laser hair removal so that you are prepared before your treatment.
1. Sunburnt Skin
After a laser hair removal treatment, your skin may look and feel slightly sunburnt. Just like a sunburn, you can treat the area with cool compresses and moisturizing lotions and creams like aloe vera. The area can be covered with makeup unless there are blisters, which is very rare.
2. Susceptible to Sun
As the hair treated by the laser falls out, you’ll need to protect the skin from the sun. Wear a high SPF sunscreen or cover the area when outside.
3. Skin Irritation
Temporary skin irritation is one of the more common side effects of laser hair removal. Discomfort, redness, and swelling are possible in the treated area, but these symptoms should disappear within a few hours. If you have very sensitive skin, blisters may appear after treatment, but these will also go away.
Itching is a normal side effect during and after a laser hair removal treatment. This discomfort is easily treated with a topical cream.
5. Pigment Changes
Laser hair removal can darken or lighten the skin of the treated area. Pigment change is usually temporary. To avoid permanent hyperpigmentation, do not expose the skin to the sun while you’re getting laser hair removal treatment.
Experienced technicians can reduce the chance of having these possible side effects. Click the button below or call us at 615-521-8847 to schedule a free laser hair removal consultation with New Life Laser in Nashville, TN.