Are you considering laser hair removal at your local salon? If so, have you considered the risks as well as the benefits and the opportunities? Laser hair removal can be effective, but it does have its drawbacks. Here’s a quick guide to what you need to think about when you are getting laser hair removal treatment, from the side effects to expect, to what to do if you are injured.

What is Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Laser hair removal is also sometimes known as IPL or intense pulsed light. It is a treatment designed to remove unwanted hair. The laser uses heat in order to disrupt the hair follicles. Destroying the hair follicles helps to prevent hair from growing back. The procedure can be used in many places on the body, but common areas for treatment include the legs, arms, face, and the underarms.

laser-hair-removal-treatmentIs Laser Hair Removal Costly?

Laser hair removal can be costly, depending on the area treated and also the number of sessions you need. Many people see the cost as minimal compared to the benefits they will achieve in stopping hair growth.

What are the Safety Risks of Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is not without its risks. Improper use of equipment or negligence when using the equipment may result in burns, scarring, skin pigmentation changes, skin sensitivity and redness. Some of these safety risks may result in long term damage. In order to minimise the risks of the treatment, make sure you find a practitioner who is experienced and trained in hair removal using this method. Participate in a pre-treatment consultation and make sure that the therapist knows about any health issues you have or any previous skin problems that could affect the success of the hair removal treatment.

What Happens If It Goes Wrong?

If you experience an injury or you are not happy with how the treatment turns out, go back to the place where you had the treatment so they can assess you and offer solutions. If you require medical treatment, get it as soon as possible. Keep a record of your injuries, what you did, and what the salon did. Keep records of any costs you have incurred from the injury. You may also need a laser burn solicitor if you want to take forward a claim for compensation for your injuries.