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Benefits and contraindications of laser hair removal--Everything you need to know

Many women prefer laser hair removal because it does not mistreat the skin like shaving and waxing. This technology is a very simple option by which we can get rid of body hair without pain. As its name indicates, it uses a laser through which the hair follicles are destroyed. In this way, the hair begins to weaken and eventually stops coming out.

But why would you prefer to use laser hair removal if you have the traditional means? Is there any danger or contraindication? Find out about this and more in the next paragraphs.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

More and more women are coming for laser hair removal. These are some of their reasons:

  • It's a quick procedure: Compared to the time you lose day after day in traditional hair removal or shaving, laser hair removal ends up being a time and money saver. In fact, each laser takes a fraction of a second to complete treatment on each hair follicle. The mustache area takes less than a minute. Larger areas such as the legs are taken up to an hour.

  • No skin damage: During shaving and after the application of wax, hairless skin is also damaged. It is common to see burns, irritation, allergy, and other adverse reactions. But laser hair removal is precise and does not affect the skin around the hair follicle.

  • The effects are permanent: Most patients have permanent effects after a few sessions. It usually takes three to seven sessions to achieve permanent effects.

Problems and contraindications

The most common problems after laser hair removal include redness of the skin and temporary color changes. However, the adverse effects are lessened if you protect your skin from exposure to the sun.

On the other hand, laser hair removal should not be applied in some cases. It is contraindicated in:

  • Pregnant and lactating women

  • Patients with psoriasis or vitiligo

  • Patients with coagulation problems

  • Those who have recently undergone laser surgery or chemical peel

  • With tanned skin after sun exposure

  • In areas with keloid scars, lesions, and tattooed areas of the skin

Actually, the contraindications are very specific and some of them have exceptions. So, if you're interested in laser hair removal, contact a dermatologist in your area and ask all the questions you need to clarify your doubts and plan the procedure well.

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