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Is laser hair removal safe on sensitive skin?

Date :28-Feb-2020

When it comes to the removal of unwanted hair, you will have plenty of choices in front of you. But, most of these options give only temporary results. And you might have invested a lot of money and time for it. If you are still searching for an effective solution for removing unwanted hair, a Laser Hair Removal is the best choice for you.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal provides long-lasting results as it destroys the hair follicle. However, people with sensitive skin will doubt the safety side of this procedure. Is laser hair removal safe on sensitive skin? Let us have a look. 

How does laser hair removal work?

During the laser hair removal procedure, the pigments in the targeted hair absorb specifically designed wavelengths of the laser's light while the surrounding skin is left unharmed. This laser destroys the active phase of hair growth.

How does it affect sensitive skin?

When it comes to sensitive skin, laser hair removal is the best alternative to the daily pain of shaving and waxing for many. Laser hair removal is suitable in a variety of areas such as the face, back, arms, and legs. Even if you have a delicate complexion, laser hair removal is one of the best choices for sensitive skin with long term results.

If you have sensitive skin, you might experience slight discomfort and pain during the procedure, which usually subsides with time.

In some cases, sensitive skin might get overly red or have some swelling. So, before you opt for laser hair removal, It's better to do a patch test to see how skin reacts. If you're getting a professional's help, let them know you have sensitive skin before the procedure. 

Possible Side Effects

Laser hair removal has some temporary side effects, which include: discomfort, swelling, and redness. Most often, these side effects last only for a day or two.

If you wish to opt for laser hair removal and are worried about your sensitive skin, book an appointment at Dr. Priya's Skin and Hair Clinic. Experts at Dr. Priya's Skin and Hair Clinic can help you to choose the right laser method suitable for your skin.

Blog reviewed by: Dr. Priya J Talageri
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