Are there long term side effects of Laser hair removal and/or Electrolysis?

  1. rochelj profile image70
    rocheljposted 6 years ago

    Are there long term side effects of Laser hair removal and/or Electrolysis?

  2. derma profile image61
    dermaposted 6 years ago

    Long term side effects of laser hair removal are rare if done properly with professional, if not permanent scarring may be been at the site. If done with licensed professional  both are safe with minimal side effects.

  3. HairFreeBody profile image60
    HairFreeBodyposted 3 years ago

    Laser treatments are only approved by the FDA for "permanent hair reduction" NOT "permanent hair removal". Laser may cause hyper pigmentation and hypo pigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is darkening of the skin that may occur after the laser hair removal. The laser treatment stimulates melanin production creating a reaction similar to suntan. Hypopigmentation on the other hand refers to the lightening of skin that occurs after the laser treatment. The absorption of laser light can inhibit the melanin production, leading to a loss of pigment.

 
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