Terrible consequences of laser hair removal - fiction or reality
The desire to get rid of excess vegetation on the body leads to the fact that many choose for themselves the advertised and very popular laser hair removal. But many say that this popular procedure can leave horrific consequences in its wake.
Let's talk about the mythical (or maybe not) risks of laser hair removal and learn interesting facts about depilation.
What beauticians say
The luminaries in the field of aesthetic medicine almost unanimously declare that 3D laser hair removal is one of the safest ways to remove excess vegetation on the body. It is especially strongly recommended for use in the bikini area. The trust of many customers is also won by the statistics of grateful reviews in the direction of beauty salons in which they underwent a laser hair removal session. But, as they say, there is also a fly in the ointment in a barrel of honey. The most interesting thing is that in our case, this spoon is not alone. So, what negative consequences can expect beauties who decide to correct the bikini area in the salon and get laser hair removal before the holidays?
- redness and irritation;
In order to understand the mechanism of damage, it is necessary to dwell on each of them in more detail.
Redness and irritation
Redness immediately after a session of laser surgery is, in principle, a normal phenomenon. In most cases, it goes away in two hours. It happens that the skin remains red for another day. But, it also happens that the resulting redness can drag on for a long time and require medical intervention.
At times, swelling may occur after laser hair removal. Its severity directly depends on such concomitant hair factors as:
- energy flow density.
Owners of dark and thick hair may suffer the most. If they are also thick, then during the procedure they, absorbing a large amount of energy, heat up quite strongly. This in turn can cause perifollicular edema and erythema.
Also, patients with reactive skin with hypersensitivity are prone to the appearance of severe edema. To reduce this side effect of the procedure, it is necessary to use effective cooling systems during laser hair removal and immediately after it.
The professionalism of the cosmetologist is also very important here, since this is one of the main guarantees of how to minimize the risk of edema. If swelling is noticeable after the procedure, specialists may prescribe ointments or creams containing glucocorticoids or dexpanthenol. If the swelling is not severe, you can use soothing creams or gels in composition similar to those used after sunburn right at home.
The appearance of pigmentation
The active light effect that laser surgery has, combined with additional stress factors. These include:
- genetic predisposition;
- infectious processes;
- decreased immunity;
- taking certain medications;
- surface application of photosensitizers;
- skin injury;
- overheating of the skin.
That is why in no case should you hide from the cosmetologist any details that relate to well-being and skin condition.
The occurrence of burns may be preceded by too high a density of energy flow, which the cosmetologist has established for the procedure. Also, thin skin with increased sensitivity is more prone to burns. We are talking about intimate depilation, in which inappropriate radiation parameters were used. Oddly enough, but strongly tanned skin can suffer after depilation, as well as skin belonging to phototypes from IV to VI according to the Fitzpatrick index.
The low level of professionalism of the master, who could not correctly determine the type of skin and, accordingly, incorrectly set up the equipment. but, do not think that burns are possible only with laser hair removal. They can also occur after epilation with a cream.
Please note that all of the above, according to statistics, happens much less often. That is, the risk of complications is minimal. But, this is only if you perform the procedure with a good, highly qualified doctor.
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