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What Are Some Dangers Of Laser Hair Removal
Depends on operator: Very safe when performed by an experienced physician. Can be very dangerous in the wrong hands. Greater risk of side-effects in darker skinned individuals. Some wavelengths (ie: long-pulsed nd:yag) are safer in darker skin. Side-effects include hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering, scarring, infection, pain. Be sure to see a physician who has a lot of experience treating your skin type. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more
Very safe: Most treatments for cellulite are very safe but just not extremely effective. The most effective treatments are noninvasive lasers or body contouring devices which help to improve lymphatic drainage and circulation, tighten the skin and ideally have some effect on the underlying fat. There are some "fat melting" devices which are not fda approved or available in the U.S. Yet but show much promise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Lasers are medical devices and as such have dangers such as causing burns with permanent scars or blindness. That is why they must be used in most states under the direction of a doctor. There are some home devices sold which obviously have fewer dangers but also less reliable results. If you are using home devices, follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully to avoid problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Numerous: Laser resurfacing has made some major advances in the last few years. Fractional laser resurfacing with a co2 or erbium laser can effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce pore size, remove pigmented spots, improve skin texture and even tighten loose skin. The fractional technology has reduced the down time to about a week. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Separate sessions: You should try to divide the treatments in separate appointments. Doing the whole body at one time may be too traumatic. It may be done as one session when the hair density is less later in the treatment series. Hope this helped. If you have a follow up question please let me know. D. Farzaneh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin reactions: The main side effect of laser hair removal is the effect on the skin from the laser. There is heat generated from the laser to kill the hair follicle and the surrounding skin may have some heat rash, blisters, scarring, or pigmentation. If the laser is set correctly you will have permanent hair removal with only a small and short lived local reaction. ...Read more
Typically, none.: Usually there are no long-term changes to the skin, other than less hair. Because there is some uncertainty in selecting the optimal dose of laser energy for each individual, there is a small chance (1% or less) of burns or pigment changes in the skin. These usually heal and improve with time, but they can rarely result in scarring or permanent pigment changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grow Hair+Confidence: Hair transplant, when performed properly, is a positive, permanent and life-changing procedure that makes people look and feel better by restoring their hair to a youthful and healthy appearance. Hair transplantation and the medical treatment of hair loss helps people feel more confident socially and in business situations. It can also be used for eyelashes, eyebrows, beard and other areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Main one: Main one would be hair breakage and allergy to the chemicals in the treatment. ...Read more
Laser hair removal: In any area does not utilize ionizing radiation, and the laser energy penetrates only a mm or two, so there is never any risk of deeper tissue damage or concern. If performed properly, the hair is gone. Side effects can be redness, blistering, inflammation, folliculitis, etc. Infection or scarring are rare. Skin in this area is tender, so treatment parameters and intensity needs experienced care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is laser hair removal on neck and arms permanent? I've read their are possible rare complications, what are the risks?
Laser: Permanent hair reduction is permanent. But touch ups needed every couple of years. Risks include burn, hyper pigmentation and scars ...Read more
It depends: There are several lasers that do help acne. I don't know the exact statistics but I find the Q switches yags specifically the spectra carbon peel from Korea do work relatively well. It is a3 step process first heating a carbon on the face, second lasering the carbon off taking off a layer of skin and clearing pores probably killing the bacteria as well it required 5 treatments 10 days apart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser hair removal is technique for reducing the thickness and number of hairs on the skin, by heating the hair follicles with a laser. The greater the color contrast between the hair and the skin, the more effect the treatments. A series of treatments is usually necessary to ...Read more
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