Some consumers have experienced long-lasting hair removal or permanent hair reduction. Considered safe if performed properly. Useful for large areas such as backs or legs. Regrowth can come back lighter in color or finer in texture. Light-skinned consumers with dark hair have the best results.
Long-term data on safety and effectiveness have not been accurately established. Response rates have not been established. Regrowth rates have not been accurately established and cannot be predicted due to numerous variables. Generally not as effective on unpigmented (gray) hairs and red or blonde hair. Must be used very cautiously (if at all) on darker skin tones or on consumers who tan themselves. Improper treatment can cause burns, lesions, skin discoloration lasting several months, or patchy/patterned regrowth. Recent data suggest other skin structures are often affected by laser irradiation, and long term effects of this constitute an unknown risk. Requires eye protection. Can be expensive. Some find treatment painful. Regulation varies by state, so inadequate controls exist to ensure competent practitioners. Some consumers, even ideal candidates, do not respond to treatment.
Few More things to think over about laser Hair Removal
1. Laser warning signs: Like the traffic signs on the roads which are a great aid in guiding the drivers where to move and how to move, the laser signs in the room guide you what precautions need to be taken. There should also be an indicator outside the room where the procedure is taking place. Laser light has high frequency and this is the reason why all the folks inside the treatment room are supposed to be covered in every manner.
2. Laser expert or safety officer: In the laser hair removal schools, there are many people who are trained as laser safety officers. Their job is to make sure all the equipments are working properly. Also they are responsible to perform routine check ups of all the operation rooms where the laser is used to make sure nothing is going wrong anywhere.
3. Laser safety Education: The first and the foremost step in laser hair removal safety are to educate the clients and the technicians in terms of carrying safe and secure hair removal procedure. They should know the precautionary measures like wearing goggles, covering up your body etc. They should know about the hazards that are related to laser hair removal procedure. Charts, brochures and booklets can be kept on the reception desk of cosmetic surgery clinics for the ease and comfort of clients. They can go through these informative security measures before taking up the treatment. This education can benefit the clients and the doctors both. You may need to prepare your skin before the treatment. There should not be any moisturizer on skin since it may contain some chemicals that can react with the skin cells and damage your skin. Also the person who is assigned to perform your laser hair removal treatment, should be certified as a supervisor or a professional doctor.