Biological Effects of Laser Radiation and Cons of Laser Hair Removal

The pros and cons of laser hair removal treatment

Laser hair removal is used to reduce unwanted hair and this is popular for those who want a solution to hair removal.
Laser hair removal works by stopping the hair follicles from growing new hairs.
Most of those who use it find that laser hair removal is safe and well-tolerated.
However, some people may experience minor side effects after laser hair removal treatment such as slight redness in the skin, mild swelling around the hair follicles, and temporary irritation resulting in crusting, scarring, blistering or other changes in skin texture.
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Laser hair removal treatment pros and cons

Biological Effects of Laser Radiation and Cons of Laser Hair Removal

Biological Effects of Laser Radiation

Personal hygiene is one of the most important things that should be taken seriously.

Many modern lifestyle tendencies have emerged in the modern era; one of them is hair removal that sometimes encounters us, and in particular stimulates a great effort to remove the body's excess hair specifically for females.

Traditional methods are used for this and despite the effectiveness of some types, but like all other methods they are for a certain period of time, and then need to be repeated again to keep the body clean and free of excess hair, which sometimes causes discomfort and inconveniences in the body and mind such as excessive sweating and so unpleasant smell, in addition to the fact that most of these traditional methods causing pain, which makes most females looking for a better alternative.

With the technological advances we are currently witnessing what is known as laser hair removal, but the question here is, do laser rays have harmful effects on the body?

Side Effects of Laser Technology

Infection: The laser treatment area is sensitive and irritable, so it is more susceptible to infection, so care must be taken and cleaned constantly.

Burns: Laser radiation is very high temperature, so sensitive skin exposed to burns when treated with laser, ranging from the degree of burns from mild to severe depending on the nature of the skin, and skin type.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure for hair removal using a concentrated beam of laser light that destroys hair follicles and removes unwanted hair.

Due to the problem of unwanted hair in the body, women resort to hair removal in many ways and variety and the most important way is guaranteed laser hair removal, because of its ease of use and effective results, but at the same time there is damage to laser hair removal.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal treatment involves removing hair by emitting a light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair and then light energy is converted to heat energy that penetrates deep down to the root of each hair strand and damages the tube-shaped sacs within hair follicles. 
The root of the hair gets destroyed and prevents the hair from growing.
You can get laser hair removal anywhere on the body and the machine can cover large areas quickly.
Laser hair removal does not get rid of hair forever; it significantly reduces hair growth - to the point that you can avoid shaving regularly.

Features of Laser Hair Removal

  • Laser hair removal treatment is a safe way to remove unwanted hair, away from unsafe lotions available in the market.
  • It does not affect the cells and pores of the body.
  • It is characterized by rapid hair removal as the duration usually takes half an hour at most.
  • It may eliminate hair permanently, as the laser sends energy to the colored hair and stops its growth.
  • It can be done in any area of the body as well as it handles more than one bulb at the same time.
  • It is precise as it effectively removes hair.

What are the risks of laser hair removal?

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Biological effects of laser radiation and side effects of laser hair removal treatment

Cons of Laser Hair Removal

  • Laser hair removal affects the hair of the wart, as it helps to increase its length.
  • It can only affect the hair that is in the growth stage.
  • It is difficult to remove laser hair in one session, as the body needs several sessions to remove it.
  • Increases melanin secretion responsible for dark pigmentation
  • It leads to pain, tingling, and numbness throughout the body.
  • Unwanted hair may grow in areas adjacent to the treated area.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Affect the Skin?
 Recently, laser hair removal methods have been achieved especially in women, but the use of laser hair removal leads to complications or damage caused by the laser on the body, especially if used frequently. These include the following:

Skin pigmentation: White spots that appear on the skin because melanin is prevented from reaching the skin due to laser use or dark spots appear due to increased melanin secretion in the laser-treated area.

Skin irritation, redness, itching, and sometimes swelling may occur for the area exposed to laser because the lasers are strong and intense but these symptoms temporary stretching for several hours or sometimes days after exposure to the laser; these damages are natural and disappear after a short period of use of the laser.

Feeling localized pain and tingling in the treated area.
Skin injury due to heat caused by laser radiation, sometimes it causes burns to the skin, especially to dark skin, because the laser contains a high temperature used to burn excess hair. The color of dark skin has the ability to absorb more heat than light skin.

The numbness of the skin, which is accompanied by a sense of pain due to being in contact with the laser-centered on the skin, and sometimes the color of the unique skin, can change in the area exposed to the laser.

The skin may become infected if preventive measures are followed after laser hair removal.

Exposure of human skin to laser in normal quantities and for very long periods of 15 years or more, increase the risk of that person to cancer, but if exposed to the laser beam centrally and continuously, it can cause cancer within a few years.

How Does Laser Light Affect Your Eyes?

The eye is a very sensitive area and can cause unexpected damage during laser treatment. Therefore, caution should be taken while treating this method.
In order to correct the damage caused by the laser process due to errors in this type of operation, the patient may have to bear the cost of another process.  
The most important damage to the eye when using a laser:

The retina is exposed to burns, as the laser beam is directed to the eye centrally for several hours.

Blindness if the person continues to be exposed to the laser beam on the eye for more than an hour per day, and continued exposure to the same quantity for several consecutive days estimated at least seven days.

How to Get the Most Benefit from Laser Hair Removal

If you are a white-skinned person, you should be careful when removing the hair as it leaves wounds and scarring at the place of removal. The laser, by its nature, targets dark skin the most.
Laser treatment does not hurt sensitive areas, in addition, does not lead to skin cancer as listed.
You should put an ointment cream on the skin before starting to remove the hair.
Do not remove laser hair if you have a skinned body.
Before you start laser hair removal, you should consult a specialist before you can find out about some of the safe hair removal devices, the right laser type for your skin, the negative and side effects of hair removal, and the number of sessions needed.
The hair must be left growing for at least two weeks, before starting to remove the hair.
Make sure that the cosmetic expert who is treating you so as not to damage your skin.
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