Can Laser Hair Removal Cause Skin Irritation?

Temporary discomfort, redness, and swelling may be expected after laser hair removal, similar to other hair removal methods such as waxing.

Brazilian laser hair removal

is a popular and relatively painless way to remove unwanted hair, including ingrown hairs in the bikini area. However, it is not without potential adverse effects. Allergic reactions such as hives and hives are rare but can occur after a Brazilian laser hair removal procedure.

Laser hair treatments, administered by a qualified and trained professional, prevent follicles from growing new hair. The laser light technology used only affects the surface layers of the skin to remove hair from the root, making it generally safe. It is still important to communicate your medical history to the laser technician before the procedure. Shaving is an option for removing villi and terminal hair on your cheeks, chin, upper lip, and sideburns.

However, since laser light attracts pigment, tanned skin or certain skin tones may be more susceptible to this side effect. Healthcare providers recommend having a patch test for allergic patients before the Brazilian laser hair removal session. Since lasers use heat from light energy to destroy hair follicles, they can create blisters similar to a burn. A study of 13,284 people who underwent laser hair removal treatments at Spanish beauty clinics over a period of 4 years found that only 36 experienced hives between 4 and 6 hours after receiving the treatment.

Permanent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can create a “burn mark” if the laser was used improperly during hair removal sessions.