Laser hair removal is a popular and effective way to get rid of unwanted hair, and it is generally considered to be a safe procedure. Lasers used in hair removal or other skin treatments have a minimal amount of radiation, and this radiation is only applied to the surface of the skin. Therefore, it does not pose a cancer risk. The long-term effects of laser therapy, including the possibility of an increased risk of cancer, have not been studied.
Some researchers have observed changes in atypical moles (dysplastic nevi) after laser hair removal. As such, they suggest that caution should be taken when using cosmetic laser therapy in people with a personal or family history of skin cancer or atypical moles, until further research determines whether these changes may be malignant or not. Laser hair treatment is very safe when done by an experienced doctor in an accredited clinic. There is no evidence that undergoing laser treatment can increase the risk of developing any type of cancer or any other disease.
We have been using lasers to remove unwanted hair for many years, so we know that it has no long-term effects for our patients either. However, laser hair removal can be dangerous in untrained hands. Burns, permanent changes in skin color, and scarring can occur. You can greatly reduce the risk of suffering possible side effects if you carry out the treatment with a doctor who is very experienced in the use of lasers and with a deep knowledge of the skin.
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends choosing a board-certified dermatologist to perform laser treatments. There are many laser treatments available today that help remove unwanted hair, reverse sun damage, aging, and improve the appearance of flaky-looking skin. In fact, the same laser technology that we use for hair treatments is also used to help with treatments to rejuvenate the skin and remove dark spots. Laser hair removal usually leaves no trace, although some people react to treatment differently.
Although it is necessary to accept the risks inherent in any medical procedure, there are few, if any, serious risks associated with laser hair removal treatment. Other possible side effects are rare when laser hair removal is performed by a dermatologist or under the direct supervision of a dermatologist. To understand the potential risks of laser hair treatment, it's worth taking a moment to think about how it works. Although these risks are not serious, you should be aware of all the possible risks, and the laser specialist should explain everything to you before you agree to perform the treatment.
It's such an effective and safe way to remove unwanted hair that you can even do it during your lunch break. Laser hair treatment is so popular because it's a process that doesn't force you to take days off work to recover. There is no risk that they could damage the genetic material of the cells, so laser hair removal will not increase the risk of skin cancer. In any medical procedure, laser hair removal treatment does not carry serious risks.