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Main Criteria for Selecting a Quality Home Laser Device
For light and fair skin tones (phototypes I, II and III), choose a 755 nm wavelength (Alexandrite).
Corded or Cordless
The Different Modes of The Device (Scan or Single)
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Is At-Home Laser Hair Removal Safe?
Is Laser Hair Removal Suitable for Everyone?
No, we found out that this is not a process that can be done by everyone. If you are among those people that have red, blond, strawberry blond, and even white hair, you will get a harder time in getting to achieve the results that you desire. This kind of people gets it hard because no enough pigment can absorb the laser light into the hair, which means that the treatment will not be successful.
What are the side effects of laser hair removal?
– You may experience redness and irritation
When you remove hair by use of a laser, you will damage the hair follicles of the area that you had targeted. That is why the skin might appear slightly swollen. That’s not something to worry about because the symptoms are only short-lived.
– The skin might change color
According to the skin type, some might experience some minor changes to those areas that have been treated. The skin might get a bit darker or even lighter, those that will experience the darker kind of changes are people that have a lighter type of skin, those with dark skin experience lighter pigmentation changes. The changes though tend to fade away with time.
– The eyes might get injured
As we have seen, lasers are very powerful and when you work on your face, potential eye injury might occur. It is recommended that you should wear specific FDA-approved eye-protective equipment to help in the prevention of injury.
– Skin infection
This is one of the cosmetic hair removal equipment and as we all know about them, damaging the hair follicles creates room for infection. That’s why you need to treat the infected area as a wound as it heals and report any signs you think of being infected to a dermatologist.
Some rare side effects can be noticed after the procedure, like experiencing burns and blisters if the hair removal is not done in a correct manner, so keep in mind to thoroughly read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to prevent any inconvenience.
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