Long-Term Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal When a person goes through a laser hair removal treatment, there are some side effects that occur. Some of these side effects will go away after some while others may not be reversible and one has to learn to live with them. These long-term side effects rarely occur especially for those who go to a professional aesthetician to have the laser hair removal treatment. Below are some of the long-term side effects of laser hair removal:
Hypopigmentation: This is the lightening of the skin which occurs when the laser light absorbed by the skin inhibits the production of melanin. This condition will not be reversible and the affected client will have to live with it.
Permanent loss of hair: A person may want to stay without hair when he is at a certain age and when he is older; he may feel that he is no longer comfortable with the way he looks. Unfortunately, the hair may not grow back and he will have to live with the consequences of the decisions he made when young.
Change in hair color: The hair that grows back after a laser hair removal is mostly lighter and not dark like the initial hair. This means that it will be impossible to get back the hair color that you initially had before the laser hair removal.
If the laser hair removal was carried out by a person who is not a professional, severe burns may occur and this may cause a permanent scar that will change the way you look for the rest of your life.
When you undergo a laser hair removal treatment, you should ensure that the esthetician is qualified. You should also be sure that this is what you want as the hair that is being removed may never grow back or if it does, it may not be as thick and dark as it was before the treatment.