Risk is Rather Small
Any laser procedure can cause scarring, and this is included as a risk on most consent forms you will sign prior to laser treatment. However, the risk of scarring from laser hair removal is rather small and is a function of many things including:
Temporary Pigmentary Changes
Many people experience pigmentary changes, either lightening of the skin or darkening of skin, following a laser procedure. Most of time this is not scarring, even though people often believe that it is. Pigmentary changes following laser procedures are usually resolve in a period of weeks to months.
Experienced Operators Diminish Risk
Although the risk of scarring from a laser procedure is quite small, you can minimize your risk by selecting an experienced operator to perform your laser treatment who is supervised by an on-site physician.
- Facial Laser Hair Removal
- Who is a good candidate?
- Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
- Arm Laser Hair Removal
- Bikini Laser Hair Removal
- Underarm Laser Hair Removal
- What is Laser Hair Removal?
- Does Tattoo Removal Hurt and What Can I Expect?
- Medical Components of Laser Tattoo Removal
- Before and After Photos of Laser Hair Removal Patients