Are laser hair removal devices safe? Laser hair removal devices are generally safe. As long as operated by a trained professional who follows protocols provided by the laser manufacturer. After all laser hair removal is a medical procedure one that requires expertise and experience from the provider.
Laser hair removal should always be a safe treatment for you to have, but from my over 20 years experience I know how fast things go wrong. With so many salons providing a wide range of laser treatments and alternative options like ipl, you’re bombarded with choices. Which may present a great deal, but not necessarily are the safest option for your skin.
Laser hair removal gone wrong
Botched treatments and adverse reactions are stories I hear daily from my patients who have been coming over from other Clinics. And I can hardly believe myself that there are still establishments that will treat anyone with any machine. And also get away with ignoring medical protocols and putting patient’s wellbeing at risk.
Well you would never have to worry about this when you’re one of our patients at Skin Perfection. And even if protocols require constant skin tests after each sun exposure, your wellbeing is priority. I know attending multiple skin tests may not be convenient, but you should either do it properly or don’t do it at all.
Are laser hair removal devices safe? And how to choose the best laser?
First of all you should only be treated with the safety laser specific to your skin type.
A Medical grade laser is designed with direct wavelengths that specifically target the melanin in the hair, making the treatments more specific and effective. This is especially important when you have darker skin tones, for example Asian, Afro-Carribean skin types. This is due to the increased amount of pigment in the skin that may be targeted instead of the hair which means you’re at greater risk of suffering an adverse skin reaction. So its crucial that you choose the safest and most specific laser to your skin type.
At Skin Perfection we are using one of the most popular lasers from the Medical Aesthetic Industry which is the Cynosure Elite. This specific laser combines two optimal wavelengths in one system. The 755nm –Alexandrite laser for patients with lighter skin. And the 1064nm –Nd Yag laser for patients with darker skin tones..
As well as choosing the right laser, you want to be sure it’s operated by a trained professional only.
And that they follow strict medical guidelines. Always enquire about treatment protocols and never go ahead with treatment without being tested first.
Many of my patients who come to me from another Clinic have encountered serious skin damage after being treated without a skin test to confirm their skin is suitable for the laser. If patch test is not required it should be a very big red flag and indicates protocols are not in place or not being followed.
To learn more about laser hair removal and which machine is the safest for you, why not book a free consultation with my Expert team, who will take care of you every step of the way.
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your hair removal journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no obligations consultation and skin test. Firstly, this gives you the opportunity to learn more about the process. How does laser hair removal work? Why is it effective? How many treatments you need? What’s the best laser for your skin type? How to prepare your skin for the treatment? And what to be aware of before undergoing laser hair removal. Finally to confirm suitability we’ll carry out a quick patch test.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at SP. Our highly trained and skilled aesthetic practitioners have many years of experience, so you can be confident you’re in the best hands. And, you can be sure, you’ll always have a stress-free relaxing experience.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.