Can laser hair removal affect moles? | Skin Perfection

Can laser hair removal affect moles?

Are you worried about your laser treatment affecting your moles? Have you been holding back from treatment for the fear what will happen if you laser over them? How can laser hair removal affect your moles? Your question is valid. And one that you should feel comfortable about before starting laser hair removal. Especially if the area is covered in moles, whether they are larger or smaller. At Skin Perfection, London’s leading Aesthetic Skin and Laser Clinic your moles would be covered with white pencil to avoid going over them with the laser.

Can laser hair removal affect moles? And what happens if you laser over the moles?

Yes, laser hair removal can affect your moles. Moles contain pigmented cells, which are always higher in pigment than the surrounding skin. When you laser over the skin, the laser is absorbed by the pigment. Naturally if you would laser directly over the mole, the pigment would absorb the laser, which would then disrupt the cluster of pigment and may even cause it to lift off. The area around your mole would potentially be itchy, scab and cause discomfort for at least 10-14 days.

Can you still do laser hair removal on an area where you have moles?

Yes, you can. Your practitioner should take extra care, to assess the skin for any visible moles and cover these with white pencil. This way you can avoid the laser light to be attracted the cluster while laser the surrounding skin. 

How to remove hair from a mole?

If you suffer from hair growth that is growing from a mole, at Skin Perfection London, we recommend you to trim or cut the hair as close to the skin as possible. It’s important to remember your moles may change over time in size, colour and shape, which could indicate they are turning cancerous. In order for you to be able to observe these changes, best practice is to leave the moles alone and do not laser over them.

To learn more about laser hair removal and how it would be beneficial 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.

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