Can laser hair removal cause cancer? | Skin Perfection

Can laser hair removal cause cancer?

Have you been holding back from laser hair removal because you are worried it can cause cancer? Are you new to the world of aesthetics and would like some reassurance before deciding about your treatment? Your questions are valid and you should only ever do laser hair removal if you feel 100% comfortable about it. This includes questions answered and a peace of mind knowing it won’t be harmful to your skin and overall health. Especially when it comes to cancer. 

What is laser hair removal? 

Laser hair removal is an effective and safe procedure during which you permanently reduce hair growth and remove unwanted facial and body hair. The laser is a beam of light concentrated in one direction and absorbed by the pigment in your hair. This pigment gets heated up and destroys your hair follicles.

Can laser hair removal cause cancer?

There is no evidence that would suggest that laser hair removal can cause cancer. Because laser uses light, you may be wondering whether it is able to cause skin cancer at all. Skin cancers are linked to exposures to certain types of UV lights. UV exposure comes from direct sunlight or from other artificial light sources such as sun beds. This is a high energy wavelength that can cause damage in the genetic material inside your cells. If the DNA gets damaged and changes structure the skin cells may become cancerous. 

Although laser hair removal uses light energy, it does not include any UV light. The wavelength used in lasers are less energetic, therefore it will not cause harm to the genetic material inside your cells. Meaning there is no increased risk of skin cancer from laser hair removal.

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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