Types of Home Laser Hair Removal and the Possible Side effects

By Brown Ezilon.com Articles Published 05/1/2011 | Hair Removal

Nowadays you can find special types of laser hair removal equipment which is manufactured for personal home use. Although most of these equipments work well and have detailed user instructions you do need to take certain precautions when using them.

It is always best to leave hair removal treatments to professionals, be it dermatologists or technicians as hair removal is a delicate procedure. They have the know-how and the expertise to use hair removal equipment in order to produce the best possible results. Furthermore, they can perform the treatment minimizing risk and are also well-equipped for reducing pain.

New procedures and technological improvement have produced versatile hair removal equipment that can treat most hair removal problems. This equipment is user friendly and can be used in the comfort of your home. These home systems use an advanced "microdermabrasion" system that works with a natural diamond element. Timepeel is a good system for those suffering from large pores, fine wrinkles and chapped skin as well as helping to improve skin pigmentation.

Another good laser machine for home use is the Vector machine, which offers many advantages over other hair removal treatments such as electrolysis. During electrolysis, the patient has to hold a gel-covered rod. However, with the Vector machine an electrode patch is applied to any part of body before hair removal treatment.

Though home laser hair removal machines are improving every day and are more user-friendly and safe, you will need to be careful and even opt to have a professional remove your unwanted hair. The final choice is yours.

There are short term side effects due to laser hair removal, such as redness and swelling. These outbreaks will only last a few days after the treatment and are rare, but can occur if the treatment is not done properly. There are other dangers when the treatment is not performed properly including burning risks, for the skin, rather than the hair follicle, absorbs the energy and heat of the laser. Before you have unwanted hair removed it is important to decide whether this sort of treatment is suitable for you, to minimize any danger, and other possible side effects.

Another danger when performing laser hair removal is due to the cream used to numb the skin before the actual removal of hair. An overdose of such creams like Lidocaine can even be fatal as it may cause seizures leading to a cardiac arrest. This cream can also cause allergies and will have to be approved by your doctor.

The rapidly building trend of spas going high-tech, offering the latest laser treatments, and making claims that the procedure is 100% risk free with no side effects is also a big problem. The truth is far from the hype and many patients could develop second and third degree burns, experiencing severe pain.

Other intrinsic dangers of the treatment also include operator error and inexperience. Often technicians performing laser hair removal procedures may have only minimal training using the laser. There is a chance of receiving inadequate or improper treatment that may cause, in the worst case, permanent damage.