Is Laser Hair Removal Safe? | Naperville Experts

It’s a very popular treatment but a lot of people still wonder: is laser hair removal safe? At SMooth Solutions Medspa in Naperville and Oswego it’s important to us that our clients understand their aesthetic treatments.

Before we say anything else: laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to permanently reduce and remove your unwanted body hair. But it’s important to visit an expert provider to make sure you avoid any unwanted side effects.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by utilizing targeted light energy to destroy your hair follicles and prevent future hair growth. That’s why it’s important to only get laser hair removal from a trained and licensed laser professional.

In inexperienced hands, you might get burned, permanent changes in your skin color, or scars during your laser hair removal treatment. With trained professionals, these dangerous side effects are rare and easily avoided.

To further maintain safety, different lasers should be used for different skin tones. Our medspa uses the GentleMax Pro ® with dual-wavelength, state-of-the-art technology. We can use both 755nm and 1064nm wavelengths, allowing us to treat clients across the spectrum of skin tones.

Related: Understanding Laser Hair Removal For Darker Skin

Are there side effects to laser hair removal?

People with sensitive skin are more likely to experience the most common side effects, which are discomfort, swelling, and redness. These side effects are typically minor and last 1 to 3 days if they occur at all. 

Most patients report that laser hair removal doesn’t hurt. Following proper pre and post-care instructions, which your aesthetician will provide, can help minimize any possible discomfort from the treatment.

SMooth Solutions is your go-to medspa in Naperville!

We offer permanent laser hair removal at our Naperville and Oswego locations. Our aestheticians are ready and willing to answer all your questions about laser hair removal.

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