The treatment of laser hair removal has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. It seems that everybody wants to have it done these days. And that’s no surprise. Who wants to spend a lifetime of plucking their own, unwanted body hair? It’s cumbersome, it takes a lot of time and it hurts plenty.

The laser hair removal treatment can help you get rid of your unwanted body hair permanently. Depending on how dense and thick the hair that you want to be removed is, you will either need single or multiple sessions. It also depends on which body part you want to have treated.

I wanted to get rid of somebody hair myself because I was tired of having to do it manually. I had three treatments and I am now free of body hair. Unfortunately, I developed some side effects after the treatment. It wasn’t anything serious. But still… I wanted to know what else I could’ve developed. So I did some research and found the following.

  1. Skin Blistering. Because the laser used in this treatment heats up the follicles that need to be removed, there is the risk of your skin developing an unwanted reaction to the heat. You can get blisters from this.
  2. Darkening Of The Skin. When your skin goes dark in and around the area that has been treated by the laser, then this means your skin is producing too much pigment. This side effect is usually temporary and goes away after a week or so.
  3. Hypo Pigmentation. This is the exact opposite of producing too much pigment. One side effect of laser hair removal is that your skin might react by stopping pigment production completely. Your skin then turns light. Luckily, this is usually only temporary.
  4. Wounds And Scars. If the laser device is wielded in an incorrect manner, it can cause you and your skin serious harm. When the skin is wounded, it’s going to hurt a lot. If the wounds also become infected, the risk of them leaving lots of scar tissue after healing is pretty big.

This list of laser hair removal side effects is by no means complete, but I think it clearly illustrates the sort of stuff you might expect if you’re out of luck. You can minimize the chances of developing any of these side effects, however, by preparing for the surgery and taking good care of the treated area after the procedure!