Safe Laser Hair Removal At Home
Now that it is possible to enjoy the benefits of laser hair removal at home without the need to visit a clinic, it is important that anyone who is considering the purchase of such a system be aware of the safety considerations. There are just a few simple guidelines to follow to prevent any major problems with the use of such devices. Always follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer and do not use the system on dark skins. It is important that regardless of what hair removal method you are using that common sense overrides the desire to achieve your hair removal needs.
There has not yet been a device that is developed for laser facial hair removal at home. This is because the skin of the face is more sensitive than most other parts of the body. It also contains the most delicate tissue, the eyes, which could become severely damaged if it were to be hit by an errant laser pulse. Clinics will force their patients to wear goggles during facial hair laser removal procedures for this very reason.
When purchasing a take home system, always look for an FDA approved device. This means that the product has been well tested by the government body and approved for the public use because it meets the consumer safety standards. Also, do not ignore manufacturer instructions. Do not use the machine on skin that is too dark for laser hair treatment. Brown, tanned, or black skin is too dark and will usually be burned by the laser. The hair must also be dark because the laser will have little effect on light or blond hair.
Use common sense throughout the treatment process. It is normal for the skin to be slightly irritated with any hair removal method. But if there is pain that usually means it is a good idea to stop using the device. Sometimes just giving the area a rest will be enough but if there are burns or rashes, medical attention will be required to avoid permanent scaring.