Laser Hair Removal Side Effects - Cause Acne, Pimple

The pores in your skin contain oil producing glands called sebaceous glands that release oil called sebum. This production of sebum is normal for the development of your skin. Acne occurs when your pores become 'clogged' with sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria that is normally present on your skin.

One of the side effects of the laser hair reduction treatment is sudden flaring up of acne and pimple, particularly if the patient is predisposed to acne problems. It is minor and do not present any serious health risks for patients, but patients should consider these possible side effects nonetheless. In fact, the hair plays in protecting our skin from bacteria as it keeps sebaceous glands clear of buildup and clogging. After the hair fall out, bacteria may begin to show up around areas of the body previously protected by the hair. Patients may experience acne in places they have never experienced it before such as the back, genital regions or under the arms. However, it is certainly not long-lasting.

Laser Hair Reduction Risks - Cause Acne, Pimple

Hair removal by laser is designed to killing hair follicles through heat. Any method that delivers heat especially deep and penetrating will improve acne. However, the risk outweighs the benefit. The lasers that are used for hair reduction, acne or acne scarring are all different wavelengths and generally would not be interchangeable for these different conditions. The best hair reduction lasers mostly incorporate one of 3 wavelengths 755nm, 810nm, or 1064nm, and does not work with acne or acne scarring.

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