Is there any negative effects on your body when you get permanent hair removal done? In other words, is it necessary for your body to produce the hair that you are removing?
Hair Removal Risks?
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Not Unless You Plan to Be An Artic Explorer
We really do not need that hair anymore. Unless you decide to become a refrigerator repairman or an Artic explorer. I can see no real value to it. There may have been some adaptive benefit thousands of years ago, but I see none now.
I can think of two men with very hairy chests and backs in whom I picked up very early melanomas. They were both fortunate that they were being seen and treated for other skin cancers on a regular basis. I am just adding a possible non-cosmetic benefit to having this done.
Does the body need hair?
It is not physiologically necessary for your body to have the hair that is removed with laser hair removal, so removal from that stand point is safe.
Hairs can be removed safely
Hairs have some biological funtions which are not necessary or desirable nowadays. For example spreading of body odour under the arms or in the groins or temperature regulation on the body (front or back). Hairs in these areas can be removed safely.
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IPL Permanent Hair Removal is a safe procedure when performed by an experienced physician.
Patient satisfaction with IPL Permanent hair Removal is very high. You're a good candidate if you have light skin, and dark, thick fast-growing hair. Patients with darker skin types and thin, light hair are less likely to acheive a satisfactory result after 6 treatments.
The risks associated with IPL Permanent Hair removal include: skin burns, scarring, changes in skin pigmentation, or failure to achieve desired results. These risks are seen more frequently in patients with darker skin types. Patient selection is critical when considering IPL hair removal, so it's important to consult with an experienced physician.
I hope this is helpful for you.
Laser Hair Removal Risks
Fortunately, there are few if any severe risks to laser hair removal.
Burns are probably the most severe potential risk, but are highly unlikely with proper equipment in the hands of an experienced and qualified operator.
More practically, pigmentation could result from treatment, or the regrowth of some of the hair.
The body hair that is removed does not serve an important function.
Laser hair removal risks
The most common risks associated with laser hair removal are skin pigmentation issues which typically are temporary but can sometimes be permanent. There is no response by your body to produce additional or abnormal hair. Other risks include the possibility of scarring and remotely infection.
Hair is not essential to survival
You don't "need" the hair on your body, so removing it (or, more accurately, reducing it) has no negative effects. It's purely a cosmetic choice.
Laser hair removal
It is important to realize that laser hair removal results in permanent reduction in hair growth not a permanent hair loss. The biggest risks associated with hair removal are inexperienced operators of whatever hair removal technique is being used such that scarring, burns or irregular pigmentation occur. In general hair removal is safe.
Laser hair removal is a safe effective method
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