What Are the Drawbacks with Laser Hair Removal in Beard Shaping?

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Beard shaping risks

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There is no guarantee that it will work nor be permanent. There can be hyperpigmentation and depending on your skin color there is a rare chance of paradoxic increase hair growth.

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A sting perhaps

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Laser hair removal can be uncomfortable to some. The dermatologist should assess the patient first to see whether they would benefit from it. This of course is based on the hair type, location and skin color of the patient. The choice of the laser will then be made and the laser, itself, can then be used.

There are no major drawbacks when the laser is done in the beard area. Some people might require multiple treatments. If the laser fluence or energy was jacked up to high then burns can occur in the area. Proper after-care should be provided and discussed with the patient.

Hassan Galadari, MD
Dubai Dermatologist

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