Is Laser Facial Hair Removal Safe for the Skin?

By: Our Team


With the advances in modern aesthetic medicine and technology, laser hair removal is safer than ever, helping individuals achieve smoother, silkier skin with minimal risks of side effects. Still, there are some important things to know about laser hair removal safety, including how to prepare for treatment and what to avoid after laser hair removal to reduce your risk of unwanted consequences while ensuring an optimal outcome. At Sisram Wellness Center, our Chicago, IL, med spa team is proud to offer advanced laser hair removal to help clients save valuable time, money, and effort on DIY hair removal methods and boost their confidence overall. Here, you’ll find helpful information on the safety of laser hair removal, including what to know about laser hair removal for the face specifically.

How does laser hair removal stop hair growth?

Laser hair removal is an advanced aesthetic treatment that works to dramatically reduce hair growth by damaging or destroying hair follicles. The treatment works by delivering laser energy to the skin, which penetrates the surface and targets the pigment in hair follicles, effectively impairing the follicle’s ability to produce new growth.

Does laser hair removal stop hair growth?

People considering laser hair removal should understand that the treatment is typically considered semi-permanent, as some new or continued growth may occur after treatment. Still, hair growth after laser hair removal is usually much lighter, finer, and slower growing than before treatment.

Can laser hair removal be used on the face?

Yes. In fact, one of the most common treatment areas for laser hair removal is the face. Both men and women often turn to laser hair removal to reduce or prevent unwanted hair growth on the cheeks, chin, upper lip, beard area, sideburns, and neck.

Is laser hair removal on the face dangerous?

When it comes to any treatment involving the face, many people have questions or concerns about what side effects may be possible. Fortunately, laser hair removal — when performed by a qualified and experienced provider using advanced technology — is remarkably safe, even for the face. At Sisram Wellness Center, our certified providers will first conduct a thorough skin assessment to ensure you are an appropriate candidate for laser hair removal. If you are found to be eligible for laser hair removal, our team will carefully prepare your skin for treatment and provide eye protection to ensure maximum safety during your laser facial hair removal treatment. In addition, the laser will be calibrated accordingly to deliver a precise level of energy that effectively treats the hair follicle without damaging the skin.

What are the side effects of laser hair removal on the face?

Generally speaking, laser hair removal has minimal side effects, though some mild and temporary symptoms can be expected in the few hours or days following treatment, including:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Irritation
  • Increased sensitivity to sunlight

Many people describe the feeling after laser hair removal as comparable to a mild sunburn. Again, however, these symptoms — when they do occur — are typically minor and resolve on their own. Oftentimes, a cold compress, along with a cooling or soothing topical agent, can help to calm the skin after laser hair removal.

Following a complete round of treatment, clients can achieve a significant reduction in hair growth that leaves their skin looking and feeling smoother, clearer, and silkier for years.

Stop embarrassing facial hair growth with laser hair removal in Chicago, IL

Whether you are embarrassed by facial hair or simply want to reduce the time and money spent on shaving, waxing, and other hair removal methods, you may be a candidate for laser hair removal. For more information about laser hair removal at our luxury med spa in Chicago, IL, call Sisram Wellness Center to schedule your private consultation today.

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