What to expect

  • Laser Hair Removal/Bleaching may involve risks or complications or injuries from both known and unknown causes. There may be other treatment options such as waxing, plucking, bleaching or electrolysis.
  • A follow-up visit might be recommended by your doctor. 
  • Possible risks and complications associated with LHR or HB procedure include:
  1. Temporary reddening, burning, swelling, bruising or discoloration of the skin over the treated area
  2. Blistering, scarring, activation of cold sores, infection or permanent discoloration, which may occur in rare cases. 
  3. Folliculitis, which is an infection of the hair follicle, which may take several days to resolve. 
  4. Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) or hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin), which is rare but may take several months to fully resolve. 
  5. Crusting or blistering of the area exposed to the laser, which is rare and which may take several days to heal.
  6. Some re-growth of hair may occur after treatment sessions are complete
  7. After treatment, there can be redness and swelling of each hair follicle in the treated area, which may last up to 2 hours, or longer.

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • A cooling method may apply after treatment to ensure your comfort.
  • Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation (darker pigmentation).
  • Use a sunblock (SPF 30+ or higher) at all times throughout treatment. Don’t forget to reapply it every two hours.
  • Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin. Do not use any other hair removal treatment products or similar treatments (waxing, electrolysis or tweezing).
  • 5-14 days after the treatment, shedding of the treated hair may occur and this appears as new hair growth. You can clean them with a cloth.
  • After underarms are treated, you may wish to use a powder instead of a deodorant for 24 hours after the treatment to reduce skin irritation.