Skin conditions that prevent you having laser
There are some skin conditions that prevent you from having laser hair removal. When undergoing a course of treatment it is vital that the skin in the treatment area be healthy. During laser treatment heat and light from the laser enters the skin in pulses. If the skin is healthy the skin will tolerate this well. However if the skin is compromised in any way this may cause an adverse reaction. At the start of your course laser intensities are kept at a low-medium level. As the hair reduces after each session it is important to increase the intensity of the heat. This is needed to disable hair follicles. If you start a course of treatment and develop any of these issues you will have to pause your treatments.
The following skin conditions prevent you having laser. Laser is best avoided until such a time as the skin heals and returns to normal. If laser is performed it may make these conditions worse or cause damage to the skin. In some instances laser may be possible if the skin in the treatment area is unaffected by these conditions. For example, if your face is prone to pigmentation and you wanted to have laser on your underarm and have no issues here you can have laser. Each person will have their own individual set of circumstances so will need to be assessed. Laser hair removal needs to be performed with caution in order to keep your skin safe. We would always advise contacting your clinic if you happen to develop any of these conditions during a course of treatment. This way your treatment plan can be adjusted accordingly.