There are people that should not have laser hair removal for specific reasons. These reasons are called contraindications, which mean, that it is inadvisable to have the treatment or procedure. The treatment could be dangerous or cause permanent side effects. Other contraindications require special treatment or medication before laser hair removal can be started
Women that are suggestive should not have laser hair removal. Although there is no significant information regarding laser usage and pregnancy, multitudinous physicians and health care providers recommend avoiding laser treatments because of the unknown effects on the on the unborn child.
Anyone that has herpes simplex virus I or II should tell the doctor that is performing the laser hair removal before treatments have begun. It is necessary to take a prescription antiviral medication for several days both before and after the treatment. If the hair removal is in the area of previous outbreaks, it is imaginable that the heat from the laser will engender a flare-up. An appointment should also be rescheduled if there is any cut, broken, drowsy or inflamed skin in the area that is to be treated. Rescheduling is also necessary
of the herpes virus. If a herpes outbreak is active, either on the face or genital area, it is determining to reschedule the laser hair removal treatment if an infection is present within the body.
Anyone that has the condition of albinism, which is the absence of any color pigment in the hair or skin, should not have laser hair removal. Laser light is drawn to indistinct pigmentation so it will not work on anyone with this condition. The same holds factual for people with very light blonde, russet, grey, or white hair.
People that are sunburned or retain recently tanned should postpone their treatment until their skin has returned to its normal color which could take several weeks. It is important that skin is its natural color when laser hair removal takes place.
Individual oral and topical medications can produce photosensitivity or photoallergic reactions if used before laser hair removal treatments take place. Accutane should be discontinued six months before treatment begins. Tetracycline and Retin A should be discontinued six weeks before the laser hair removal process.
Anyone that suffers from certain medical conditions, such as lupus, diabetes, or epilepsy, should not have laser hair removal. Any nervous disorders which are present, need to be evaluated before laser treatment begins. If hirsutism is present, the cause should be diagnosed and treated before any laser treatment is started.
If there is a history of keloid scarring, it is important to know that there is a higher danger of scarring from the treatments.
The importance of knowing the contraindications of laser hair removal can protect you from a dangerous experience.