Laser hair removal is the process of permanently terminating hair growth by applying amplified ultraviolet rays to hair follicles. Especially in recent years, there are many people who are curious about laser hair removal, which is widely practiced among both women and men. The most curious issues about laser hair removal are whether laser hair removal is harmful to health and whether the devices contain radiation.
Are we exposed to radiation during laser hair removal?
The principle of laser hair removal is to convert light energy into heat and destroy the hair follicles in such a way that no hair can form. Laser hair removal devices emit amplified ultraviolet light, not radiation. Each laser pulse on the skin is absorbed by the hair follicle and hair shaft. Laser lights cannot penetrate the mid-skin and cannot travel under the skin. In short, laser hair removal is not an application where you can be exposed to radiation.
Does laser hair removal cause cancer?
Laser hair removal, which has been practiced all over the world for more than 20 years, has not been found to cause cancer. It can be said that laser hair removal, which does not emit radiation, does not cause cancer.
Does laser hair removal harm the body?
It is very important that laser hair removal is performed by specialists like all other medical applications. Laser epilation application, which is performed with the appropriate device for the person, taking into account variables such as hair structure, hair color and skin color of the person, does not cause any harm when performed by experts. However, as a result of incorrect applications, there are cases of burning and staining on the skin.
Does laser hair removal in the genital area damage the ovaries?
Laser lights do not spread in the body like X-rays. They target the hair follicles only in the application area and do not penetrate the middle skin. One of the biggest mistakes known among the public is the belief that “laser hair removal in the genital area causes infertility”. This belief is completely wrong. Because, as we mentioned before, laser lights are not capable of penetrating the internal organs. Since laser lights do not penetrate under the skin, they do not cause infertility. The uterus and ovaries are not damaged by laser hair removal.
The only known harm of the laser procedure applied to the genital area is that it causes irritation, burning and staining as in other areas if it is not performed by experts and with the right device.