Laser Hair Removal Burns: Treatment Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis

A Overview For Laser Hair Removal Burns?

A large number of people undergo laser hair removal treatments every year in the UK with many suffering minor or more severe laser burns which are not only painful but they can leave permanent scars too. If you suffered laser hair removal burns and would like to know more about free treatment and care, please read on.

One of the main causes of laser hair removal burns can be put down to inexperience on the part of a beautician or operator, bearing in mind that some salons use machines that might not be maintained correctly or even approved. If you sustained a minor or more severe laser burn during a treatment, you may be entitled to free private laser burn treatment which could help reduce any scarring.

To find out more about laser hair removal burns, the symptoms associated with this type of burn and the most common treatments, please click on the Select a Section below.

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What are Laser Burns From Hair Removal Treatments

With more men and women undergoing laser hair removal treatments than ever before, the number of laser burn injuries has risen over recent years. The reason being that more salons and other beauty establishments now offer this service and all too often the job is carried out by inexperienced staff. Rarely would you suffer a laser burn if you choose to have your treatment carried out by a true, correctly trained and experienced professional.

Laser hair removal burn

Laser hair removal burn

In short, it is best to avoid beauty salons that offer a laser hair removal procedure at a cheaper rate because you are putting yourself at risk of sustaining a laser burn during your treatment. Carrying out “home laser hair removal treatments” also puts you more at risk of suffering a burn whether minor or more severe.

Because laser hair removal is so popular not only because a well carried out treatment provides you with smooth skin but it also prevents hair regrowth. The procedure, however, is not without risks more especially when carried out by unqualified or inexperienced beauty technicians. The results of a badly carried out procedure could leave you with minor or severe laser burns. There are side-effects associated with laser hair removal which includes skin irritation, skin discolouration and rashes.

The biggest health concern, however, is when you suffer a laser burn because necessary precautions are not set in place during your treatment. If you sustained a laser burn whether minor or more severe, you could qualify for free laser burn treatment in your area. To find out if this is so, please contact us today.

What are the Most Common Causes of Burns in Laser Hair Removal Treatments?

The most common causes of laser burn injuries occurring during a procedure are detailed below:

  • Improper and poorly carried out procedures
  • Unqualified and inexperienced technicians
  • An incorrect choice of laser device
  • After care skin treatment is incorrect
  • Incorrect heat used during a laser hair removal procedure

You could sustain a laser burn during a hair removal procedure because the technician fails to regulate the device to the correct heat level. The result is that your skin absorbs more heat than it should and this means you suffer a laser burn. Call us today to find out if you would be entitled to receive free private laser burn care in your area which could help speed up your recovery.

What are First Degree Laser Burns?

You could suffer a first degree hair removal laser burn during a procedure that is carried out by an inexperienced technician. This type of burn is mild with the symptoms being easy to recognise which includes a redness and swelling developing in addition to a slight pain at the site of the burn. You may find that your skin peels away at the site of the burn several hours or a day later.

A first degree hair removal laser burn is referred to as a “superficial” burn that typically negatively impacts the top layer of your skin following a hair removal procedure. However, if the burn covers a large area of your body and you would experience a lot of pain, you should still seek medical attention sooner rather than later so you are made more comfortable.

Call today to find out if you qualify for free private medical hair removal laser burn treatment in your area.

What are the Symptoms of Laser Burns Sustained From a Hair Removal Treatment?

There are specific signs and symptoms associated with laser hair removal burns which are detailed below:

  • Severe swelling at the site of the laser burn
  • Your skin turn red at the site of the burn
  • You could experience some skin discolouration
  • Your skin feels hot during the procedure and does not cool down

As previously mentioned, although laser hair removal procedure when well carried out by experienced beauticians, you may still experience some side effects which includes the following:

  • Mild skin burns that subside after a few hours
  • Skin irritation
  • Skin discolouration
  • Skin rashes

It is worth noting that you should know straight away if you have sustained a laser burn although any discomfort might not occur until you get home. With this said, you should contact the beauty salon straight away if you suspect you have suffered a laser hair removal burn and you should ask to speak to the technician who carried out your procedure. Following this you should seek medical attention for your laser burn and to get a medical report of your injuries.

Many people who suffer laser hair removal burns do not realise they could be entitled to free private treatment which could help speed up recovery. To find out if you qualify for free treatment in your area, please call us today and one of our experts will tell you in minutes the sort of laser burn treatment you may be entitled to receive at a private medical facility free of charge.

What Should I Do if I Suffer a Laser Burn?

If you suffer a laser hair removal burn during a procedure, you should make sure the salon is made aware of your injuries. If the laser burn is severe, you should go to your local Accident and Emergency to be diagnosed and treated without too much delay. With this said, the technician who carried out your laser hair removal procedure should request that you return to the salon so they can advise you about any post-treatment instructions.

If you would like to know if you qualify for free private laser burn treatment in your area, please contact one of our experts today, it just takes a few minutes to find out what sort of treatment you may be entitled to receive.

Can Burns From Laser Hair Removal Treatments be Avoided?

One of the only ways to reduce the risk of suffering from laser hair removal burns is to ensure you go to a reputable beauty salon that offers the procedure and to make sure the technician has enough experience to use a laser device. Other ways to avoid suffering laser burns are as follows:

  • Make sure the laser device is approved and well maintained
  • Make sure the laser device used suits your skin type and colouring, bearing in mind that some devices are designed to work on all skin types and colour
  • It is best to have the procedure carried out by a licensed technician to avoid suffering a laser hair removal burn

If you suffered a mild or severe hair removal laser burn and would like to know if you qualify for free private medical treatment in your area, please get in touch today.

How Can I Get Rid of Laser Burns?

Getting rid of laser burns can prove challenging. If you have been injured during a laser hair removal procedure you should seek medical attention as soon as possible and to follow the care advice offered by a doctor or the laser technician who carried out the procedure. Some laser hair removal burns are severe and could leave nasty scars if not treated and cared for correctly. As such, getting rid of any burns depends on the severity of the injury and whether you suffered a first degree or more serious laser burn.

Slight or severe laser hair removal burns can be painful and more serious burns could leave you scarred. It is important to seek medical advice if you suspect you sustained a laser burn during a hair removal procedure so you are treated as soon as possible.

Call us today to find out how you could be entitled to free private medical treatment for a hair removal laser burn. It takes a couple of minutes to find out what sort of treatment you may qualify for.

What is the Best Treatment for a Laser Burn Sustained From a Hair Removal Procedure?

Laser hair removal treatment

Laser hair removal treatment

A first degree laser hair removal burn can take anything from 3 – 20 days to heal, but this depends on the area of skin that’s been affected. If you notice any signs of infection or swelling, you should make an appointment with your doctor and have your injury examined as soon as possible, bearing in mind that certain areas of your body might need to be examined by a doctor straight away and this includes the groin area, your face, feet and hands.

Treatment for laser burns depend on the severity of the burn and the amount of skin that has been affected. A doctor would recommend the best treatment for the symptoms you are experiencing with the end goal being to cool the area of skin that has been affected as soon as possible.

Can I Treat a Burn From a Laser Hair Removal Treatment at Home?

If you sustain laser hair removal burns during a procedure, depending on the severity of the burn, you can apply first-aid to your injury yourself but only if the laser burn is slight. You can do the following to ease the pain and discomfort you are experiencing:

  • It is vitally important to “cool” the affected area of your skin as soon as possible
  • Once home place a clean towel in ice water before wringing it out and applying the clothe to the injured area, swapping newly wetted towels every few minutes – as soon the towel starts to feel warm, it is time to put a freshly wetted cloth on the burn
  • You should never apply any ice directly on to your skin and you should not leave “cold packs” on a laser burn for any length of time either. Ten minutes is typically the maximum amount of time you should leave a cold pack on a laser burn. You should then leave the ice pack off for 10 minutes before applying the pack to your burn again
  • You should not use any greasy or occlusive ointments on your laser burn unless a doctor or technician recommends you do so because the ointment traps in heat
  • Once your skin begins to heal, a doctor may recommend you use an ointment to protect the injured area
  • You must not “pop” any blisters that form following a laser burn because it could make the injury vulnerable to infection which could then end up leaving scars
  • A technician or doctor may recommend that you wrap your laser burn in gauze, but you should not wrap any bandages too tightly
  • A doctor or technician may recommend that you apply hydrocortisone or an antibiotic cream on your burn
  • You should also keep a close eye on a laser burn just in case an infection is brewing

If you suffered a laser hair removal burn injury that could leave you scarred, please get in touch today and we can let you know in minutes whether you qualify for free private laser burn treatment in your area.

Are There Any Side Effects to Laser Burns?

As previously mentioned, although laser hair removal treatments are generally safe when the procedures are carried out by experienced technicians, there is always the risk of suffering some side-effects which includes the following:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Itchiness/irritation
  • A change in skin pigmentation or texture

These side-effects tend to be temporary and will typically disappear within a few hours or a couple of days following a laser hair removal procedure. If the symptoms persist, it is time to see a doctor who would examine the affected area of your skin to make sure you have not sustained a serious laser hair removal burn.

Get in touch today to find out whether you qualify for free private laser hair removal burn treatment in your area, it just takes a few minutes.

What is the Best After-care For a Laser Burn?

A laser hair removal burn can take a long time to heal, but once it has, the main goal is to prevent any scarring. As such, protecting an affected area from sun exposure is vitally important but it is important to use the right cream which a doctor would recommend.

It is also possible to reduce the risk or prevent and treat a condition known as hyper-pigmentation which is a discolouration of dark skin. A doctor would recommend using a topical cream high in Vitamin C and other elements that promote collagen production. For any older scarring you may have suffered following a laser hair removal procedure you underwent in the past, you may need to undergo some kind of chemical peel.

If you suffered a laser hair removal burn during a beauty treatment and would like to know if you qualify for free private treatment in your area, please contact us today and we can let you know in minutes what you would be entitled to.

Call Us to Find Out if You Qualify for Free Laser Burn Treatment in Your Area

If you suffered a laser hair removal burn during a treatment and would like to know more about free private treatment in your area, please get in touch with us today. We can let you know in minutes whether you qualify and would offer free advice on how to go about claiming free treatment for a laser burn at a private medical facility in your area.

You can call us directly on 020 3870 4868 and we would let you know straight away if you qualify for free private laser burn treatment in your area. Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9 am to 11 pm.

Helpful Links

If you suffered scarring as a result of laser hair removal treatment that went wrong and would like to know more on how to remove scars, the link below provides essential reading on the subject:

Removing and disguising laser burn scars safely

To find out more about cosmetic procedures, the following link provides useful information on laser hair removal procedures:

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