It is a fact that cases of laser hair removal burns and scarring have increased exponentially and these have spawned a new breed of personal injury attorneys. The reason for this is the laser equipment used is more often than not, Chinese made. Additionally the success of the procedure or not, is in the skill of the operator who most often is not a qualified dermatologist and who may not calibrate the laser correctly.
In fact you can advertise, and many salons do, "hair removal under the supervision of a doctor". This does not mean that the operator has any medical training. Also the doctor in charge could be a podiatrist or even a dentist and while they may be skilled doctors in their field, they may have no skill or experience in the field of dermatology or hair removal.
Even the vapors and smoke produced by laser hair removal or the at home IPL laser devices, when inhaled, are the subject of increasing health questions.
Whether male or female the safe, inexpensive answer to any body hair removal, is to DRY shave with an electric sensitive skin shaver.
THIS TYPE OF PERSONAL SHAVER & TRIMMER IS NOT THE SAME AS SHAVING WITH SAFETY RAZOR WHICH DAMAGES YOUR SKIN, CAUSING BUMPS & INGROWN HAIRS.
Purpose built body shavers are designed with a special foil to let the hair be cut without the blades touching and injuring the skin. No shaver rash, no red bumps, no need to buy lather, aftershave items, lotions potions & cremes. The blades last for about 12 months unlike the safety razor blades.
As laser procedures are expensive and damaging to the skin and do not deliver permanent hair removal, it seems to us to make sense to reconsider the electric personal shaver. They deliver a long lasting shave as close as a blade without all the bad side effect, and over time, at a far lower cost than even a razor blade.