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What does a laser hair removal burn look like?

  
  
  
  

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This is a subject that no laser hair removal office wants to have to see happen to their customers...but it is always a possibility that it can happen to anyone.

         LASER HAIR REMOVAL BURNS

ALL OF THE PICTURES BELOW HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM POSTINGS FROM THE INTERNET &  ARE NOT FROM OUR LOCATION

There are quite a few machines available to be used for laser hair removal,and each variety of machine will have its own distinctive tell tale mark from a burn.  Add that to the addition of thousands of certified technicians performing these treatments every single day, so the chance of a person to get a burn from laser treatments is very possible, even though every precaution is taken.  Here are a few examples of what a laser burn may look like based upon the machines being used.

A burn from a diode (800-810 wavelenght (various manufacturers make this type of machine and the usual mark is like this:  (for the record-this person was way to dark in skin tone to be treated with a diode) (notice the box like burns) this is the size of the average Diode Machines hand paddle.burn from a diode

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

This picture below is what a burn from an IPL machine (an IPL is not a real laser & although some discount centers sell the hair removal treatments and use an IPL---you will NOT GET decent results with this type of machine) Before you spend any of your money on a treatment...make sure they are not using an IPL....go for real laser if you want great results.  Notice the elongated strip style burn. IPL BURN TO LEG This is  a classic type pf IPL burn.  Although these pictures were listed on the internet as laser burns, my experience would say that the IPL was used for Photo Facial corrections (AND NOT FOR HAIR REMOVAL)

 face Laser Hair Removal Burns 300x225

 

 

 

 

 

 

The round  (either fully round or more likely crescent shaped burns) are generally from either a machine called the Candela or Cynosure.  Both of these machines will make circular style marks,  and is caused by the hand piece using a round laser light.  Multiple styles of lasers...such as yag or alexandrite may be used.semi circular burnscircular burns

 

 

 

 

 

THIS PICTURE BELOW IS NOT A LASER BURN....IT IS ACTUALLY CALLED "GPFE" AND THE REDNESS WILL SUBSIDE IN ABOUT AN HOUR.  THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK LIKE WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT.  GPFE= GOOD PERIFOLLICULAR ERYTHEMA EDEMA....THIS IS A GREAT REACTION

gpfe ressults .this is not a burn

About Florida Skin Institute:


Florida Skin Institute is the leading laser hair removal treatment center in the Broward County region.  We offer the latest and best in hair removal laser treatment.  We only use FDA approved equipment and our experienced staff is highly trained and qualified to make you feel comfortable.  Led by our Senior Laser Hair Removal Specialist - Valeryia Bondar CME, CCE our team has over 10,000 hours of continuous experience working at both of our locations in Fort Lauderdale and Weston.


Florida Skin Institute offers a complete list of laser hair removal services including: Brazilian BikiniIngrown HairsBikini LineEyebrowsUnderarm and much more.  

Comments

IPL face burn
Posted @ Thursday, May 03, 2012 3:47 AM by Randie Lynn
Does the burns from the laser hair removal subside and eventually go away or do they take a surgery to remove the scarring.? i still have marks after 2 months. i recieved the hair removal for over 2.5 years and never got marks like this. what do i do now?
Posted @ Thursday, September 06, 2012 1:41 AM by danyelle
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