The laser hair removal may be a good option for you, if you are tired of using traditional hair removal method. The existing traditional hair removal technique including tweezing, shaving, electrolysis, tweezing, threading creams, sugaring or waxing may seem to you less attractive or useless at all.
In that Buzzard situation, you can choose the laser hair removal to remove the unwanted hair from your face, hands, and legs. It can be the best option for you to be hairless. You'll surely feel better comfort by using it. Even it will help you to shave your entire body, and you will get a hairless body.
But as it is a treatment based on various chemical products, so a question may arise in your mind that is there any side effects of it?
May it cause fatal diseases like skin diseases or even skin cancer?
It is not unnatural to be doubtful about a laser treatment like laser hair removal. So first of all, you should know that what component does it consist and whether there is any chance to be the victim of cancer by using it.
In this article, I have given my best effort to scrutinize about what elements are used in a laser hair removal and are they can be responsible for skin cancer.
Elements of Laser Hair Removal
To identify whether a laser hair removal causes any skin diseases like skin cancer; we have to identify which types of laser products it consists. The laser hair removal contains the following mentioned laser products:
"I heard that you can get cancer from the radiation involved in undergoing laser hair removal. Is this true or just a myth?"
All of these lasers products produce mainly non-ionizing radiation. These Non-ionizing radiations are mutagenic. They have a different pathway other than the ionizing radiations. The ionizing radiations cause skin cancer. But various types of skin cancer also have been observed by non-ionizing radiation having high levels of exposure of It.
As I can mention a prevalent source of non-ionizing radiation and it is none other than the sunlight. This natural resource has been evident of causing skin cancer by producing non-ionizing radiation.The laser of hair removal can cause a side effect by bringing a skin disease named hypopigmentation. It causes some white spot in lightened skin area.
What Causes Skin Cancer?
All of we know that some rays like X-ray and gamma rays are responsible for cancer especially skin cancer. These two rays are ionizing radiation having high-frequency. They both come from modern man-made technologies as well as the natural resource.
As an example of a natural resource, we can say the name of radon gas which produces such radiation. On the other hand, nuclear power plants and some medical imaging tests (e.g. CT scans) also produces this radiation as a side product.When these types of ionizing radiation passing through our body, It may damage body's cell's DNA which may, later on, turn into cancer!
Is There Any Harmful Radiation in Laser Hair Removal?
But as a laser hair removal lover, which will undoubtedly make you happy is that according to the USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the laser energy which contains in laser hair removal treatment does not produce any ionizing radiation. Rather it produces only non-ionizing radiation.
The light energy which comes from this laser treatment remains superficially. And it also remains at the skin level all the times. So yet there is no possibility to be a victim of cancer by using laser hair removal as this laser does not cause any DNA damages as well as DNA mutations.
Is It Absolute?
But the thing which must be kept in mind is that there no deep study or research has been done yet regarding this issue. So there may have little bit risk of skin cancer for taking this laser treatment.
In that uncertainty, the experts in this field suggest that until a deep and detail research is done in this regard, the people who have the history of being the victim of skin cancer in their family or personal life should maintain full caution in taking this type of laser treatment.
So, at last, I can say that you can use this nice opportunity to be hairless. But don't forget to be cautious if there is any history of skin cancer in your family, as there may be some risk of long term effects on cosmetic laser therapy.
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