Between the days spent at the beach and nights lounging on the patio, summer offers the perfect time to stay outdoors and bask in the beautiful weather. Since this season provides ample opportunity for showing off your favorite shorts and cocktail dresses, women generally spend a great deal of time shaving, hoping that their days will not be ruined by those small, prickly hairs that won't seem to go away.
A Brooklyn woman who underwent laser hair removal with a non-physician told The New York Times that she experienced burning pain during her third laser hair removal session. Red stripes appeared along the back of her legs, turning brown over the next few months. The operator error was to schedule her treatments four weeks apart instead of the recommended 10 to 12 weeks for legs.
Lasers can erase brown spots, fade lines and wrinkles, smooth rough skin, remove unwanted hair and remove a tattoo. But it's complicated. One machine does not treat all problems, some treatments hurt more than others and some treatments leave you red for a few hours; others, for a few weeks. Joan Kron, writing for Allure explains how lasers can benefit you.