Risks of side effects vary with skin type, hair color, treatment plan and adherence to pre-treatment and post-treatment care. Risks of side effects vary with skin type, hair color, treatment plan and adherence to pre-treatment and post-treatment care. Along with hyperpigmentation, skin irritation in the form of bumps and itching is a common side effect. Laser hair removal doesn't have to be expensive and can be done at home. Redness: //