Laser hair removal is one of the commonly used treatments for removing unwanted hair. However, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions that surround this treatment. While some have a hint of truth, others are just speculative ideas from people who do not really understand the treatment. Let’s look at some of the top laser hair removal myths.
1. Laser Hair Removal is Invasive
This myth would have been valid a decade ago when the concept of laser hair removal was not refined and was highly unpredictable. However, with the modern technology, laser hair removal is no more uncomfortable than laser waxing. In fact, many clients describe the whole process as only mildly uncomfortable.
2. There’s a High Risk of Burns and Side Effects
Beauty comes at a price, and like any other beauty procedure, the laser has minor side effects. However, the risk of scarring or burning in laser treatment is extremely small and is usually a function of many variables including experience, skills, knowledge, training, the type of laser system used, the pigmentation of your skin and your particular ability to heal. To avoid any side effects, it’s always recommended that you visit a certified professional who uses certified laser hair removal systems.
3. It Takes One Sitting to Get the Desired Results
A common assumption is to believe that laser hair removal is a miracle treatment whereby a single session is enough to see the desired results. For effective and conclusive results, a series of treatment sessions is required.
4. Laser Hair Removal Causes Hair to Grow Denser and More Frequently
Laser hair removal targets the hair follicles in the skin and does not result in dense regrowth of hair. In fact, this treatment results in a 10-25% reduction in hair growth per every session, and this is evident in the visible reduction of hair density, growth rate and thickness of hair at successive sessions.
5. The Treatment is Not Worth the Expense
On a superficial comparison, the laser treatment is more expensive than waxing per session. However, in the long-run, this is a cost-efficient option given that it offers a real solution.