There are many myths surrounding laser hair removal. Some of these stem from confusion with other hair removal methods. Some are the result of people's bad experiences with underqualified practitioners. Still others are simply not true. Some of the most common myths about laser hair removal are:
Some believe that laser hair removal is an unsafe or risky treatment. However, this is simply not true.
It is extremely rare for problems to occur so long as the hair removal treatment is carried out by a qualified practitioner. It is also unlikely problems will occur as long as you follow the simple guidelines for the times just before and after treatment.
It is also widely believed that laser hair removal is a painful process. Once again, this is simply a myth. In fact, the process is less painful than either waxing or threading.
Laser hair removal uses heat from lasers to remove hairs. Although this can lead to a warm sensation on the skin, a powerful cooling effect prevents the heat from lasting long enough to cause burns. Some cosmetic clinics also combine the lasers with radio frequencies for more effective hair removal. These frequencies are entirely painless.
"It Takes a Long Time to Work"
Some believe that laser hair removal must be regularly used for a very long time in order to work. In fact, even one treatment can result in a noticeable reduction in the number of hairs. The length of a complete course varies for each person, but generally it will take 6-8 monthly treatments.
A similar myth states that the results from laser hair removal do not last very long. In fact, it is definitely a long-term solution for hair removal. Many people see the results last a lifetime, and any returning hair growth you do experience will be years down the line.
"It Doesn't Work on all Hairs"
Many people believe that there are some types of hair which are not suitable for laser treatment. The idea is that the process is not suitable for some colours of hair, skin types, or sensitive areas of the body.
Laser hair removal can in fact be used on any area of skin. The idea that some hair and skin colours aren't suitable has a grain of truth, but it only applies to some types of treatment. Usually, these are the most basic treatments used in low-end salons. Most laser hair removal methods will use multiple types of energy, which are capable of targeting all hair colours on any type of skin.
"It Causes Ingrown Hairs"
Some people are under the impression that laser hair removal causes ingrown hairs. This myth is very far from the truth. In fact, the process is a recommended treatment for ingrown hairs. It can also treat related issues such as razor bumps.
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