Dispelling Four Laser Hair Removal Myths

Laser Hair Removal

If there’s a treatment that’s been considered a game-changer, it’s definitely Laser Hair Removal. Its durability allows you to be hair-free for a long time, and it’s so easy that you can get it done during your lunch break, and then go back to work afterwards. However, like all cosmetic procedures in the market today, there are some misconceptions and myths attached. Here are four we want to dismiss:
Myth: Laser Hair Removal Gives Permanent Results
While laser hair removal’s results can be very long-lasting, they are not permanent. The laser light that targets the hair actually destroys them at the base. Hair MIGHT no longer grow in the treated areas, but hair follicles can appear in the future. Most professional hair removal procedures like waxing and sugaring can have results up to 4 weeks, while laser hair removal results can last up to over a year and beyond.
Myth: One Session Is Enough
Actually, to obtain the best results, a number of sessions need to be scheduled and spread over three months or so. This is to completely eradicate and the hair follicles and prolong the results. Many people opt to getting subsequent treatments after new hair follicles occur. To make the results last, supplemental sessions WILL be required.
Myth: Laser Hair Removal Is Expensive
For a procedure that is proven to have fantastic and long-lasting results, laser hair removal is actually not so expensive. Results can last to OVER 5 YEARS. How much money would be spent during that time buying hair removal products? It all adds up in the end. Not to mention taking time out of your day to remove unwanted hair.
Myth: Laser Hair Removal Damages Your Skin
The most common side effects after getting laser hair removal is some redness and mild inflammation of your skin. These however are temporary and should not persist. This procedure only affects the hair follicles and leaves your skin intact. Laser hair removal does not cause nay scarring or any wounding of the skin. Your dermatologist will give you instructions for aftercare.