We hear there have been many rumours going around about Laser Hair removal. Let us put the facts and myths about it in one place.Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way of achieving a permanent hair reduction.It is the most favoured hair removal method and according to the American Society of Physicians laser hair removal is ranked in the top 5 non-surgical treatments for its popularity.
Myth 1– Laser hair removal isn’t safe
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way of permanent hair reduction as it targets the melanin in the hair so the surrounding skin is unharmed. Laser hair removal has been approved by the FDA as a safe and effective treatment.
Myth 2– Laser Hair removal is painful
Everybody’s tolerance to laser is different.Removing the hair this way is not meant to be painful however you may feel a slight warmth or pinch sensation which is due to the laser targeting the hairs deep in the follicle. Laser is not as painful as waxing and epilating.Once you undergo a few sessions the hair will become thinner making the treatments pain free.
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Fact 1 – Laser doesn’t work on grey hair
This is true as the laser machine works on the principle of the melanin pigment within the hair shaft. Grey and white hairs lack the pigmentation so the laser beam is unable to penetrate these hairs.
Fact 2 – After laser hair removal ‘ I can’t pluck or wax’
This is true, laser hair removals requires the hair follicle to be within the skin for the laser to target the hair bulb.Waxing and plucking removes the hair root and therefore the laser beam has no target. Shaving is the best method to be used with laser hair removal.
Myth 3 – Laser is not suitable for all skin types
Laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types as long as the hair has a dark pigment. After completing a Fitzpatrick questionnaire your therapist will apply the appropriate settings for your type of skin allowing the laser machine to target the hair in the most efficient way.
Myth 4 – Laser Hair removal takes too long
Laser hair removal takes between 6 -12 treatments minimum to see maximum benefit. The treatment sessions vary on the area treated with laser as well as your sensitivity levels. After each laser session further hair reduction will be noticeable. Laser hair removal is a journey to becoming hair free.
No more rumours …. You can begin your laser hair removal journey today!