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What are the most common myths about laser hair removal?

Are you getting tired of shaving, waxing or epilating? Whilst lockdown was full of many challenges, it did also give many of us a little break from the monotony of routine.

Whether that was school runs, commutes to work or even something as simple as relaxing your hair removal routine – We all stopped doing certain things during lockdown.

And it might not have been a choice! Salons and clinics were all closed, so even if you wanted to go for a wax, you wouldn’t have been able to.

Many of us are getting back into our routines once again, including hair removal. If the monotony of shaving or waxing is starting to become a chore already, then why not give laser hair removal a try?

Maybe it’s been something you’ve been considering for a while, but don’t know too much about. So we thought we’d dispel some of the most common myths about laser hair removal to help set your mind at ease!

Common Myths About Laser Hair Removal

Myth: Laser hair removal increases the growth of ingrown hairs

Busted! It is not true that laser hair removal increases the occurrence of ingrown hairs. In fact, it’s the opposite! Ingrown hairs are most common after shaving and waxing. The hair follicles are targeted by the laser treatment so the hair is damaged by the heat from the root itself, reducing the chance of the hair growing back and therefore also reducing the likelihood of ingrown hairs.

Myth: Laser hair removal treatment increases new hair growth

Busted! Laser hair removal treatment does not encourage new hair growth. As we’ve explained above, laser hair removal treatment targets the hair follicle itself. It treats hairs that are in the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle, which helps to reduce the amount of hair growth and thus makes the areas of treated skin smoother and more hair free over time.

Myth: Laser hair removal completely removes all treated hair in just one session

Busted! Whilst laser hair removal treatment can effectively reduce the amount of hair after just one session, for the best, long term results, you will need a minimum of 6 sessions. Over this time, you will get closer to your goal of achieving smooth, hair-free skin.  

Myth: Laser hair removal treatment is not effective on darker skin

Busted! Laser hair removal works on all skin types, but is most effective when there is a larger distinction between the colour of the hair and skin tone. The laser light technology treatment is tailored to every individual, so can be effective on all skin and hair types.

Myth: Laser hair removal treatment is painful

Busted! Laser hair removal treatment is much less painful than waxing, epilating or plucking. Before the treatment starts, you will be given a cooling gel and numbing cream on the area being treated. This helps to reduce any discomfort you might feel whilst having the laser treatment. Many clients liken the sensation to a rubber band pinging on the skin, and find it much more bearable in comparison to other hair removal techniques.

Myth: Laser hair removal treatment can cause burning and scarring

Busted! In the wrong hands, laser equipment can of course be a risk. That’s why any laser hair removal treatment carried out here at Smooth Laser Clinic is undertaken by a trained professional with the expertise needed for safe, effective laser hair removal. There is a very small risk that the laser hair removal method could cause scarring, which is why it is imperative you always make sure you choose a specially trained clinician to carry out this treatment. It is also very important to follow all pre- and post-treatment recommendations to protect your skin, for example, not using creams before treatment, and staying out of the sun post-treatment.

Myth: Laser hair removal treatment exposes the skin to radiation

Busted! Laser hair removal equipment does not emit any sort of radiation, so is not harmful.

Myth: Laser hair removal is only for women

Busted! Check out our previous blog for all the hair removal treatments that are popular with our male customers. Both men and women can enjoy the benefits of laser hair removal! Men can have laser hair removal treatment on any part of their body – Including beard shaping!

Laser hair removal could change your life

Hopefully that’s busted some of the most common myths surrounding laser hair removal and helped to put your mind at ease. Of course, body hair is completely normal – We all have it! It’s a personal choice whether or not to remove it. Some are comfortable with keeping it and some are not. If body hair is something that’s holding you back, and you’re longing for smooth, supple skin with minimal effort then come and talk to us here at Smooth Laser Clinic in Horndean. Laser hair removal could change your life!



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