Laser Hair Removal Myths
If you’re tired of waxing, shaving or plucking, you might be considering visiting a laser hair removal specialist. Laser hair removal is a great way to minimise razor bumps, eliminate stubble and achieve a soft, smooth complexion. But is this beauty technique really as good as it’s made out to be? Of course! Here are six laser hair removal myths busted.
Myth One – It Takes a Long Time to See Results
This is not true. But it’s a good idea to book a laser hair removal package and attend all appointments at the recommended times. As laser is only effective on hairs in the active growth phase (Anagen Phase), you’ll need around six to nine treatments, spaced around three to six weeks apart, for all hair follicles to be treated at the right time. Some people will also require top-up treatments, but hair regrowth should be considerably less over time.
Myth Two – It’s Very Painful
If you have a low pain threshold – don’t panic. Laser hair removal is relatively pain-free. You’ll feel some warmth and a sensation similar to having an elastic band snapped against your skin with each laser blast, but modern cooling technology has made the procedure as comfortable as possible. If you can handle waxing, plucking or epilation, you can definitely handle laser hair removal.
Myth Three – It’s Only for Women
What sort of nonsense is this? Laser hair removal is suitable for anyone who wants a softer, smoother complexion and works just as well on men as it does on women. So, guys, if you want to show off your pecs or sport a more defined beard line without regular shaving, permanent laser hair removal is ideal.
Myth Four – You Don’t Have to Shave Before Laser
All patients are asked to shave their hair before treatment. If hair is left on the surface of the skin, then the light energy will not reach the root of the follicle, and the treatment will be ineffective. Many salons will shave your skin for you if you forget or have a few stray hairs that you’ve missed, so don’t worry.
Myth Five – You Can Wax Before Laser
Some people think you can wax before laser hair removal. You can’t! The laser needs to identify the melanin of each hair follicle. Therefore, if you pull hairs from the root, it’ll have nothing to target. Do not wax or pluck hairs for at least four weeks prior to laser treatment. Shaving is fine as there will still be pigment underneath the skin.
Myth Six – Laser Is Expensive
Laser hair removal is a financial commitment, but it’s not overly pricey. You can buy packages that lower the costs and make the treatment more affordable. What’s more, think about all the money you’ll save on waxing, threading and razors. You’ll be amazed at how the cost of hair removal products and treatments mounts up. So, you might as well invest in a longer-lasting treatment.
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