MYTH #1: LASER HAIR REMOVAL IS PAINFUL.
Lasers give you a tingling sensation and sometimes you can feel discomfort but you can always adjust the variations and make sure the frequency isn’t too high. New laser hair removal machines come with in motion technology that works while your technician keeps moving the device so one particular part isn’t exposed to the laser for too long, which in turn reduces the pain. They also have a cooling tip so as soon as the laser touches your skin the cooling tip soothes it, making the process virtually painless.
MYTH #2: I CAN’T GET LASER HAIR REMOVAL ON MY BIKINI LINE.
WRONG! Nearly any part of your body that has hair—your legs, underarm, back, as well as bikini line and brazilian area can be treated by laser hair removal. Infact bikini line is one of the most common areas that women use lasers for.
MYTH #3: I HAVE TO LET MY HAIR GROW FOR A WEEK BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT.
The laser works on the melanin in your skin. If you have grown hair it would inhibit the laser process. Also don’t wax, pluck or bleach prior to an appointment because they can make the laser ineffective. Make sure you shave before you go for a laser treatment, if you don’t then the technicians will do it for you. The reason the hair should be shaved is that it allows more of the laser energy to target the hair follicle below the skin and not the hair.
MYTH #4: I HAVE DARK SKIN SO LASER HAIR REMOVAL WON’T WORK FOR ME.
Laser technology has made progress by leaps and bounds and now has lasers for even dark skin types. Nd:Yag laser is a gold standard for dark skinned individuals and works very effectively even on brown and black skin.
MYTH #5: LASER HAIR REMOVAL DOESN’T GIVE LASTING RESULTS.
After laser hair removal your growth may not completely stop but it reduces by 50-80%. But, it sure beats shaving on a daily basis! ! For optimum results, maintenance laser treatments every six months or year will help keep the hair gone and your skin smooth.
MYTH #6: LASER HAIR REMOVAL TAKES HOURS.
Laser hair removal takes upto half an hour normally depending on the area you are targeting. Laser hair removal is way more time saving than electrolysis and almost painless especially in comparison. Also you should consider how much time you will save each week by not shaving or waxing every month.
MYTH #7: I WILL IMMEDIATELY BE SMOOTH AND HAIRLESS AFTER A TREATMENT.
We wish that was true but laser hair removal is a science not magic. The laser works on the follicle and not the hair, so it falls off after a couple of days and you need a series of treatments to see the complete result. The end result is generally always satisfactory.