The most misunderstood cosmetic treatment is laser hair removal. Although this treatment is revolutionary, a few common misconceptions have developed about the treatment. Here are the most popular myths about the treatment.
Myth: You can’t get laser hair removal during the summer
Fact: You can get laser hair removal anytime of the year. If you have darker skin or a tan, it will make it more difficult for the laser to target your hair follicles. This simply means that you will need a few extra sessions in order to guarantee the best results. Speak to your laser technician or even your dermatologist about what you may expect. However, it is important to keep in mind that it is not recommended to stay in the sun for too long a few days before and after your laser hair treatment.
Myth: Laser hair removal exposes you to radiation
Fact: It has been confirmed by the FDA that laser hair removal does not emit radiation. A patient is not at risk from radiation if they use laser hair removal. Radiation does exist within the light barriers of the laser, but it does not leave that space and it causes no harm to the patient.
Myth: Laser hair removal is not worth the pain
Fact: While it is true that some patients may feel discomfort, most patients will say the sensation is no more painful than a rubber band snapping on the skin. The pain factor varies largely on the individual’s pain tolerance. But most patients will confirm that laser hair removal is significantly less painful than waxing.
Myth: Laser hair removal damages the skin
Fact: A laser hair removal treatment will only damage the hair follicles, but it will not affect your skin. Laser hair removal will not scare or wound your skin. Your skin may appear swollen or red after the treatment, but just like waxing, that is only a temporary side affect.