Laser hair removal has been on the market for a while and is the solution for many when it comes to unwanted body hair. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths out there about laser hair removal that may deter people from seeking laser hair removal or may leave wrong impressions about how laser hair removal works.
Here are some popular laser hair removal myths that you may have heard from others – and it’s time to debunk them!
Myth: Laser hair removal is not possible for naturally dark-skinned individuals.
When laser hair removal initially came to the market, it discolored dark-skinned patients’ skin. Many laser hair removal specialists recommended that people with certain skin tones not seek the treatment because the laser couldn’t decipher between dark skin tones and dark hair.
However, this is a problem of the past, because now individuals of all skin tones can safely get laser hair removal treatment – without worrying about adverse effects like changes to skin tone or ineffectiveness. A variety of laser hair removal equipment is on the market now, with something safe and effective available for all skin tones, including dark tones. Talk to a laser hair removal specialist about what laser hair removal equipment is right for your skin tone.
Myth: Laser hair removal exposes you to dangerous radiation.
A common myth about laser hair removal is that it exposes you to dangerous radiation. This is simply not true. While radiation exists in the light barriers within the laser, it doesn’t cause any harm to the patient. The FDA approves a variety of laser hair removal machines, and one of the key factors for approval is that it doesn’t emit radiation. Make sure to go to a qualified laser hair removal specialist with FDA-approved laser hair removal equipment. This will ensure you are not exposed to dangerous radiation.
Myth: Laser hair removal causes skin discoloration.
Skin discoloration does not have to happen with laser hair removal. Many machines are on the market, and the trick is to find the right one for you. Some laser hair removal machines are better for lighter skin tones and darker hair, while some are better for darker skin tones and darker hair.
Using an incorrect laser hair removal machine for your skin and hair tone increases the chances of discoloration. Highly qualified laser hair removal specialists will be able to examine you and recommend the right type of laser hair removal equipment to ensure it’s the safest one for you.
Myth: Laser hair removal is extremely painful.
While laser hair removal is not completely pain-free or sensationless, most patients are able to handle laser hair removal pain just fine. Patients report different levels of pain based on their individual pain endurance. For some people, laser hair removal feels like pinpricks, while for others it feels like snaps on the skin. People who are very sensitive to pain may experience a little more pain. Overall, laser hair removal is less painful than waxing.
Myth: Laser hair removal results in permanent hair removal in just one session.
It’s impossible for you to get permanent hair removal results after just one session of laser hair removal. The hair on your body grows in different cycles. While some hair is visible, other hair is getting ready to sprout.
Laser hair removal only treats hair that has already sprouted from under the skin. Laser hair removal can’t target hair in every stage of growth. Because of this, laser hair removal is most effective after several treatments when all of the hair has been targeted.
Cosmetic Body Treatments in Texas
If you would like to learn more about laser hair removal and whether it’s the right treatment for you, visit The Vein Institute & MediSpa in Kingwood, Texas. We offer vein, facial, and body treatments, including laser hair removal, for all skin tones.
Call (281) 312-0208 to make an appointment today, or use our form online to request an appointment.