The removal of unwanted hair on your body has become a part of your monthly routine. You spend a substantial amount of time and money in Salons, on waxing, plucking or shaving your hair. I get a lot of patients, men and women, looking for a permanent solution to this. I always suggest Laser Hair Removal. However, the moment I utter these words, I am flooded with questions about so many concerns. Most of these are myths that my patients have either read online or heard from someone who has no knowledge about how the procedure works. I have busted the most common myths here on Laser Hair Removal.
Myth – The Radiation produced by the Laser has serious Side Effects.
Fact – The Laser beam produced doesn’t not penetrate beyond the first few milimetres of your skin, making it completely safe to use. The rest of your body is not exposed to the Laser Beams at all. This technology is safe for use on all skin types.
Myth – You can sustain burns due to this procedure.
Fact – The energy levels of the Laser are controlled in such a manner that they will never cause a burn. Moreover, these beams bypass the skin completely and get absorbed by your hair roots only.
Myth – It is unsafe to use on private parts (Bikini Line hair reduction).
Fact – As mentioned above, the energy levels of the Laser beam are completely controlled and do not reach beyond a few milimetres of your skin. This technology is designed in such a way that it is completely safe to use on any part of your body.
Myth – The results are permanent. Hair removed will never need another session.
Fact – It takes about 6-8 sittings to achieve the desired results. The results are permanent, however, one needs to undergo one sitting per year for maintenance purposes.
Myth – Treatment doesn’t work on dark skinned people.
Fact – An experienced Doctor and a good quality Laser are all one needs to achieve the best results, irrespective of skin colour or skin type. The energy parameters set in this technology make it safe and effective even for dark skinned people.
Myth – I cant get waxing or plucking done once I start laser Hair Reduction.
Fact – It’s completely your choice. There is no harm in going for waxing or plucking in between sittings of Laser Hair Removal. Just wait for the hair to grow back before going for your next Laser session.
I hope that after reading the Myths and Facts mentioned above, you now have a much better understanding of how the treatment will help you. Ask your Doctor as many questions as you want to clear your mind of all doubts before you opt for Laser Hair Removal.