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6 Myths about Laser Hair Removal

Shaving the unwanted hair off our bodies is a process that many tire of. We grow hair on our legs, under our arms, on our faces, and in other places of the body where we may not want it to be. There’s not much we can do except to shave it all off.

Laser Hair Removal Myths

Or at least, that used to be the case.

Now if shaving doesn’t appeal to you, there’s another option. Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure in which a cosmetic surgeon or trained professional uses a laser to get rid of the hair in the desired regions of the body.

Laser hair removal doesn’t include any downtime and only requires very minimal aftercare. The procedure isn’t lengthy, but it may require a few sessions to be fully successful. These hair removal procedures are currently being done on both men and women all over the world since becoming known for their long lasting results.

Nevertheless, there are still several myths about laser hair removal that might hold people back from getting the procedure.

  1. Some women believe that having laser hair removal in the lower regions of the body might cause infertility. This is false. The laser only penetrates as deep as the hair follicle, meaning it’s unable to reach any vital organs of the body, including reproductive ones.
  2. Those with dark skin cannot receive laser hair removal. Advanced technology has designed lasers with longer wavelengths to penetrate darker skin appropriately. This allows for darker skinned patients to successfully have laser hair removal.

  3. You must shave between treatments to keep up with the unwanted hair. Cosmetic surgeons often prefer that you don’t shave in between treatments. This allows them to spot the unwanted hair easier and to accurately aim for those areas during the next treatment.
  4. It only takes one laser hair removal treatment. Depending on the severity, your surgeon may request several laser hair removal treatments. It’s on rare occasion that one treatment is enough.
  5. Laser hair removal is painful. Contrary to rumor, the non-invasive procedure is not painful! You may experience some anxiety, but the procedure doesn’t require any anesthetic due to its extremely minimal amount of discomfort.
  6. Laser hair removal yields permanent results. While in some cases the hair won’t grow back, there is the possibility. It all depends on your age and the area in which you had the procedure conducted. The results are long-lasting and touchups might be needed in the future.

For more information about laser hair removal, contact Dr. Sliwin’s team today!

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