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Top 3 Laser Hair Removal Myths
Laser hair removal is the way to go when it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair. By now, everyone has heard of laser hair removal. Among the great things people have to say about this treatment, there have been some rumors and myths that need clarification.
Myth #1 – Laser Hair Removal Isn’t Safe
This myth couldn’t be further from the truth. Laser hair removal is safe and causes no adverse side effects to the patient. The FDA has approved select laser hair removal systems so as long as you are receiving the treatment from a trustworthy med spa or healthcare provider who uses an FDA approved system, it is perfectly safe.
Myth #2 – Laser Hair Removal Won’t Work on My Skin Tone
While everyone’s skin and hair are different, advancements in laser technology have made it easier to target different pigmentation. Though it will not remove white or gray hair due to the lack of pigmentation, it will pick up nearly all other colors. It will also work on all skin tone types; the amount of sessions will simply vary.
Myth #3 – Laser Hair Removal Is Painful
Of all the hair removal options on the market, laser hair removal is the most painless of them all. Shaving can be painful if you are prone to razor burn, cuts or ingrown hairs. Waxing is also very painful for many. Pain is typically not the word used in association with laser hair removal. Most patients experience a slight pinprick sensation but don’t describe feeling any pain. Those that have more sensitive skin have reported mild discomfort. The treatments are short and the majority have said laser hair removal was painless.