Searching for laser hair removal will provide you with hundreds of results many filled with the pros and cons of the process. However, trying to weed out what information is accurate and what is nothing more than a myth can be a bit difficult. That is why we have collected the most common myths about hair removal treatments and provided the truth about these unsubstantiated rumors.
Myth: The hair stops growing after only one session.
Fact: Even though hair removal with a laser is an effective treatment against unwanted body hair, it requires several sessions before the long-term results start to kick in. It must consider that hair grows in three main phases and it is possible for new follicles to begin to grow even after the laser treatment. Thankfully, though, even after your first session at Hairaway Canada you will begin to notice a decrease in growth.
Myth: Laser treatment is dangerous and can damage internal organs.
Fact: The myth that heat emitted during the laser hair removal can penetrate your skin and damage your internal organs is nothing short of science fiction. The truth is that the laser will only reach about 1/4 mm of the skin’s outer layer and the heat generated diffuses around the follicle destroying its ability to grow hair. This is why it is called selective photothermolysis.
Myth: Hair removal is expensive and not an affordable option.
Fact: This revolutionary technology is a popular hair removal option and it’s this popularity that has made it more adorable and accessible to people in all income levels. If you were to compare the cost of the laser hair removal with the cost of regular waxing sessions, you would find that you could save hundreds of dollars by choosing laser over waxing.
Myth: Hair removal by laser can work for all hair types.
Fact: You must remember that not all results will be the same and will vary depending on hair color, skin type and hair growth phase. Hair that has reddish hues is more difficult to remove than hair that is brown or black, while grey or white hair cannot be removed with laser alone. That is why it is important to speak to the specialist practitioner performing the hair removal treatment about your expectations.
Myth: Hair removal via laser technology hurts.
Fact: While we cannot say that the process is completely painless, the amount of pain the individual feels depends on their pain tolerance. Some individuals experience a slight stinging on their skin while others have described a pinching feeling during the process. Keep in mind, however, that a slight sting or pinch felt during the hair removal session is nothing compared to the pain experienced during waxing or mechanical depilation. And remember, no pain, no gain!