Laser hair removal involves detecting and removing unwanted body hair using concentrated light beams. It is a non-invasive and permanent solution to unsightly body hair problems. For many, this seems like something out of a science fiction movie, which has led to various misconceptions and fears about laser hair removal. A recent ABC News report covered the topic. Here is a brief rundown on the unwarranted fears surrounding laser hair removal:
Misconception 1: Treated Areas Look Worse Between Treatments
Many people worry that they will have to let their hair grow between appointments, leading to embarrassment at work or in their social lives. This is a myth. Between visits, you are able to shave the area as often as you like. Laser hair removal targets the roots of hair to ensure full removal, so you won’t have to let anything grow in.
Misconception 2: It Won’t Work Because I Have Darker Skin
Although this was once true, new technologies, such as the Vectus Laser, are able to treat all skin types, including Asian, Latin American, African American and others. No matter your skin type, there is a treatment available for you.
Misconception 3: The Pain Will Be Too Intense to Handle
Contrary to popular belief, laser hair removal involves very little pain. The newest technologies are designed to deliver just the amount of heat necessary followed by a cool pulse to soothe the skin.
Misconception 4: Laser Hair Removal is Just for Women
This is just plain untrue. Many men are self conscious about back, shoulder and arm hair and opt to have it permanently removed so they can enjoy the beach. According to a report from the Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank, cosmetic surgery and aesthetic procedures (including laser-hair removal) have become increasingly popular among men in the past five years.
Misconception 5: I Will Be In and Out of the Office All the Time
You will have a wait time of about 8 to 16 weeks between each session, depending on how quickly your hair regrows. This allows you great flexibility when making an appointment and plenty of time to arrange your schedule.
If you live in the Plano area and want to learn more about laser hair removal, contact us at 972-818-0400 to schedule your free consultation.