5 Myths About Laser Hair Removal


There has been an evolution in hair removal methods since the 1960s. With at-home devices entering the market, the best long-term results would be seen through laser hair removal. We’ve all got bothersome hairs somewhere that we’d like to get rid of. Here are some things that you need to know before considering laser hair removal.

1: It is painful

According to Medspa Beauty Clinic, the Soprano Titanium Ice laser hair removal in London is painless.

The amount of pain experienced during laser hair removal can vary for each client, depending on their pain tolerance. Other factors that can affect pain are menstrual cycles, medications, and even state of health.

In comparison to waxing, laser treatments are generally not considered to be any more painful than waxing. If you have had a wax, you may find laser hair removal to be virtually pain-free.

The laser sensations if often described by clients as feeling like a ‘hot pinch’. Pulse Light Clinic uses cryogen technology which means that cool air will be blowing simultaneously alongside the laser. The areas that clients feel most uncomfortable are usually the bikini line or the face, your practitioner can help you manage this.

2: It won’t work with dark skin
In recent years there have been advancements in technology. Laser Hair Removal London technique is now suitable for darker skin types. Before you decide to start any treatments, it is essential to check that the clinic you are visiting has the most advanced systems and they are qualified. In most cases, for darker skin types, the ND: Yag laser should be used, and for fair skin types, the Alexandrite laser will be used. The Gentle Max Pro by Syneron Candela has both lasers built-in, allowing laser professionals to safely and effectively treat all skin types.

3: It requires years of treatments
It requires on average 8-12 treatments to see up to 80-90% hair reduction. The treatments would take place every 4-8 weeks, depending on the area of your body and how far along in the treatment process you are. If a client has any medical conditions or PCOS, they may require further treatments and maintenance treatments for optimal results. The results from laser hair removal are far more effective than other hair removal methods and means you can say goodbye to constant use of razors and waxing appointments.

4: It’s not safe
Laser hair removal uses technology that picks up the pigment in the hair follicle, and this means the laser will only be targetting the hair follicles. The skin surrounding the hair follicle will be left undamaged. The research and development that goes into the technology ensure it has been safe for consumers. When choosing a skin and laser clinic, ensure they are qualified with experienced practitioners and technology.

5: Hair grows more dense and frequent
It is expected that shaving can lead to hair becoming thicker and dense. This is the opposite for laser hair removal, as with each treatment, clients will see between 10-20% reduction in hair growth. The hair density, thickness, and growth will all become considerably finer as the treatments continue; hairs that come back often return much finer and sparsely throughout the treated area.

So, if you were considering laser hair removal but were put off by the above suggestions, then worry no more, they really were just myths!