Common Myths About Laser Hair Removal

If you live in Surrey and have talked to neighbors, friends or coworkers about a possible laser hair removal process, you have likely heard a lot of different opinions, recommendations, and information.

While some of this information may be accurate, there is a significant amount of misunderstanding that is amplified by online blogs, articles and even advertisements that are simply not correct and not current. To help to get to the bottom of the safety and the effectiveness of lasers for hair removal, here are a few important things for Surrey residents to consider.

Myth 1: All Lasers are the Same

The technology behind the process of laser hair removal has evolved dramatically. In the past, long, sustained light energy was used on the skin, which caused significant redness, irritation and even the risk of burns.

Today’s laser technology uses short bursts of light (fluence pulses) repeated rapidly to heat the hair follicles and cause the hair to fall out. This is much safer and much more effective.

Myth 2: Cheaper Services are Effective

There are spas and medispas throughout Surrey offering laser hair removal. Unless there is a medical doctor present to oversee the process, and to ensure the patient is a good candidate for the procedure, patients are taking a very real risk with their skin.

While a medical grade hair removal laser process is slightly more expensive, it is more effective, safer and can be completed with little to no discomfort for patients. Even very sensitive patients have very mild discomfort during the process, which is well-tolerated and quickly disappears.

Myth 3: Hair Removal Is Permanent With Laser Treatment

Laser hair treatment, when completed regularly, does decrease the amount of hair and can, over time, eliminated most hair growth on treated areas of the body. However, this does not occur immediately and takes multiple treatments to achieve these results.

At the same time, the skin is left smooth and free from the stubble associated with shaving. There are also no issues with bumps and rashes that are common with both shaving and waxing of the body or the face.

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