What you need to know about laser hair removal myths
According to the Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 750,000 laser hair-removal procedures are performed annually. However, despite the popularity of this treatment for men and women, there are many myths, and it can be difficult to find the right treatment.
Our team at Este Medical Group, a state-of-the-art laser system to remove unwanted body hair. We also create custom treatment plans to ensure the best results. We dispel the myths surrounding laser hair reduction.
Myth 1: Treatments work only for people with fair skin
All skin types can benefit from laser hair removal. Laser energy is most effective for fair-skinned people with dark hair, but with the advancements in technology, laser hair removal is safe and pain-free for people with darker skin too.
Our team is skilled at tailoring treatments for every patient based on hair type, skin colour, and hair colour. This allows you to feel confident about your treatment and the results.
Myth 2: Lasers can expose you to dangerous radiation
Nope. Lasers heat follicles by using focused light energy. It doesn't use radiation at all.
Myth 3: Laser hair reduction is completely pain-free
Laser hair removal is painless for the majority of our clients and especially when performed by a professional. The sensation of laser energy is often described as a sensation similar to a snapping rubber band. This is not as painful as pulling out the roots of your hair with tweezers or wax.
Myth 4: One session is all you need
Laser hair removal is only for active growth phases. Each hair is unique and will grow at its own pace, so you need to treat them all with a series of treatments. For smooth and beautiful results, your laser therapist will spread your treatments over several months to capture each hair's growth phase and ensure you enjoy long-lasting results.
Myth 5: Anyone can do laser hair removal
Many places advertise laser hair removal, but it is important to ensure you choose a licensed provider like Este Medical Group. Only an experienced provider will ensure that you receive the best results without the chance of harming or damaging your skin. A provider without the proper education and experience could injure you, burn your skin, cause hyperpigmentation or leave permanent scars.
Do your research and choose a clinic that you can feel secure with.
Myth 6: After treatment, it takes a while to heal
Contrary to popular belief, there is no downtime after laser hair removal. Your skin may be reddened and sensitive for a few hours, but you can use ice to cool the area down. It would help if you also avoid excessive sun exposure during this time, two weeks before and two weeks after your laser sessions. Otherwise, there is no downtime needed. You can enjoy a nice evening out after your sessions.
Myth 7: Laser hair reduction only works for your legs
Laser hair removal can be performed on any part of the body such as:
- Your legs
- Your arms and below arms
- Your chest and back
- Your bikini region
- Your face (including the chin and upper lips)
Even better, you can have more than one area treated by our team in one session.
Enjoy smoother and clearer skin.
You can forget spending hours waxing, shaving, and plucking. Laser hair removal in Manchester is a great way to get smoother skin.