Myths And Facts About Laser Hair Removal For Men And Women

Here in this blog post we will be discussing some myths and facts about laser hair removal for men and women that will assist you in determining whether the procedure is right for you or not.

Myth: One long session can give permanent results

Fact: Sorry to disappoint you, but this is not true. In just one session, you can’t get rid of all facial or body hair. Hairs grow in different cycles and in different timings. While some hairs grow actively, others remain in dormant state. Laser beams target only the actively growing hairs and not the follicles that are about to develop new hairs. At least 6-7 sessions are required to get maximum results.

Myth: Lasers expose you to harmful radiations

Fact: All the FDA-accredited laser systems for hair removal for women and men have been cleared by the U.S. FDA for not emitting harmful radiations. Laser beams work by transferring heat energy to hair follicles to heat them up to a certain point where their ability to regrow is disabled permanently.

Myth: Lasers are very effective for all hair types

Fact: Laser hair removal may not be very effective for everyone because of the fact that everybody has different hair texture and type. Lasers are most effective on coarse, thick hair as compared to fine light colored hair. Other than this, your skin color and type also play an important role in determining the effectiveness of the treatment. Light tone with dark thick hairs is best targeted by all types of laser.

Myth: Lasers can cause more hair to grow

Fact: This is not true. Some lasers encourage hair growth when used to treat fine hair. However, everybody has his or her own hair growth pattern that keeps changing over time. It can change anytime due to any external or internal factor. Due to hormonal changes, some people start shedding hair as they age, while others grow more hair. So, one can never claim that post a laser hair removal treatment more hair have grown.

Myth: Laser hair removal is not safe for all skin types

Fact: Hair removal for both men and women using laser is a very safe procedure that hardly causes any serious issues or side effect. However, it is important to mention here that the safety of procedure depends on the type of laser system that your provider uses for removing body hair. The FDA has approved some laser systems keeping in mind the safety of patients. As long as your dermatologist uses an FDA-accredited laser system there are lesser chances of developing any issues during and after the treatment.

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8 Things Nobody Told You About Laser Hair Removal

Are you fed up of constantly waxing or shaving to get rid of unwanted body hair or facial hair; then probably you are already considering laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is the most lasting solution for hair removal. It is more effective than waxing and shaving.

If you have not thought about laser hair removal yet or it sounded too challenging, these 5 things will give you the correct information you need to make a decision.

  • The most common areas for laser hair removal are the underarms, arms, lips, back, checks, legs and bikini line. Laser hair removal takes more time and is costlier for larger body areas than for smaller areas.
  • Depending on the body part and hair and skin color, it generally takes between 6 to 8 sessions of laser hair removal to fully get rid of unwanted hair.
  • There are very few side effects of laser hair removal for men/women. The most common is that the body part where the laser hair removal is performed can be a bit sore and swollen for between a few minutes and a few hours. In some cases, the skin can also get dark or light. Effects like scarring or blistering or changes in the texture of the skin because of laser hair removal are very uncommon. Side effects caused due to wrong or incorrect settings can be decreased by ensuring that the clinic you choose for the hair removal is registered and approved to give the treatment.
  • Make sure to do some research before making an appointment. Find an experienced and qualified laser hair removal practitioner and ensure that the clinic is regulated. The cheapest clinic may not be regulated or deliver the best results.
  • Before getting the treatment, book a consultation with the laser hair removal expert. During the consultation the doctor will ask about your medical history, check your hair and skin type to find out how the treatment will respond on your body.
  • Before your laser hair removal treatment, you will need to ensure that you follow the advice of the expert. This advice will include things like: avoid waxing or bleaching the area to be treated, fake tan and sunbathing and avoid sun beds for several weeks before treatment.
  • Laser hair removal works by passing a laser beam through the skin to the hair follicles where there is hair growth. The heat from the laser damages the follicle and thus stops hair growth. There is usually a cooling device fitted to the laser handset to cool the skin down. It generally takes many sessions to get rid of all unwanted hair, as hair has many phases of growth.

For hair removal for men and women, feel free to contact Dr. Meet’s Clinic.