Laser Hair Removal - Some Home Truths
I've been meaning to write this post for some time because there seem to be a number of misleading statements out there about laser hair removal.
Sometimes, the marketing involved in getting people to take laser hair removal verges on the point of lying, and so I wanted to address some home truths and common misrepresentations in the laser hair removal marketplace.
Laser Hair Removal Myths
|1) "Laser Hair Removal is Painless"|
|While it is true that most people don't need any form of topical anaesthetic to have laser hair removal treatment, it should also be mentioned that the treatment isn't completely pain free. Most people describe laser hair removal as "pin pricks" or multiple "wasp stings" during a session.|
|2) "Laser Hair Removal is Permanent"|
Laser hair removal is not permanent. The FDA hasn't approved clinics to associate laser hair removal as being permanent.
Often clinics will cite that laser hair removal will permanently reduce the hair that's treated. This is true in some individuals that respond well to the treatment. The response rate to laser hair removal for everyone hasn't yet been established scientifically and it's known that certain people (usually those with gray, red or blone hair) generally don't respond very well to laser hair removal treatment at all.
|3) "Laser Hair Removal has 0% Regrowth"|
|Similar to the above myth, laser hair removal results vary from one person to the next. Even some of those who are supposed to be "perfect" candidates for laser hair removal (light skin and dark hair) don't always get expected results from their treatment.|
Choosing a Clinic
The most important decision you can make if you're going to go ahead with laser hair removal is which clinic you're going to use.
Current legislation in the UK and in some states in the US is lapse and allows people who aren't physicians or even medically trained to operate a laser. This can be very dangerous - if the wrong type of laser is used or the laser settings are too high then patients can experience burns and permanent scarring.
If you're going to go ahed with laser hair removal, I'd recommend having a look through this article about how to choose a laser hair removal practitioner