Myths about Laser Hair Removal: It’s Time to Burst Them!

We all have our fixed appointment at salons for monthly grooming. Are you exhausted from spending so much time or money in salon to get rid of your annoying hairs? Well, sessions of Laser Hair Removal is the best alternative to save your time and money too. Did I say, Laser? Yes, undoubtedly. If you’re reluctant one who runs away from laser hair removal due to the myths surrounding the treatment, let’s burst false myths all together with the actual facts. Sakhiya Skin Clinic wants to make your dream of ‘Hair Removal with Minimal Efforts’ come true.

Dr Sakhiya strongly believes in a quote by Dominic Monaghan, which says “I’m a big fan of the misunderstood, the vilified, the underdog, the breaking of myths”.

Here are some myths and facts about laser hair removal that everyone should be aware of.

Myth 1: Laser Hair Removal Is Not For Black People.

Fact: Due to advanced laser technology, nowadays, laser hair removal suits all kinds of skin tones. Laser sessions may vary depending on the skin tone, for example, darker skin absorbs more laser light than lighter skin does.

Myth 2: Laser Hair Removal Is Very Expensive.

Fact: Laser hair removal is an affordable procedure compared to waxing or shaving in the long run. This is a much safer, quick and cost-effective way of removing unwanted hair than continuously buying razors or doing waxing.

Myth 3: Laser Hair Removal Increases Hair Growth.

Fact: Everyone has their own hair growth patterns. Besides, changes in the body are a constant process over time. Laser hair removal destroys hair follicles in the active hair growth phase i.e., anagen, however, rarely new follicles may grow over time.

Myth 4: Laser Hair Removal Causes Burns.

Fact: Due to improvement in technology, Laser hair removal usually doesn’t cause any burns on the skin. On rare occasions, burns occur which are temporary.

Myth 5: Laser Hair Removal Causes Damage to Internal Organs.

Fact: Laser light penetrates only 1-4 mm depth into your skin and it doesn’t reach the internal organs, thus not harm or damage them.

Myth 6: Laser Hair Removal Causes Skin Cancer.

Fact: Laser radiation is harmless, non-ionizing which targets only the hair follicles. In fact, many medical laser devices are used to treat, shrink and eliminate skin cancer.

Myth 7: Laser Hair Removal Is Not For Men.

Fact: This is not true at all. Laser hair removal removes the hairs of beard, chest, neck, back, arms etc. in men. This procedure makes men’s hairs finer and lighter than before.

Myth 8: Laser Hair Removal Exposes You To Harmful Radiations.

Fact: FDA approved laser systems do not emit harmful radiations. The heat from the laser light destroys the hair follicle, thereby permanently stop hair growth.

Myth 9: Laser Hair Removal Guarantees to Remove Hair Forever.

Fact: Laser hair removal treatment is not a permanent solution to say good-bye to your hairs. Laser hair removal reduces hair growth up to 40-80% and makes new grown hairs thinner.

Myth 10: Laser Hair Removal Causes Ingrown Hair.

Fact: Ingrown hair is a problem of shaving or waxing, not with laser hair removal. Laser hair removal effectively targets the hair follicles to reduce hair growth right from the roots.

Myth 11: Laser Hair Removal Can Be Done In Beauty Parlours.

Fact: Not at all, laser hair removal can only be done through certified dermatologist in a well-equipped clinic. Laser hair removal leads to discoloration of skin, scarring, and even pain and redness, if not performed in the correct way.

Myth 12: Laser Hair Removal Causes The Hair To Grow More Dense And Frequent.

Fact: This is not the right side of coin to see for laser hair removal. As mentioned earlier, laser treatment reduces hair density, hair thickness, and hair growth up to 40-80%.

Myth 13: Laser Hair Removal Does Hair Re-growing After Pregnancy.

Fact: Hormonal level changes during pregnancy can make your hair grow back, not laser treatment. Dormant hair follicles may start producing hair due to changes in hormone levels in your body after baby’s birth; nevertheless, just one or two hairs can be noticed.

Myth 14: Laser Hair Removal Is Very Painful.

Fact: Laser hair removal procedure sounds scary; nonetheless, it is not pretty painful just as waxing or plucking. Patients undergoing laser treatment feel discomfort as pinprick sensations, but not unendurable pain and bleeding.

Myth 15: Laser Hair Removal Requires Only One Long Sitting Or Session To Give Permanent Results.

Fact: Extremely sorry to disappoint you, but this is not true at all. Hair grows in different cycles and different timings. Laser hair removal targets only the actively growing hairs, but not the follicles that are likely to develop new hairs soon. At least 6-7 sessions are required to obtain smooth as well as hair-free skin.

Myth 16: Laser Hair Removal Works on Gray Hair.

Fact: Laser hair removal works best on dark hair on account of high pigment content. On the other hand, white and gray hair cannot be removed by laser treatment, due to lack of pigmentation in hairs.

Myth 17: Laser Hair Removal Gives Same Result To Every Patient.

Fact: Fair skin, black and thick hair with balanced hormonal status and timely laser hair removal session offer best results.

If still there is some doubt in your mind about laser hair removal, the best way to clear your perception is to consult dermatologists at Sakhiya Skin Clinic and bombard them with questions. Dermatologists at our clinic will analyze your skin and provide you with a customized laser hair removal plan according to your skin type along with hair thickness and color, the size and location of the area being treated, and the treatment timing. Then, why are you waiting for? Let’s meet, talk, and have a cup of tea, we assure you to offer impressive cosmesis for which you are thirsty!