Laser hair removal is subject to its fair share of myths and misconceptions, just like any advanced beauty treatment – but first the truth… It’s an effective method of permanent hair reduction, it’s more effective than other hair removal treatments, and it’s popular with celebrities, athletes, men, and women, with good reason.
So, what are the myths? And are they true?
Myth 1: It’s super painful
Laser hair removal has been around for 20 years, and yes, in the early days it was pretty painful. But things have come a long way since then. You can even get at-home laser hair removal machines with different comfort settings, so that you can control the level of the laser. And let’s face it, apart from shaving or stinky creams, all hair removal has some level of discomfort!
Myth 2: It can cause infertility
We’ve seen this myth a couple of times, usually saying that treating the bikini line area can cause fertility problems. This is simply not the case. The laser only penetrates as far as the hair follicle, it can’t reach any deeper into the skin, so it won’t cause any changes to the body beyond hair removal, and it won’t affect your internal organs.
Myth 3: It takes ages
Laser hair removal doesn’t take as long as you might think – up to 30 minutes per area (and that’s a large area, like the leg). And don’t forget, once you’ve had a few treatments, hair growth is slowed and eventually stops, saving you plenty of time on shaving, waxing or other treatments in the long run.
The other side of this myth is that it takes ages to see results. The answer to that one depends on your definition of ages, though! With permanent hair removal it does take more than one treatment however, after just a few months the results will be significant and long-lasting.
Myth 4: It’s really expensive
Having laser hair removal in a salon can definitely be pricey, especially if you want more than one area of your body treated. There are usually discounts for courses of treatments, but costs do add up. On the plus side, at-home laser hair removers are a fraction of the cost of salon treatments, with the same professional results.
Myth 5: It can cause more hair to grow
This myth pops up about most methods of hair removal. And, just like for all the others, it’s just not true. Think about it, if laser treatments could cause hair to grow, they’d be used to treat baldness!
So now we that have busted the myths of laser hair removal, why not find out more about the benefits of an at-home kit? Click here to know more.