07 November 2017

Three Myths About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal has become a very popular way to stay smooth if you have any unwanted body or facial hair. However, while most people are aware of it as an option, and it is now provided by some great companies like Your Laser Skin Care, there are quite a few misconceptions about laser hair treatment that you should know about if it is something you are thinking of doing. 

These are not negative things, per se, and laser hair removal is on the whole very effective, but it is best to be informed before making any long-term beauty decisions!

Laser Hair Treatment Will Remove All My Hair Forever

Laser hair removal is, indeed, permanent. However, it can only prevent the growth of hair from existing follicles. People can develop new hair follicles over time, which will still be able to produce hair. This can happen for hormonal reasons or just from aging. What this means is that you may have to schedule maintenance treatments at some point in the future, or use another method to remove any new hair, which will certainly be less plentiful than before the treatment. 

This isn't a big deal, but it is important to know that laser hair removal will not necessarily mean no more hair removal in that part of your body for the rest of your life, as many people mistakenly believe it does.

Laser Hair Treatment Can Be Used Anywhere

It is true that laser hair removal is suitable for almost all parts of the body However, there is one major exception and that is the area around the eyes, including the cheeks and temples. This is because the lasers would potentially be able to cause eye damage if used that close to the eye. However, other unwanted facial hair such as on the upper lip or chin can be treated, and other problem areas for body hair like the underarms, bikini area, legs and chest are also all appropriate for laser hair removal.

Laser Hair Removal Only Works On Dark Hair and Pale Skin

The easiest people to work with for laser hair removal in terms of the type of laser used are indeed people who don't have a tan and who have dark hair. Red or blonde hair and dark skin can require the use of different types of lasers that not all practices have, and in the past, the technology wasn't so good so this is where this myth comes from. These days, it is possible for most hair and skin colors to get results safely using laser hair treatment, though, of course, it is best to book a consultation to analyze your own suitability.

Laser hair removal is a great option that is very convenient for a lot of people, but as with any beauty treatment, it is important to choose a reputable practitioner who can answer all your questions. You should also do some research into the matter before decided to press on ahead!  

Disclosure:  This is a contributed post.

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