Laser hair removal has become the ultimate alternative to the tedious tasks of shaving and waxing, but certain myths pervade the procedure and need to be clarified. As long as it is done with a reliable and credible source, laser hair removal is a safe and very effective option for getting rid of unwanted hair.
Myth: Only People With Dark Hair Can Use Laser Hair Removal
This myth was true at one point, when lasers were not yet quite as advanced as we see now. In today’s world, anybody can seek laser hair removal with the right high-quality laser system. The only exceptions are white and gray hair, which lack pigment and thus can’t be identified or removed with laser treatment. But blondes and redheads no longer need to worry about the lasers not responding their hair color—there’s a laser for that!
Myth: A Brazilian Wax Impacts Fertility
It’s amazing how rumors can spread like wildfire in this age of the Internet, and that’s just what this myth is—an unsubstantiated rumor. Lasers only target hair follicles, meaning they won’t penetrate beyond the surface of the skin. No organs or other body functions will be impacted with laser treatment, only your unwanted hair.
Myth: One Laser Hair Removal Session Removes ALL Hair Permanently
This is an important myth to clear up. The name “laser hair removal” can be confusing, because in reality one set of treatments will reduce hair by about 40 percent to 80 percent, depending on hair color and thickness. This hair reduction lasts a significant amount of time, and for most people ends up growing back much, much thinner than before. The next set of treatments tackles any surviving hairs to make the next round of hair grow-back very insignificant. Even if you need “touch-up” appointments now and then, your skin will remain largely hair-free and the hair may eventually stop growing back at all.