Common Misconceptions About Laser Hair Removal

When it comes to laser hair removal, there are many misconceptions and rumours circulating around. These misconceptions often lead to misunderstandings and unnecessary worries for those considering this popular cosmetic procedure. At Springbank Skin Centre, we believe in providing accurate information to help you make informed decisions. In this blog post, we aim to debunk some of the most common laser hair removal misconceptions.

1. Laser hair removal is painful.

Advancements in technology have greatly improved the comfort of laser treatments. Most patients describe the sensation as a slight tingling or snapping feeling, similar to the snap of a rubber band against the skin. There may also be a bit of heat. However, many laser devices nowadays have built-in cooling systems that soothe the skin during treatment, further reducing discomfort.

2. Laser hair removal is only safe for light skin tones.

While it’s true that people with darker skin tones may have a higher risk of complications if the procedure is not performed correctly, modern laser systems, epecially the Cutera CoolGlide are designed to be safe and effective for a wide range of skin tones. The key lies in choosing a clinic that uses state-of-the-art lasers operated by experienced professionals who can adjust the settings to match your individual skin type.

3. Laser hair removal is a one-time solution.

Some people believe that laser hair removal is a one-time solution that permanently eliminates hair growth. Is laser hair removal really permanent, though? While laser treatments significantly reduce hair growth, it typically takes multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. Hair growth occurs in different stages, and laser hair removal is most effective during the active growth phase. To ensure long-lasting results, multiple treatments are usually required to target hairs at different stages of growth. Hair removal is typically achieved in 6-8 sessions, which occasional touch-ups after that.

4. Laser hair removal is unsafe.

Laser hair removal is generally considered safe when performed by trained professionals using FDA-approved equipment. It is important to choose a reputable clinic with certified technicians who have received specialized training in laser hair removal. Additionally, undergoing a thorough consultation before the treatment allows the technician to assess your medical history and ensure that the procedure is suitable for you. There are certain limitations around the use of laser, so it is important that both you and your technician are informed prior to beginning treatment.

5. Laser hair removal is only for women.

Laser hair removal can be done on anyone, regardless of gender! We have an almost equal clientele of men and women getting laser hair removal.

If you have been considering LHR, book a complimentary consultation with our Laser Tech. If you rae wanting to do LHR on multiple body parts, we recommend joining the full-body LHR membership program for the most economic value!