Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure where a laser is used to reduce hair from your body. With each successive treatment hair becomes finer and thinner. Laser hair reduction is a technology which uses a specific light that attracts the black pigment in the hair follicle and converts the light energy into heat energy to destroy the roots of hair follicles. With laser hair reduction one can achieve 70% – 90% permanent hair reduction. But here, we discuss the several myths related to this treatment which needs to be cleared :
It Causes Cancer
The laser used in the procedure emits small amount of light energy which is not a radiation or harmful energy. This technology has been used worldwide since more than 2 decades & there is no evidence that laser hair reduction therapy can causes cancer.
It is only for women
People generally believe that laser hair reduction is more of a female thing and this therapy is mainly preferred by women. But not any more, men can undergo this therapy too. As men have more hair on their bodies they get laser hair reduction done on their chest, neck, back, arms etc. It is commonly for taking off unwanted hair on their cheeks (beard shaping).
It is very costly compared to other hair removal methods
Waxing costs are lower per session but in the longer haul, it tends to cost more than laser hair reduction. The total investment is way less with laser which has an almost permanent reduction in comparison to the cost of temporary procedure like waxing, shaving, etc. Even the trip made to parlours and the energy spent with traditional methods like waxing and threading are unaccounted. Laser treatment is much more cost-effective, safe and quicker comparative to other conventional hair removal techniques.
It is too painful
Laser is far less painful than waxing. Some people might feel a little discomfort during the procedure but the discomfort is endurable. The people who are very sensitive to pain might feel a pinprick sensation a little more intensely but not any kind of unendurable pain.One might feel a slightly warm sensation,but it is accompanied by a cooling spray which makes the treatment quite comfortable.
It won’t work on certain hair colour or type
Laser hair removal can be performed on virtually any skin color and hair type, but hair color is the most important factor. Dark hair is treated most effectively while treatments performed on red, blonde, and gray hair are generally less effective. During your initial consultation, your skin type, hair color and skin sensitivity will help our staff determine the best results.
At SENS we have a single consolidated, dual wavelength laser platform that guarantees excellent results for an array of hair removal treatments. Consult our doctors today to get packages as per your requirement.