Whenever new ideas in health and beauty are introduced, there is always lots of buzz on the topic. Some people vow to not try the treatment until it has been proven for at least 10 years. Others book their appointment for the procedure as quickly as they can. When laser hair removal first was approved by the FDA in the late 1990s this is exactly what happened. Even though it has been around for decades there are still some myths that believe about the procedure. Open Door Med Spa is going to debunk some of those myths today.
Can Laser Hair Removal Give You Cancer?
There are many people that adamantly believe that laser hair removal causes cancer. The people that believe that when the lasers pass through your skin that they cause cancer. This is simply an unfounded belief. Laser hair removal treatment is specially designed to pass through your skin cells and target only the hair follicles deep within your skin. In other words, the lasers used in hair removal or other skin procedures have such a minimal amount of radiation. Plus, the minimal amount is only being exacted on the surface of the skin. So, they don’t pose a risk of cancer.
Does Laser Hair Removal Work on Everyone?
Another commonly believed myth about laser hair removal is that many people are not good candidates for the procedure based on their skin tone or color. This myth is quite interesting because it depends on who you talk to what they believe. Some people believe that colored people are not good candidates for the procedure. Other people believe that you have to have the right skin tone for the procedure to work. Neither of these statements are true. If you have white hair, blonde hair, and some shades of red hair you are not an idea candidate but the color of your skin color and skin tone do not make any difference. Laser hair removal works on all skin tones and complexions, as long as the center uses the right lasers!
Does Laser Hair Removal Cause More Hair Growth?
Skeptics of the procedure will claim that all of your hair will grow back. Laser hair removal is a semi-permanent solution. If your hair does grow back it is light and thinner than it was before. Most people are able to throw away their razors for several years, if not indefinitely. This will vary from patient to patient. The patient’s hormone levels and any medications that they take will factor into this.
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
Some people will tell you that there is no pain involved in laser hair removal. There is some pain involved in the procedure. If you do experience a large amount of pain you may want to consider changing technicians. The discomfort level clients feel varies from person to person. This is where it is important to do your homework thoroughly before choosing a technician. An experienced and skilled laser technician will be able to help reduce the discomfort that you feel during the procedure. Here at Open Door Med Spa our technicians are highly qualified to perform the procedure so that you will experience only mild pain or discomfort. We will apply topical numbing agents and skin serums to make the procedure as pain free as possible.