TOP TEN MYTHS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Laser Hair Removal has changed the lives for many people that have been unhappy with the amount of hair they have on their bodies. Even though hair is one of the bodies most natural growths, the stigma attached to having hair where it ‘shouldn’t be’ can be very embarrassing
Laser Hair Removal is the fastest, safest and most comfortable form of hair removal available in today’s day and age, yet there are many myths floating around that are holding people back from getting it done.
Here are the Australian Laser & Skin Clinics Top 10 Laser Hair Removal myths debunked!
1. Laser Hair Removal Will Remove Hair on your first treatment
This sounds too good to be true right? That because it is… Hair grows in cycles so, it’s essential to have
6-8 treatments of Laser Hair Removal before the long-term results start to show. Even then, the procedure is not guaranteed for life. Factors such as hormones and genetics can be factors is long term hair growth however Laser Hair Removal can greatly reduce the hair.
2. Laser Hair Removal is Expensive
Because Laser Hair Removal is such an advanced technology, people automatically assume that it must be expensive. However due to the popularity of the procedure it has been made accessible to everyone on any budget! If you were to compare it to the cost of regular waxing for the rest of your life, thousands of dollars can be saved! At The Australian Laser and Skin Clinic we offer different price packages to suit your price range and the more areas you have treated the cheaper your package gets!
3. Laser Hair Removal is painful
Laser Hair Removal is no more painful than waxing. In fact most clients say that waxing is more painful as it pulls at the skin. Clients have described Laser Hair Removal as mildly uncomfortable and not unlike “the flick of an elastic band” which is a common description used. For those who find the procedure uncomfortable, a topical anesthetic is available.
4. Laser Hair Removal can cause scarring
There is always a small risk that any laser treatment can cause scarring, and this is included as a risk on our consent forms that are signed prior to laser treatment. However, the risk of scarring from laser hair removal is rather small and is a function of many things such as experience, skill, knowledge and training of the clinician performing the laser hair removal, your particular ability to heal, the amount of pigment in your skin with greater risk for darker skin types and type of laser used.
5. Laser hair removal can actually cause more hair to grow
If this were true then baldness would be cured forever! Lasers cannot create more hair growth however it’s important to keep in mind is that our bodies are constantly changing and as we age, some people will lose body hair and some may grow more in new places. Laser can destroy your hair follicles but cannot prevent new ones from developing.
6. Laser hair removal works the same for all hair types
It’s important to have a consultation with one our clinicians to determine whether your hair type is suitable for Laser Hair Removal. Results vary by hair colour, skin type and person. Red hair is more difficult (though not impossible) to remove. White and grey hair cannot be removed with laser treatment as they lacks pigment that the laser needs to be attracted to – it’s not possible for the lasers to identify the hair follicles and destroy them.
7. Is does not matter what Laser Hair Removal machine you use, they’re all the same.
Not true! Everyone has different skin tones and hair colour which means that no two people will experience the same results with the same laser machine. At The Australian Laser and Skin Clinic all of our machines are Class 4 Medical Grade Laser, Candela GentleLase Machines. This is the highest quality hair removal laser, which treats quickly, comfortably and effectively and features a Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD™) to maximize patient safety and comfort and offers different setting for different skin types. We also use Medical Grade IPL machines that are best suited to those with darker skin tones.
8. Cheaper clinics for Laser Hair Removal offer the same results as more expensive ones.
It’s true when they say you get what you pay for. An established Laser Hair Removal clinic will have its set prices. Be wary of other Laser clinics that offer deals too good to be true as they can use Beauty Grade IPL machines which don’t work as effectively as Medical Grade machines and are usually the machines talked about in those A Current Affair type stories. Do your research when looking for the real deal. Make sure that clinic you choose employs qualified clinicians like The Australian Laser and Skin Clinic. Remember you’re also paying for satisfaction, results and safety!
9. Laser hair removal exposes you to radiation
The lasers used at The Australian Laser and Skin Clinic emit no radiation. While there is radiation in between the light barriers of the laser, it does not exit that space and is in no way harmful to the recipient of laser hair removal.
10. Laser Hair Removal causes ingrown
The complete opposite actually! Ingrown hairs are a common annoyance after shaving and waxing, but not after laser hair removal. In fact, laser hair removal significantly reduces the chances of getting ingrown hairs as it destroys the hair follicle effectively destroying the ingrown
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact The Australian Laser and Skin Clinic on 1300786166. We have laser hair removal clinics all over Melbourne.