Laser Hair Removal Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction

Sick of shaving, tweezing and waxing? Laser hair removal provides an affordable option for those who want to be done with manual hair removal for good.

For some reason, there are a lot of myths surrounding the procedure. This leads to many misconceptions about laser hair removal. In order to offset this tendency, we’ve provided some of the common myths about laser hair removal.

Misconceptions about Laser Hair Removal

  1. It is not safe.

    This is one of the primary concerns many patients state, and it isn’t completely untrue. There are certain types of lasers that are safer than others for hair removal. The FDA only approved laser hair removal systems which were harmless, so it is important when you go for laser hair removal to choose an office with an FDA-approved machine.

  2. Laser hair removal actually causes your hair to grow.

    David M Verebelyi, MD“Laser hair removal doesn’t cause more hair to grow," Highlands Ranch, CO cosmetic surgeon David Verebelyi, MD said. "If that were true, all of the millions of people out there seeking a cure for baldness would be lining up for laser hair removal treatments. They’re not, so this is purely myth. Every person has their own hair growth patterns and everyone’s bodies are constantly changing. Some people will lose body hair over time, and some will grow more hair in new places as they age. Lasers can destroy hair follicles, but they’re not magical: they won’t create new ones, and they won’t prevent new hair follicles from growing over time.”

  3. Laser hair removal works the same on all hair types.

    Everyone has different hair. You’ll need to book an appointment with a dermatologist to determine exactly what results you can expect from your hair removal treatment. Based on this information, you can determine whether the treatment is worth it for you or not.

  4. Laser hair removal exposes you to radiation.

    No, any FDA-approved laser machine does not emit radiation. There is radiation between the light barrier of the laser, it doesn’t not leave that space. Again, this is why it is imperative you go with a reputable doctor with an FDA-approved laser hair removal machine.

Want to Know More?

If you want to learn more about laser hair removal schedule an appointment with a schedule to discuss the procedure. Only after some independent research and a consultation you will know if laser hair removal is right for you.

To find more information on laser hair removal, find a doctor in your area and get a consultation to learn more or ask a doctor your questions.


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