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Laser Hair Removal: The Myths

The Truth About Laser Hair Removal...

9 Myths You Shouldn't Believe About Laser Hair Removal

Many people have a vague idea about what laser hair removal is, but very few understand the process itself, or that it is a feasible option for those wanting to get rid of unwanted hair. Laser hair removal doesn’t have to be shrouded in mystery, myths and misconceptions. Here are all of the myths disproved, so you can learn more about the procedure and make the right decision for you.

Myth 1: Laser Hair Removal is costly

Prices for laser hair removal depend entirely on the area of skin being treated, and the number of sessions required. The NHS estimates costs from as little as £40, up to £400 for larger areas. Many clinics offer payment plans or discounts to make sessions as affordable as possible.

Myth 1: It is more expensive than shaving/waxing

A study by Centro Unicos reveals that the average woman spends a whopping £18,000 on waxing during her lifetime! Women that prefer shaving also spend £5,100 on supplies, and eight full weeks of her life with a razor in her hand. Comparatively, just £216 for six sessions for an area such as eyebrows doesn’t seem too bad!

Myth 3: I only need one laser session

Laser Hair Removal targets hair follicles in the anagen (growth) phase. Not all hair actively grows at all times. This is why you might need multiple sessions to catch the pesky hairs as they start to grow, thus achieving the best results.

Myth 4: Laser Hair Removal is unsafe

The treatment is FDA-approved, and extremely safe when carried out by expertly trained clinicians. Laser hair removal is not simply a cosmetic procedure, as many get it done to relieve symptoms of PCOS, menopause and hirsutism.

Myth 5: Laser Hair Removal is painful

Getting your hair lasered is much less painful than waxing, and is quicker too! Many people compare the sensation to the flick of an elastic band against your skin, paired with a feeling of gentle warming. Therapists use cooling machines or gel to soothe this feeling.

Myth 6: The treatment isn’t permanent

Laser Hair Removal targets unwanted hair right at the root and permanently damages the follicle to reduce and remove undesirable hair. A good way to think about it is a permanent reduction with many other benefits.

Myth 7: My hair type is unsuitable for laser removal

Whatever your hair type and skin colour: you’re in luck! Laser treatment is safe for everyone. Your expert therapist is able to tailor the procedure to your individual needs.

Myth 8: Men can’t get Laser Hair Removal

In 2014, just 14% of Laser Hair Removal clientele were male, but this number is greatly increasing. It has been predicted that by the end of 2017, over £1.6 billion will be spent on male grooming services alone, so there has never been a better time to start.

Myth 9: Laser Hair Removal doesn’t work

Clients see a minimum of 60% reduction, with the remaining hairs also appearing finer and lighter. In addition, after a course of sessions, most people see up to 90% of their unwanted hair permanently removed.

The conclusion?

Despite the myths surrounding Laser Hair Removal, the reality is an effective treatment that is safe, affordable, and produces great results.

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