The Truth about Laser Hair Removal: Busting the Myths - Part 2
We debunked some of the most common laser hair removal myths in the first part of this article. If you haven’t read that yet, we recommend that you check that first. In this second article, we will be doing the same but with less common myths.
As previously mentioned, many people may be hesitant to undergo laser hair removal due to several misconceptions. So, we decided to tell the truth about laser hair removal. Continue reading to find out more.
It Is Not a Safe Procedure
While there may be some possible side effects, they are nothing unmanageable. As long as it is done with the proper equipment or with a professional, laser hair removal is completely safe. There should not be any issues with the procedure overall.
In addition to having it done by professionals and with the right equipment, aftercare is also crucial. You must make sure to protect that area of the skin from any irritants that could lead to negative effects. You must also listen to whatever aftercare procedure your technician tells you, such as not picking the area and not using deodorants.
It Works Immediately
Some people believe that the laser hair removal treatment works immediately after one or two sessions. While it is possible to have a lot of hair removed after one session, it should not end there. Most of the time, technicians would advise you to return for a few more sessions.
There is only a certain stage wherein the laser can get to the hair follicles of your body. It is not all the time that the follicles will be in this stage, so you need to come back for multiple sessions. Furthermore, having multiple sessions will help destroy the hair follicles, which will eventually stop hair growth permanently.
You Cannot Do It in the Summer
Laser hair removal can be done any time of the year. If you want to do it in the summer, then you are very much free to do so. However, there are certain things that you need to be careful about when it comes to newly removed hair through lasers.
The reason why it is discouraged to have the procedure done in the summer is because of the heat. If you had some hair removed in certain areas using a laser, you are not allowed to expose it to the heat. Additionally, chemicals like sunscreens cannot and should not be applied in those specific areas.
This is why many people discourage doing it in the summer. Although, if you are aware of what you can and cannot do and by being careful, you can have it done in the summer.
It Can Damage the Skin
Like any other procedure, there can be risks. However, skin damage is unlikely. Unless you have the procedure done by someone other than a professional, the chances of getting your skin damaged are very low.
However, after the procedure, one’s skin is more sensitive and exposed. So, while the actual procedure may not damage your skin, what you do after can. With this, you must look after that area of the skin properly and follow aftercare protocols.
No More Myths
Laser hair removal may seem like a scary procedure, but it really is not. While these myths may seem legitimate, if you do your research, you will realize the truth. As long as you take care of yourself and make sure to have it done properly, you will not have to worry about your procedure.
Many salons have closed down this pandemic, but don’t let this stop you from removing unwanted hair in your body. Using IPL hair removal, you can easily do the procedure at home. Shop with us a Laser Glow for professional equipment to bring out the best in you!