Busting the myths related to laser hair removal

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Busting the myths related to laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a procedure, where the pulses of laser light are used to destroy the hair follicles, thus leading to removal of unwanted hair. This treatment is a good option for those who have excess body hair and do not want to go through the pains of waxing/ shaving their hair every month. Many people are scared of removing hair with a laser. Following are a few myths and facts about the treatment:

1. Myth: Laser Hair Removal is very painful to handle
Fact: Laser hair removal treatment is not very painful. This treatment cause less pain than waxing. Some people have very sensitive skin due to which they might feel some sensation and discomfort during the starting of procedure.

2. Myth: Laser Hair Removal is not safe.
Fact: The safety of laser hair removal depends on the system used for laser hair removal. FDA has recommended and approved hair removal systems which are safe to use. Always go to certified dermatologist who has FDA approved system for laser hair removal to avoid problem during the process.

3. Myth: One can get laser hair removal done in one sitting or session.
Fact: Almost 6-8 sessions are recommended to get complete results. Depending upon the hair type and genetic factors, some patients may require additional sessions beyond the initial treatment.

4. Myth: Laser Hair Removal Damages Skin.
Fact: Laser hair removal is a safe treatment which will only affect the hair and will keep the skin intact. After the treatment you may see some redness on the skin. The laser does not cause scar or wound your skin.

5. Myth: There is permanent removal of unwanted hair forever.
Fact: Laser hair removal treatment cause permanent reduction of unwanted hair. So at the end of the therapy, patient has very fine, thin, hardly visible hair. Also the frequency of hair regrowth is prolonged for 6-12 months.

6. Myth: It causes cancer.
Fact: Laser hair removal does not cause cancer. The frequency of radiation used in laser hair removal is very low compared to other laser treatments.

There are many rumours about laser hair removal. Do not believe everything you hear. To ensure a safe and effective procedure, visit Sparsh – Skin, Hair and Laser Clinic to consult with Dr. Milap Jolapara and get your personalized laser hair removal treatment today.

Dr. Milap Jolapara
founder of SPARSH MD Skin & VD