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8 Common Laser Hair Removal Myths and Facts

Laser hair removal myths and factsWhen deciding to take the plunge into laser hair removal treatments, it can seem as if everyone you speak with has an experience or story to share. While many factors impact the success of laser hair removal treatments, Venus Versa hair removal is safe and effective for almost all skin tones and skin types. Our clients can be confident that they’re receiving long-term hair removal that works.
Here are the top 8 IPL hair removal treatment myths we often hear, followed by the actual facts to help set the record straight.

Myth #1: Laser Hair Removal Isn’t Safe

Facts: The safety of laser hair removal treatments depends on the type of laser that is being used, as well as the skill level of the technician. The FDA has approved specific hair removal systems, so be sure that you’re going to a board-certified technician that uses one of the FDA-accredited laser systems. Venus Versa hair removal utilizes IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to reduce hair growth. This versatile treatment can be applied to most body areas, including the face. Venus Versa can target a wide range of aesthetic concerns with different clinical applications. Other skin concerns appropriate for treatment include anti-aging, skin resurfacing, skin hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. Our technicians have also received adequate training to operate Venus Versa safely and effectively.

Myth #2: You Don’t Need a Consultation

Facts: Everyone’s hair is different. It’s always wise and recommended to meet with your laser hair removal provider first to determine the results you can expect for your specific hair type. IPL hair removal treatment results can vary depending on the patient’s hair thickness, color, skin tone, and type. The best way to tell how your hair will react to laser hair removal is by having a proper consultation done first.

Myth #3: Treatments Lead To More Hair Growth

Facts: Laser hair removal does not cause more hair to grow. Every person has hair growth patterns, and everyone’s body produces hair differently. While some will lose body hair over time, others notice an increase in hair growth as they age. Lasers can destroy existing hair follicles; however, they won’t prevent new hair follicles from forming.

Myth #4: It Won’t Work On Certain Hair Colors

Facts: Today’s high-quality laser systems have evolved to target hair colors that were previously difficult to remove. Both black and red hair can be successfully removed with modern lasers. White hair and gray hair will not be removed by laser treatment since these hairs lack pigmentation.

Myth #5: Results Are Visible After One Session

Facts: It’s impossible to remove all hair growth through one single laser hair removal session. Hair grows naturally in different cycles and at different times. While your laser hair removal treatment will target the hairs that have already developed in your body, there will be other follicles preparing to sprout new hairs. The best way to achieve results is by undergoing several treatments when each hair follicle can be lasered during its optimal growth period.

Myth #6: Lasers Expose You To Radiation

Facts: Laser hair removal systems approved by the FDA do not emit radiation. While radiation does exist between the light barriers of the laser, it does not exit that space, so it’s not harmful to the patient.

Myth #7: Treatments Are Uncomfortable

Facts: Compared to other devices, IPL Venus Versa is designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. The applicator comes equipped with a built-in cooling feature to make the entire treatment as comfortable as possible for you. If you still feel discomfort while treating sensitive areas like the upper lip, the device settings can be adjusted and personalized for comfort.

Myth #8: Results Will Last a Lifetime

Facts: While laser hair removal treatment cannot and should not be guaranteed for complete hair removal for life. It is an effective treatment to reduce and eliminate current hair growth. Lasers can reduce hair follicle count up to 80%, and after treatment, the hair will grow back thinner or not at all.
An experienced and skilled provider can make all the difference in the success of laser hair removal treatments. Contact Vein & Laser Institute today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced providers.
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