3 Laser Hair Removal Myths You Should Stop Believing Right Now

Models - 10Alongside acne and hyperpigmentation spots, the war against body hair is perhaps one of the most common struggles that men and women experience every day. In fact, laser hair removal is one of the most sought after treatments we have here at our practice. Despite its popularity, there are still stories and anecdotes about the treatment which are untrue. Every so often, our patients come to our clinic confused and unable to discern fact from myths. We have outlined the most common laser hair removal myths below!

  • It only takes a single laser hair removal treatment to see effective results.

You need to have at least 6 to 8 laser hair removal sessions to achieve optimal outcomes. A single treatment alone won’t suffice. This has to do with the fact that on an average, only 20 percent of your hair are actively growing at one point and consequently respond to laser. Thus, it may take a succession of several treatments to obtain a significant reduction in body hair.

  • Laser hair removal is effective for all types of hair color.

Not all laser hair removal results are created equal. By and large, laser hair removal works best in individuals with darker hair. This is because the light emitted during the treatment is attracted to melanin, the substance responsible for the dark color in one’s skin and hair. The more melanin there is in the target area to be treated, the deeper the penetration of the light from the laser treatment.

If you have lighter hair, we typically offer a combination of laser treatment modalities to get the results you want.

  • Individuals with darker skin tones cannot have laser hair removal due to an increased risk of burning their skin.

This might be true years ago but laser hair removal in darker skin tones is now possible through advancements in laser technology. However, choosing a reputable laser hair removal provider is important to avoid the danger of adverse effects.

If you’d like to learn more about your laser hair removal options at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, call us at 440.639.3223 or fill out this contact form today to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to your visit!


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