Common Laser Hair Removal Myths

Common Laser Hair Removal Myths

Laser hair removal is a very desired procedure among many people, but there are also a ton of myths that accompany it. If you suffer from troublesome hair growth or are tired of constantly shaving, don’t let these common laser hair removal myths prevent you from missing out on having smooth legs, armpits, and bikini area.   

Myth 1: Laser Hair Removal Requires One Session 

When you decide to receive laser hair removal, you should expect multiple sessions to get your desired results. Laser hair removal is not a one-treatment process. Because hair grows in different cycles and at different times, each session of your laser hair removal process will target hairs that have already grown on your body. However, there will still be follicles that have yet to sprout new hair, so multiple sessions are necessary. 

Myth 2: Laser Hair Removal is Painful 

Everyone has different pain tolerances. This is why you may have heard of laser hair removal being a painful process. While some people may report feelings of discomfort, others report a pinprick sensation. When compared to waxing, most people say laser hair removal is much less painful.  

Myth 3: Laser Hair Removal Works on All Hair Colors 

While it is true that all hair colors can be treated, some colors are more challenging and won’t produce as effective results. For instance, red hair is more challenging to remove due to not having the pigment that lasers need to target. The same is true for lighter hair colors like blonde, gray, and white. Laser hair removal is the most effective on dark hair. 

Myth 4: Laser Hair Removal is Time Consuming 

Laser hair removal is time-consuming in the fact that more than one treatment session is necessary. However, a session is often very quick (depending on the size and number of areas you are treating). 

Myth 5: Laser Hair Removal is Dangerous 

Here at Associated Plastic Surgeons, we have found that many patients considering laser hair removal in Kansas City are afraid it is a dangerous procedure. This is not true. The FDA has approved specific laser hair removal systems that licensed estheticians and board-certified dermatologists can use. For instance, at APS, we use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for comfortable, effective treatments.   

Myth 6: Laser Hair Removal Will Remove Hair Forever 

Unfortunately, laser hair removal will not remove your hair forever; however, it will drastically reduce hair growth. How successful your laser hair removal treatment goes will depend on your hair type, thickness, color, genes, type of laser, etc. While some people’s hair may grow back much thinner, some people’s hair may never grow back. It just depends on the type of hair you have. 

Achieve Hair Removal With Associated Plastic Surgeons 

Laser hair removal is an excellent cosmetic treatment for men and women wanting to enjoy smooth skin without the hassle of daily shaving, waxing, or tweezing. At APS, we also offer dermaplanning in Kansas City –  a skin treatment that removes peach fuzz and dead skin on the face. Our medical professionals are available to answer your questions about laser hair removal and dermaplanning. Call our office at (913) 451-3722 or request a consultation online to schedule an appointment. We offer complimentary consultations for all cosmetic procedures.