Summer is quickly approaching, which means more sunshine but less clothing to cover up with. As the temperature rises and we shed our layers, it’s only natural to think about all the activities you’re looking forward to and how you want to look during them.
One of the best ways to increase your confidence during the season is laser hair removal. Throw away that razor, and cancel your waxing appointment; we’re debunking the top 5 myths about laser hair removal and giving you the green light to book it before Memorial Day Weekend so you can go bare and feel great doing it.
Myth 1: Laser Hair Removal Is Painful
To be fair, this one is rooted in some truth — previous generations of laser equipment have been painful. However, as the industry expanded, the technology improved. The laser hair removal devices we use today are significantly more advanced than the original products. Cutera’s XEO is best-in-class for treating unwanted hair, but it’s also quick and virtually painless, with most patients reporting a warming sensation.
Myth: Laser Hair Removal Burns Your Skin
While immediately following your appointment, you may experience redness, it is nothing to be alarmed about and certainly isn’t a burn. Within a few hours after your procedure, the redness will fade, and you’ll be free to resume your normal activities — just make sure to apply SPF if the treated area is going to be exposed to the sun.
Myth: Laser Hair Removal Doesn’t Work for Certain Hair Colors and Skin Types
Another myth based on previous iterations of laser treatments, the advancements in the devices we use mean no more exclusion! While, of course, we will have a consultation prior to beginning treatment to level set expectations and ensure your safety, the Cutera XEO allows us to treat red and some blonde hair in addition to all skin types and tones. However, it’s worth noting that coarse hair tends to respond to the treatment a bit better.
Myth: Laser Hair Removal Only Takes One Session
Regardless of the type of hair, it will definitely take more than one session to be entirely bare. Your hair grows in different cycles, making it impossible to treat in a one-and-done session. The exact number of sessions needed will depend on the size of the area and type of hair being treated, but plan for at least six sessions spaced 8-10 weeks apart.
Myth: Hair Will Grow Back Thicker After Laser Hair Removal
Still, once the treatment has been completed in its entirety, that’s a wrap on your unwanted hair. The pigment in each follicle absorbs the light and converts it into heat energy, destroying the hair follicle for good. Once it’s good, the follicle is gone for good, leaving you bare in all the right places.
With summer just around the corner, don’t delay your laser hair removal treatment any further! Give us a call and book your consultation now: 508-906-7195.