Whether you’re new to laser hair removal or you’re deciding on the treatment for the first time, you don’t want to believe everything you hear.
Our providers at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates prove time and time again how effective laser hair removal can be, and a lot of our success stems from educating our patients. Based on our years of experience, here are six laser hair removal myths we’ve heard and the truth behind them.
Myth #1: Laser hair removal causes radiation and cancer
Laser hair removal absolutely does not cause cancer. FDA-approved lasers are specifically designed for the skin, and though there is some radiation, there’s definitely not enough to cause harm or lead to cancer.
Myth #2: Darker skin tones can’t benefit from the treatment
It is true that people with fairer skin and dark hair benefit the most, but people with dark skin can still see long-term hair reduction with laser hair removal. The success of your treatment lies within the expertise of the technician and the laser used, so make sure you do your research to ensure your laser hair removal treatment will be effective.
Myth #3: All laser hair removal technicians are the same
One of the most important things you should know is that not all laser hair removal technicians are the same. Some technicians have had very little training or aren’t up to date on new laser hair removal techniques. An experienced technician can make a huge impact on your comfort levels, the length of your treatment, and understanding how to best achieve your ideal results.
Myth #4: Laser hair removal leads to infertility
There’s no scientific evidence that laser hair removal causes women to become infertile. The laser itself penetrates the skin, but it doesn’t go deep enough to reach any organs or the reproductive system. As women’s sexual wellness medical professionals, Amy Brenner, MD & Associates would never offer a treatment that could impact fertility.
Myth #5: Home kits are just as good as professional treatments
There’s a reason why laser hair removal kits are available for home use, and that’s because those lasers aren’t nearly as strong as professional, FDA-approved lasers. You definitely won’t get the same long-lasting results, which could be a waste of money in the long run. If you really want to reap the full benefits that come with laser hair removal, we strongly recommend going to a professional.
Myth #6: Laser hair removal is permanent
Despite what many providers may tell you, laser hair removal is not fully permanent. You shouldn’t expect to go through a series of initial treatments then never see hair return. Instead, laser hair removal is extremely effective for permanent hair reduction, meaning even when hair grows back, it will be thinner and less dense than before.
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