Debunking Common Myths About Laser Hair Removal

Debunking Common Myths About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is safe and effective, yet fewer people opt to have it performed than you might expect. That’s due to some common myths that continue to circulate regarding the procedure. Don’t let this misinformation stop you from having this procedure that could change your life! 

Dr. Samuel Figuroa and his staff at Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa offer laser hair removal because they know how uncomfortable unwanted hair can make you feel. It’s hard to relax and enjoy yourself if you’re worrying whether or not people can tell you are overdue for waxing. We encourage you to consider laser hair removal if you’ve been thinking about it, and want to debunk some myths you may have heard. 

Myth: Your hair will come back thicker

It seems like this myth won’t go away, despite the fact that laser hair removal damages your hair follicles so that hair can’t grow. You may need a series of treatments to stop the hair growth, but your hair won’t grow back thicker. In fact, if any hair does regrow, it’ll be finer than it was before. 

Myth: Only fair-skinned people can be treated

This myth springs from the fact that the greater the contrast between your skin and your hair, the fewer treatments you’re likely to need. However, people of all skin tones can successfully have laser hair removal. Darker skinned people have a slightly higher risk of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or scars. 

Dr. Figueroa is an expert and knows how to tailor your treatment based on your skin type, color, and other noteworthy factors. You can feel confident in his expertise and your results. 

Myth: You will be exposed to harmful radiation

There’s no radiation involved at all. We use the energy in light to heat up your hair follicles. 

Myth: It is going to hurt a lot

You may experience mild discomfort, but laser hair removal is not as painful as plucking or waxing! If you have sensitive skin or find the discomfort too much, we can use a topical agent to numb your skin before treatment. 

Myth: It works in a single session

All of your hair follicles go through active and rest phases. You need a series of treatments so that we catch all the follicles during an active phase. We space your treatments over time to target all your follicles at the proper times. 

Myth: You could do this at home or the salon

It’s true that lots of places advertise laser hair removal, and some products are sold for home use. It’s crucial for you to get this treatment from a trained, highly-skilled provider like the Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa team, which is the best way to get optimal results in fewer treatments.

Besides, an unskilled provider can burn you, cause hyperpigmentation, or even cause permanent scarring. It’s just not worth the risk. 

Myth: You will need weeks of recovery time

Actually, you don’t need any recovery time. Your skin may be a bit red and sensitive, and you should protect it from the sun. But you can go right back to your regular day after treatment. 

Myth: Only on your legs

Many people choose laser hair removal for their legs, of course, but you can have it done on most parts of your body, including: 

In fact, you can have multiple areas treated in one session. 

Find out more today

Toss your razor and cancel your appointment for waxing. Laser hair removal can give you the smooth, sexy look you want! Schedule your appointment today with Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa in Godfrey, Illinois and find out more. 

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