Myths About Laser Hair Removal & The Facts
There are all kinds of myths and misconceptions on the Internet and it’s hard to wade through everything and find out what’s real and what’s fake. There’s even more fake news about Health Products and Treatments than politics, and that’s saying a LOT!
Here are some myths. . . and the facts, just the facts.
Laser Hair Removal is Expensive
Yes, one Laser Hair Removal treatment is more expensive than when you shave one time. Compare the price of a bulk set of razors or waxing kits versus several laser hair removal treatments and laser treatments cost more. But if you think about this – you’ll realize that over time the costs flip. No more buying razors or wax after you’ve completed your Laser Hair Removal Treatments. Over time, Laser Hair Removal becomes the cheaper treatment by far.
Laser Hair Removal Takes So Much Time
Yeah . . . we know, you have to drive to the clinic, have your treatment and then drive home again. And that takes time. However, since most people see significant hair reduction in four – six sessions and then they don’t have to worry about hair removal at all after that, that time comparison really flips quickly, just like the price argument. Just think of all the time you’ll save in the shower doing the shower boogie trying to shave all your bits.
Laser Hair Removal Hurts
If you think about it – it should hurt, right? Having a laser, a LASER! directed onto your skin. But, really, it’s not so bad. You’ll know the laser is working when you feel something like a rubber band snapping against your skin. The Candela GMaxPro Laser is used at Caddell’s, which has two wavelengths, the Alexandrite 755nm for fair to medium skin and the Nd:Yag 1064 nm for olive to very dark pigmented skin.
It’s Just for Women
We’re seeing more and more men come in to our clinic every year for Men's Laser Hair Removal, so while this might have been the case at one time, it’s no longer true. Men are having Laser Hair Removal for quite some time.
Caddell’s Laser Clinic removes unwanted hair on men’s back, arms, chest and yes, even down "there”. Another popular treatment is Laser Beard Sculpting. No more 5 o’clock shadows ruining good dress shirts. And being able to keep that three-day growth look is much easier when you’ve had Laser Beard Sculpting.
Your Hair Grows Back
Kinda, sorta. Hair follicles are active during different stages. And the only time a laser can destroy a hair follicle is when it’s actively growing. You’ll need several treatments, evenly spaced in order to target all your hair. Each Laser Hair Removal treatment will destroy actively growing follicles, leaving the hair finer and thinner.
After all your treatments are complete, you may notice a few strays coming back occasionally. And during hormonal changes such as pregnancy you may experience regrowth.These are easily removed with follow up treatments.
It Only Works On Certain Types of Skin
You may remember reading that Laser Hair Removal only works on light skin tones and dark hair. That used to be the case but as treatments advanced, new lasers have been developed to treat a wider range of hair and skin types. The experts at Caddell’s use the Fitzgerald skin chart to determine the correct wavelengths for your skin that will be the most effective.
As long as the clinic you go to has the right type of lasers, which Caddell’s Laser Clinic does, Laser Hair removal can now be used to treat all sorts of skin types.
Caddell’s Laser Clinic has invested in a range of medical grade lasers to treat darker skin types. If you’ve been unable to get Laser Hair Removal in the past because you weren’t eligible, arrange for a free consultation today to re-evaluate your options! Or call us at 425-998-0181.