Laser hair removal-the myths and facts
28 Oct 2013
There has been a great level of controversy surrounding laser hair removal, with a fair deal of myths linked with the treatment, but it’s time we learnt the facts.
'Laser hair removal sessions are spaced between every six and eight weeks'
True: The majority of follow up sessions are arranged every four-six weeks. At sk:n clinics they also follow this routing, to achieve the best results for their clients within about eight months. This pattern of hair removal treatment performed by our expert medical team, usually removes unwanted hair in as few as six treatments.
'It is compulsory for a laser hair removal client to shave their treatment areas between treatment sessions'
False: It's likely you will not need to do anything between treatments if your skin has responded well towards the treatment course. However, if you do see a few unwanted hairs you want to desperately get rid of, then it would be advisable to use a electric razor as oppose to the disposable ones.
'You can easily change the colour of your hair follicle by using expensive creams, so the laser beams get easily attracted to them'
False: This is virtually impossible and not even advisable to test out.
'Only one laser hair removal treatment session is sufficient enough'
Unlikely: Even though, this would be ideal, it is actually not realistic and one session is simply not enough. This is because hair grows in different phases, some areas may be rapidly responsive than others, and would consequently require more time and treatment.
If laser hair removal has been topic of interest to you for a long period of time, it's time you found out more. It would be a good idea to gain a greater understanding on this, by booking yourself a free consultation at one of our sk:n clinics. We can answer all of the questions you have in mind.