Laser Hair Removal Myths Debunked

Laser hair removal is one of the most media-circulated terms in the country today. Billboards, commercials, and websites now advertise and discuss laser hair removal like never before. With such high amounts of media chatter about this type of procedure, it’s important to approach the topic objectively.  At Laser Lights, our licensed professionals are committed to providing you with factual and educational information about laser hair removal procedures. Below, Laser Director and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David Whiteman responds to some of the most widely circulated laser “myths.”

Q: “Laser hair removal doesn’t work on certain skin and hair colors.”

A: “Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in the hair and impeding the ability for the underlying hair follicle to grow hair.  Thus, lasers cannot easily target the follicles of fair-haired individuals.  Fortunately there are other methods, such as electrology that can effectively eliminate body hair.  It is also true that some skin tones (usually darker) are more apt to discoloration by laser treatment, that is why Laser Lights offers an array of laser types to ensure that any risks are minimized.”

Q: “Laser hair removal is extremely painful.”

A: “Though everyone has a different pain threshold, most patients equate any discomfort from laser hair removal to the feeling of being snapped by a rubberband.  Because laser hair removal offers a long lasting solution to the repeated discomfort of tweezing or waxing, any temporary discomfort is inconsequential to most patients.

Q: “Laser hair removal is way too expensive.”

A: Compared to the compounded costs of a lifetime of razor, cream, and waxing, laser hair removal is actually quite economical. Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center also offers regular specials and packaged deals to make their experienced professionals’ services more accessible.

Q: “Laser hair removal is dangerous.”

A: As with any medical procedure, laser hair removal does inherently carry risks.  This fact further necessitates the importance of entrusting a licensed professional to perform any laser procedure. The Laser Light’s personnel are fully trained and licensed to operate our lasers and perform laser procedures.

As the popularity of laser hair removal continues to grow, so does the technology and amount of available procedures.  For answers to other frequently asked question about cosmetic laser procedures click here.  You can also stay in the loop with the latest Laser Lights news by subscribing to our blog, visiting our website, and liking us on Facebook.