Laser Hair Removal: Busting Myths

07:51Alice Grace

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 If, like me, you are someone who chooses to remove your body hair, finding a technique that is right for you can be a journey. I think that we can all agree that a more permanent solution to achieve fuzz-free skin is best to save money, save time and even become more sustainable. Laser hair removal is an advanced treatment that holds the power to make your skin extra smooth, removing all unwanted hair. With this is mind, I decided to try laser hair removal as it has become more popular and accessible these days. But before I took the plunge, I was definitely dubious about the process and how it would leave my skin. So, I thought I'd share some of the common myths surrounding laser hair removal with you and put a few of them to bed.

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If you're thinking of having laser hair removal for the first time, you may worry when contemplating whether it's safe or not. Does this cosmetic treatment lead to skin damage? What are the side effects? Will it cause cancer? These are just some of the worries that many people have when considering the treatment. Sometimes, going through Laser Hair Removal Reviews doesn't always put your mind at rest, but hopefully this post can help you make the decision on whether it's right for you.

Side Effects Are Temporary
As with any salon treatment, experiencing some minor side effects is to be expected. After having laser hair removal, you may experience some mild symptoms, such skin irritation, redness or swelling, but this is very common. Almost everyone will experience some reaction, even when visiting a trustworthy clinic. There are many laser hair removal reviews out there that will put your mind at rest when considering this treatment, trust me! If you do experience any symptoms, I found that applying ice packs to the area can really help to relieve them. You may find that the area could experience some change in pigmentation, such as darker spots or lighter spots in places. These unwanted spots should disappear a few days post treatment.

If You're Worried, Consult A Doctor
One of the more rare side effects you could experience after having a laser hair removal treatment is scarring, however this only tends to occur if you have skin that is already prone to it. If you do feel that you could suffer from scarring, consult your doctor to see if it will be a suitable treatment for you or to find an alternative hair removal technique. If you decide that laser hair removal isn't an option, other advanced treatments which may be better for scar-prone skin are available, such as electrolysis.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
During the treatment, a specific device is used to deliver a concentrated beam of light into the skin. This light targets the hair follicles and damages them, which slows hair growth effectively. Laser hair removal can be performed on any area of the body, excluding only a highly sensitive area around the eyes. Obviously, it goes without saying that you must go to a reputable expert to have your treatment in order to get the best, safest results.

Laser Hair Removal Does Contain A Small Amount Of Radiation
The laser used in the laser hair removal procedure does contain a very low level of radiation, however don't worry, the radiation only reaches the skin's surface. One of the specific concerns that many people have regarding laser hair removal is that it may cause cancer, but this is not true. In fact, these lasers are used to treat pre-cancerous stages, sun damage and wrinkles. If these lasers were dangerous (which they definitely shouldn't be when used by a trained professional!), they wouldn't be available on the market!

Hopefully, if you're worried about the effects of laser hair removal, maybe some of these points will put your mind at ease. As long as you do your research and get any treatments done at a reputable clinic, you should be able to just sit back, relax and get that silky smooth skin on a more permanent basis - the dream!

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