Busted! Don’t Believe These Myths About Laser Hair Removal!

Busted! Don’t Believe These Myths About Laser Hair Removal!

Maie Kellerman |

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With improvements in technology and busy schedules, the traditional methods of removing hair such as waxing, shaving, threading, depilatory creams have taken a back seat. While it is still used by a large percentage of people, an effective alternative treatment that has gained momentum over the last few years has been laser hair removal treatment.

It is a safe technique that works well to remove or reduce unwanted hair growth in any area of your body. However, in spite of the high-quality equipment used during the procedure and the reassurance of minimal risk, many mistaken beliefs continue to dominate this industry.

To help you steer clear of the many misconceptions that exist, Tropicalaser has dispelled three of the most widely believed myths about laser hair removal.  

Myth 1: Shaving will damage your skin.
Before using our GentleMax Lasers to remove hair, we request all our clients to shave. We sometimes receive some push-back from our clients, particularly those who try the laser hair removal treatment on their face. This is due to the prevailing myth that shaving causes hair to grow thicker, quicker and darker.

However, this is categorically not the case. In reality, after you shave, hair emerges blunter (not tapered like naturally growing hair) which may give you the impression that the hair is coarser and darker. Allowing shaved hair to grow to full length will indicate no change in color or thickness.

A quick Google search will reveal the same. Read the following article to know more. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/hair-removal/faq-20058427

Myth 2: Laser hair removal will cause cancer or infertility.
This mistaken belief may be caused by the hazard warning signs surrounding laser machines which do warn of radioactivity. In fact, radiation emitted by laser machines is negligible and well within safe background norms. Laser beams will not penetrate deep enough into the body to cause any radioactive damage.

Myth 3: It is not safe to treat dark skins.
You can receive laser hair removal treatment on your dark skin provided you use a laser with the correct wavelength. (E.g. the 1064 nm YAG) The only important criterion is that your hair must be darker than the surrounding skin because the laser will seek the darkest pigment available to target.

If you’re looking for the best laser skin treatments in Edmonton, AB, reach out to Tropicalaser. Our lasers provide safe, effective treatment for all skin colors and have even been featured several times on Dr. Oz. Besides our laser treatments, we offer skin tightening, skin rejuvenation, body sculpting, cellulite reduction, and microneedling services.

To learn more about our services, please click here. If you have any questions about laser hair removal or if you want to book our service online, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us here.

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