Not everyone is a fan of the procedure laser hair removal because of the uncomfortable feeling after the treatment. Patients are given anti-inflammatory topical lotions or creams and or ice packs because the feeling is comparable to that of a sunburnt skin. Blistering is also a possibility, redness and swelling. Not to mention some misconceptions.
Nevertheless, these effects and false impressions should not turn you off because if you managed to find a beauty center or a specialized clinic that uses the most advanced technology in removing unwanted hair, the side effects might be minimal to non-existent. After all, laser hair removal treatment is the most sought after cosmetic procedure around the world according to recent studies which might mean; there are those who still prefer this more improved hair removal technique even with the possible side effects.
Laser Hair Removal Is Painful
With the above mentioned side effects which might happen after the procedure (not all experience this as it is a case to case basis), there is also a misconception that it is painful. But, in reality, patients only feel mild to moderate pain. And if your pain tolerance is high, you might not feel any pain at all, just a bit of discomfort. The pain is actually minor compared to that of tweezing or waxing. Besides, anesthetic could be administered in the area for those patients who could not tolerate the sensation.
Lasers Cause Skin Cancer
With all the misconceptions about laser hair removal, this is perhaps one of the most unfounded since the procedure would not be offered in every beauty clinics and centers. Laser hair removal is pain free and completely safe although a bit of discomfort is to be expected.
One Session Is Enough
If you are willing to spend money on laser hair removal treatments, be prepared to pay for more than one session. The number of sessions would be determined by the consultant but the usual number is between 4 to 6 sessions. This also varies depending on the texture and color of hair. Of course, finer and lighter colored hair would require fewer sessions than dark and coarse hair.
Laser Hair Removal Is Expensive
If you would think about the money and time you have spent plucking, tweezing and waxing, laser hair removal procedures could still be considered affordable and worth the money you would spend on it. Plus, you would be spared from the tears and pain from the traditional ways of removing hair.
Hair Is Permanently Gone
Another popular misconception about the procedure, results of the treatment is not permanent because it only reduces hair growth. It is recommended that the treatment be continuous as touch-up since the hair that may grow would be finer and thinner. Most patients state that they only needed to undergo two sessions in a year.
Laser hair removal procedure is not for everyone but do not knock it until you have tried it. You might be surprised by the results. Just make sure you have done your research about the treatment and the clinic where you want to get the procedure done.