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Separating the Myths and Facts About Laser Hair Removal

Separating the Myths and Facts About Laser Hair Removal

Separating the Myths from the Facts about Laser Hair Removal If you are looking for an effective and efficient way of removing unwanted body hair, then consider laser hair removal from Kelowna's The De Pieri Clinic. Unfortunately, many people fail to consider laser hair removal as a solution for smooth and stubble-free skin because of numerous persistent myths that they have read online or heard from friends.*

Let's put some of those myths about laser hair removal to rest.

Myth: Laser hair removal is dangerous

Fact: Many people choose to forgo laser hair removal after hearing that it exposes you to harmful radiation, damages your inner organs, or some combination of both. The truth is that the lasers used in laser hair removal do not emit harmful radiation, and neither do they penetrate more than a few millimetres below the skin. Make sure you choose an accredited clinic with a well-trained, experienced professional technician.

Myth: Laser hair removal is too painful 

Fact: While laser hair removal is not entirely pain free, this myth greatly exaggerates the "snapping" sensation that is experienced during the procedure. As the laser glides over the skin it delivers energy to the hair follicles, which is a process that you can feel, but is easily tolerated by the majority of people. If you do feel slightly uncomfortable during your treatment, the laser hair technicians at The De Pieri Clinic are happy to accommodate you with short breaks or will offer to turn down the laser’s intensity. 

Myth: Laser hair removal increases hair growth 

Fact: Strangely, there is an enduring myth about just about every type of hair removal strategy. For example, many people believe that if you shave your arms, the hair will grow back thicker. This is not true for shaving, nor is it true for laser hair removal. Your hair growth patterns may change over time, but they cannot be affected by laser hair removal.

Myth: Laser hair removal doesn't work for people with darker skin tones 

Fact: While it's true that darker skin tones absorb more energy from the laser, it is certainly not true that laser hair removal will not work unless you have a pale complexion. While people with darker skin tones may simply need a few more rounds of treatment, they can achieve the same smooth, hair-free results as people with lighter complexions.*

Interested in Laser Hair Removal? Don't Fall for the Myths 

If you're interested in laser hair removal in Kelowna so that you can confidently head down to the beach with glowing skin and prevent future hair growth, then don't let any of these myths stop you from seeking treatment.

Contact The De Pieri Clinic today if you have any more questions about the myths and facts of laser hair removal. Once you're satisfied that laser hair removal is a good solution for you, our friendly staff would be happy to help you book an appointment with one of our skilled laser hair removal technicians.