Laser Hair Removal Facts & Myths
At San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we get a lot of great questions about our laser hair removal services. There’s a lot of misinformation out there regarding laser body hair removal, so we wanted to set the record straight by sharing with you a few facts and common myths about laser hair removal.
It only takes one session of laser hair removal to remove unwanted hair- MYTH
Hair grows in cycles and the laser can only target hair follicles that are currently in the growth phase. Laser hair removal treatments should be administered every few weeks to allow enough time for your hair to be in an active stage of growth. Typically, 4-6 laser hair removal sessions on a given area are needed for long-lasting hair reduction.
You can expect to see results instantly, and with each consecutive treatment, you will continue to see your hair diminish. Laser hair removal is very effective in slowing and diminishing hair growth, but it’s important to keep in mind that it doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal.
Laser hair removal is extremely painful- MYTH
For most people, laser hair removal isn’t very painful. People often compare the feeling to a rubber band snap. At San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we use the High-Speed LightSheer Duet, which incorporates innovative vacuum-assist technology to reduce treatment times up to 75% compared to other lasers.
The High-Speed LightSheer Duet laser is equipped with two tip sizes: one for smaller areas like underarms and bikini lines, and a larger tip that allows for comfortable and rapid treatment of large areas like legs and backs.
There’s no downtime with laser hair removal- FACT
There’s little to no downtime with laser hair removal, which means you can get a treatment on your lunch break and get back to your day immediately. Shortly after the treatment, you can even apply makeup to the treated area, although retinoids, glycolic acid and other irritants should be avoided.
For up to 24 hours after your laser hair removal treatment, the treated area may feel like a mild sunburn with slight redness around the treated hair follicles.
Laser hair removal can’t work on patients with darker complexions- MYTH
The Light Sheer DUET is safe and effective on all skin types. Although laser hair removal works best on people with fair skin and darker hair, patients with darker complexions can still achieve great results, but they must typically be treated with lower settings, which usually means more treatments.
Laser hair removal sessions take a long time- MYTH
As we mentioned, the High-Speed LightSheer Duet reduces treatment times up to 75% compared to other lasers. It all depends on how large of an area is being treated, but smaller areas like the bikini line, underarms, or upper lip take less than 20 minutes to treat, so you can stop in for a quick session and get on with the rest of your day.
San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic offers the best deals on laser hair removal- FACT
San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic offers the best med spa services at competitive prices. Check our Specials page to find out about our current discounts, or schedule a free consultation with Dr. Parvin Mani to find out if laser hair removal is right for you.