Laser hair removal is a highly popular cosmetic procedure you can have at a Medspa facility. It will result in reducing the hair on your body (wherever you choose to have the procedure done) by using a beam of light to destroy the hair follicles.

It sounds wonderful and exactly what many people would want since body hair can be problematic and difficult to deal with. However, there are many myths about laser hair removal that might put some people off having the procedure altogether. With that in mind, read on to find out the truth behind some of these myths so you can make up your mind about booking a Medspa appointment for laser hair removal.

Laser Hair Removal Is Painful

One of the most common myths you might hear about laser hair removal is that it is painful. This can be enough to make it something people decide against. After all, who would want to go through pain, even for a great result like no more body hair?

Luckily, this is a myth, and laser hair removal is not painful. However, you should be aware that you will usually feel some discomfort during the procedure, but this is short-term and easy to manage. You won’t be in a great deal of pain; you won’t need to have any anesthetic or use medication to ease the pain, for example. Many people will describe the feeling as a stinging sensation that only lasts for a few seconds and is generally easily tolerated.

Laser Hair Removal Only Works On Light Skin Tones

Another common myth you might hear about laser hair removal is that it only works effectively on light skin tones. The reality is that although this was certainly the case when laser hair removal equipment was first introduced, the newer machines and techniques mean that anyone, no matter what their skin tone might be, can enjoy excellent results from laser hair removal.

Laser Hair Removal Is Expensive

If you’ve ever thought that laser hair removal would be an ideal way to give yourself more confidence and enjoy your body more, you’re not alone. However, you might also have considered it to be too expensive; after all, such a great procedure that many people would want is sure to cost a lot.

The truth is that laser hair removal is probably not as costly as you might think. Although it will cost more than waxing, for example, the results are longer lasting, and therefore over time, when the cost of hair removal is added up, it becomes much less expensive than other methods.

You will also often find that Medspas can offer payment plans to help people if they choose to have this procedure. In this way, you can spread the cost of the treatment, enjoy the positive results, and save money in the long term.

Laser Hair Removal Can Cause Skin Damage

Something that can be a worry for some people is that laser hair removal can cause skin damage. After all, this is a laser that is being used on the body, so this seems like a perfectly reasonable concern.

You might find that the area that has been treated will be red and swollen for a short while, this is not permanent, and there will not be any long-lasting damage. Your skin will usually return to normal in a few hours.