Laser depilation – facts and myths

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Laser depilation (epilation) is an innovative method of removing unwanted hair that has gained enormous popularity recently. Be that as it may, there are various facts and myths circulating around this subject, which are worth considering before deciding to go for this type of depilation. Here are some facts and myths about epilation.

Facts about epilation

  • Efficacy for different individuals may vary – the effectiveness of laser epilation depends on many factors, such as skin and hair colour, hair thickness and the type of laser device used by the specialist. This method does not work equally effectively on all individuals.
  • Safety for the skin – laser epilation is generally considered safe as long as it is carried out by trained professionals. However, there is a risk of skin irritation, hyperpigmentation or allergic reactions.
  • Requires a series of treatments – several laser epilation sessions are required to achieve long lasting results. The process heavily relies on particular stages of hair growth, so it is necessary to treat the hair at appropriate times to achieve full effectiveness. It is worth mentioning that it is necessary to adequately prepare for laser procedure.

Debunking myths about laser depilation

  • Laser depilation is completely painless – although modern laser epilation devices are equipped with cooling systems, the treatment itself can be experienced as somewhat painful. The level of pain depends on individual tolerance, the area treated and the type of device used by the specialist.
  • It works on all types of hair – laser epilation works best on dark hair on fair skin, as the laser targets the pigment in the hair. Grey, blonde or red hair can be treated less effectively.
  • It is hazardous to health – carried out by experienced professionals, laser epilation is considered a safe procedure. Of course, there are risks, such as discolouration or skin irritation, but these are rare
  • It is a one-time solution – despite the lasting effect after a series of treatments, there is a possibility that some hair may reappear after a certain period of time. However, these are generally thin and scarce.

Before undergoing laser epilation, it is worthwhile to thoroughly understand what laser depilation is all about, consult a professional and be aware of both the benefits and potential risks associated with this method of hair removal.

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