Top Myths About Laser Hair Removal
By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA
March 24, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Before opting for this popular cosmetic treatment, you should be able to separate fact from fiction.

It may seem like an embarrassing topic to bring up, but millions of men and women Laser Hair Removaldeal with unwanted hair. From toes and fingers to cheeks and backs, people can experience hair just about anywhere. If the warmer months have you scared to bear it all, then it might be time you thought about laser hair removal. However, before you opt for this treatment in Annapolis, it’s important that you know all the facts. As with any medical treatment, a lot of inaccurate information can surface on the Internet. You want to make sure you are able to distinguish myths from the truths before saying yes to laser hair removal. Here is some information from Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA, serving  Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ.

 

Myth #1: One treatment is all that’s needed.
While we hope that one day we can offer a technology that promises only one visit, all laser hair removal options at the present require more than one treatment. This is because hair grows in different phases, so our doctors will create a treatment plan that is based on several factors. Everyone’s body is different. 

 

Myth #2: Laser hair removal can affect fertility.
Absolutely not! Even if you are considering getting laser hair removal in those more private regions of your body, the laser’s only job is to target the hair follicle. The technology will not penetrate below the skin or affect organs.

 

Myth #3: Laser hair removal is very painful.
Technology has changed significantly and continues to change all the time. While you may notice some mild discomfort, like a rubber band snapping on your skin, the pain experienced during this procedure has been greatly reduced. Some parts of your body may not even experience any pain, while others might be a little more sensitive. However, if you think about it, waxing all the time can often be just as painful (not to mention time consuming!).

 

Myth #4: After treatment, my hair will never grow back.
While these lasers are effective in greatly reducing hair growth, you will still see hair continue to grow even after treatment. As we age, our hair growth patterns change. Some patients find that after a few years they have to repeat the laser hair removal process all over again to accommodate the changes in their bodies. This treatment is effective at reducing hair growth, but it doesn’t stop it altogether.

 

Now that you know the truth about laser hair removal, if you’re interested in what this aesthetic procedure can offer, give our professionals at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA, serving  Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ a call today at (973)267-0300 to schedule an appointment. Get rid of that unwanted hair once and for all and embrace your new skin!

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