Laser Hair Removal - Myths and Facts That
You Should Know
Here are some myths and facts about laser hair removal that will help you decide whether you
should opt for the procedure or not to say goodbye to unwanted body hairs permanently.
Myth: Laserontharing is Not Safe for all Skin Types.
Fact: Hair removal using laser is a quite safe procedure that rarely causes any serious complications
or lasting side effects. However, it is pertinent to mention here that the safety of procedure depends
on the type of laser system that your provider uses for removing hair. The US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) has approved certain laser systems keeping in view the safety of patients. As
long as a dermatologist is using an FDA-accredited laser system there are minimal chances of
developing any problems during and after the treatment.
Myth: Lasers Can Cause More Hair to Grow.
Fact: Lasers never cause more hair to grow. If that was true, hundreds of thousands of people
seeking surgical hair transplant would have preferred undergoing a couple of laser sessions on their
scalps. Nevertheless, some lasers stimulate hair growth when used to treat fine hair. Having that
said, everybody has his or her own hair growth pattern that keeps changing over time. It can change
anytime due to any internal or external factor. Some people start shedding hair with age while
others will grow more hair over time due to hormonal changes. So one can never claim that after a
laser session hair will never regrow, but blaming laser for growth of new hair is nothing more than a
Myth: Lasers are equally effective for all hair types
Fact: Laser hair removal may not be equally effective for all considering the fact that everybody has
different hair type and texture. Lasers work best on thick, coarse hair as compared to light colored
fine hair. Besides that, your skin type and color also plays a vital role in determining the
effectiveness of the treatment. Dark, thick hairs on light tone are best targeted by all types of lase