Laser Hair Removal Myths…Debunked!

woman receiving laser hair removal treatment under arms

Waxing, shaving, depilatories, no more! Laser hair removal is our go-to for removing unwanted facial and body hair. Yet despite the major positives, there are still common myths floating around about this popular hair removal technique. Today, we’re here to set the record straight. Read on to learn why we choose laser hair removal over all the others.

Myth #1 : It is not safe for you

Laser hair removal is an FDA-cleared treatment that targets and penetrates unwanted hair follicles. Every treatment is performed by a licensed medical professional, so rest assured, you are in good hands.

Myth #2 : This treatment only works on lighter skin tones

There are different types of lasers that treat a variety of skin types and tones. We use a special Gentle YAG laser to safely and effectively treat darker skin tones, while an advanced Alexandrite laser is used to treat lighter skin tones. Our lasers also release a short burst of cryogen (a liquid gas that helps cool the skin) milliseconds before each laser pulse.

Myth #3 : The pain is intolerable

With any cosmetic treatment, everyone’s pain tolerance varies. Many clients describe the feeling of the laser pulse like the snap of a rubber band to the area being treated. Those with higher sensitivity to pain can request a numbing cream prior to their appointment to help minimize pain. Some clients also prefer to take Ibuprofen beforehand as a preventative measure.

Myth #4 : One treatment is all you need

While some clients can see amazing results after just one treatment, it takes a series of treatments for fewer and fewer hairs to return. While the number of treatments depends on the individual’s response to laser hair removal and the amount of hair to be removed, the process typically requires nine total treatments for permanent hair reduction based on the hair’s natural growth cycle. Consistency plus time equals results!

Myth #5 : It will break the bank

Pricing does vary greatly based on each client’s individual needs. During your free consultation, an Aesthetic Consultant will work with you on a treatment plan that meets your needs and budget. Ideal Image provides a variety of payment and financing options to help make treatments more affordable while achieving your desired results. Bonus: We offer amazing specials and discounts every month!

So, if you’re tired of bumps, stubble or irritation, laser hair removal is a simple and effective way to destroy hair follicles in a matter of minutes. Goodbye unwanted hair, hello smooth skin!

Interested in giving it a shot? Sign up for your free consultation today.