Myth: Laser hair removal makes hair grow back thicker

No way. Laser hair removal permanently stops hair growth by damaging the follicles so they’re unable to grow hair. It can take a series of treatments to completely stop a follicle from producing hair. Until then, if you do notice hair regrowth, the hair itself will be much finer than it was before treatment.

Myth: Treatments only work on people with fair skin

Laser hair removal can be a safe, effective choice for people of all skin tones. It’s true that darker skin tends to absorb more of the laser energy, which means there’s an elevated chance of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or scars.

The good news is that our team has extensive experience tailoring treatments to every patient based on skin type, skin color, and other factors, so you can feel confident in your treatment and your results.

Myth: Lasers expose you to harmful radiation

Nope. Lasers use focused light energy to heat up follicles. There’s no radiation used at all.

Myth: Laser hair removal is really painful

When performed by a skilled professional, laser hair removal causes little discomfort. Most people liken the bursts of laser energy to the sensation of a snapping rubber band.

It’s certainly not as painful as yanking the hair roots out with wax or tweezers. If you have very sensitive skin or if you’re nervous about your treatment, we can apply a topical agent to numb your skin prior to your treatment.

Myth: All you need is one session

Laser hair removal works on follicles that are in their active growth phase. Because each individual hair grows on its own timetable, you need a series of treatments to ensure all follicles are treated at their optimal time. Your provider spaces out your treatments over several weeks to capture every hair during its growth phase for smooth, sexy results.

Myth: Anyone can perform laser hair removal

Plenty of places advertise laser hair removal, but it’s really important to make sure you select a licensed provider with extensive experience, like the team at Laser Bar and Spa. Only an experienced provider can ensure you get the best results in the fewest treatments.

Plus, without proper education and experience, an unskilled provider could wind up injuring you, burning your skin, causing hyperpigmentation, or even giving you permanent scars in the treatment area.

Myth: It takes a long time to heal after your treatment

The opposite is true: There’s no downtime at all after laser hair removal. Yes, your skin will be a little red and sensitive for about a day, and you should do everything you can to prevent sun exposure while the skin is irritated. But you can go right back to your regular activities immediately following your treatment.

Myth: Laser hair removal only works on your legs

You can have laser hair removal performed on just about any part of your body, including:

  • Your legs
  • Your arms and underarms
  • Your back and chest
  • Your bikini area
  • Your face (including your chin and upper lip)

Better still, our team can treat more than one area in a single session.

Enjoy smoother, sexier skin

Forget hours spent waxing, shaving, and plucking. Laser hair removal can give you the smooth skin you want without the hassle.

What is the most serious hazard associated with laser hair removal?

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One of the most common dangers associated with improperly performed laser hair removal procedures are burns, which may occur if the skin, rather than the hair follicle, absorbs the laser energy