Addressing Myths About Laser Hair Removal

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September 15, 2023

laser hair removalLaser hair removal is a powerful skin treatment that provides a more convenient option for addressing body hair. However, even as widespread as this treatment is, there are still a lot of myths that surround it. Almost all of these myths originated decades ago when laser skin treatments were still in development, long before the advanced solutions millions of people enjoy today. Here are a few myths knowing the truth about, once and for all.

Most Common Myths About Laser Hair Removal

It Hurts

In comparison to methods like waxing, laser hair removal is rather painless. Many people compare it to being snapped by a rubber band. The degree of discomfort you experience during the treatment will depend, of course, on the size of the region being treated and your own pain tolerance.

It Only Works on Certain Skin Tones

It's true that before advancements in laser hair removal technology, not everyone was a candidate since older systems relied entirely on the contrast between the skin tone and the color of the hair. Though patients with stark differences in their hair and skin tones continue to be the greatest candidates for laser hair removal, even patients with low contrast have the potential to benefit from laser hair removal.

It's Only for Women

Despite popular belief, laser hair removal isn't only for women. Most everyone has body hair, and both men and women benefit from this treatment. Laser hair removal can be done in the following areas:

  • Face
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Pubic area

Schedule an Appointment for Laser Hair Removal in Chevy Chase, MD

Under the leadership of Dr. Margaret Sommerville, the experienced staff at Chevy Chase Dermatology is committed to providing each patient with the personalized attention they deserve while addressing all of their aesthetic and medical skin care requirements.

Dr. Sommerville is well regarded for her expertise in non-invasive methods of acne care and skin rejuvenation treatments, including laser hair removal in Chevy Chase, MD.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Somerville to see if laser hair removal is right for you, please contact (301) 656-7546 today.

Category: Laser/IPL Hair Removal

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