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Hair is Hair: Why Laser Hair Removal is for Everyone

Unwanted hair doesn’t care who you are. It just grows … but that doesn’t mean that you have to be stuck with it forever. Most of us try to keep the hair at bay – at least temporarily – with an endless routine of shaving and waxing. But if you’ve ever nicked yourself shaving or had your hair ripped out with molten wax, chances are that you’ve considered laser hair removal at some point.

Perhaps you’ve even done some research online about it. While the internet has a lot of good information, it is common to find some that is misleading, outdated or just plain wrong as well.

The laser hair removal experts at Milan Laser Hair Removal have heard just about every myth and misconception there is about laser hair removal. Here’s the truth about the most common laser hair removal myths out there:

Myth No. 1: It’s only safe to treat certain skin tones.

Truth: This might have been true when the FDA first approved laser hair removal back in the late ’90s, but a lot has changed since then. There are more lasers on the market than there used to be, and technology has advanced quite a bit to make laser hair removal safe for all skin tones. A laser like the GentleMax Pro, which is what Milan uses, will provide you with safe laser hair removal treatments. It utilizes two laser technologies: one that’s geared toward fair skin and one that’s geared toward darker skin, which allows Milan to create customized treatment plans to fit the exact needs of each client’s skin tone and hair type.

Myth No. 2: Results are only temporary.

Truth: Each laser hair removal treatment will provide you with permanent results when done properly. During the treatment, a laser pulse is delivered directly to the hair follicle, which destroys it so that it can never grow again. That being said, new hair follicles can become active for a variety of reasons such as pregnancy, menopause, age, or genetics, and new hair can grow. 

Most places that offer laser hair removal services sell packages of six or nine sessions; keep in mind that at these places, you might need to buy more packages or pay touchup fees down the road. Your best option is to find a place that offers unlimited laser hair removal sessions for life at no additional cost like Milan does.

Myth No. 3: The treatments will be too painful.

Truth: While it doesn’t exactly tickle, laser hair removal is significantly less painful than a wax. Most lasers have a comfort feature built in or one that is used as part of the treatment process to help make the treatments more comfortable. Some of the less sophisticated methods include using a numbing cream, messy gel or blowing chilled air onto the area being treated to help ease any discomfort. 

For the most comfortable laser hair removal treatments, you’ll want to go somewhere like Milan that uses a laser with a built-in, cooling mist. This technology releases a cooling mist immediately after each pulse of the laser during a treatment. Milan’s clients have described it as feeling like the sting of a rubber band snap that fades away instantly.

Myth No. 4: It’s more expensive than waxing or shaving.

Truth: With a lifetime of waxing or shaving, you’ll only ever get temporary results and will always need to keep spending more money and more time to maintain those results. A monthly leg waxing appointment alone can cost more than $15,000 in a lifetime. When you compare that to the cost of laser hair removal, you’ll save money – not to mention time – with the permanent results that you can get with laser hair removal.

Some places also offer payment plans to help make it more affordable. Milan offers some great specials as well as no-interest laser hair removal payment plans with payments that can be as low as $29 a month

Myth No. 5: It’s not as convenient as waxing or shaving.

Truth: While it’s true that you can shave or wax from the comfort of your own home, you’re still only going to get rid of that hair for a few days or weeks. Many companies that offer laser hair removal services do their best to make it as convenient as possible for you to get permanent results by offering evening and weekend appointment options as well as multiple locations. 

Milan is open evenings and weekends and has two locations in the area. Unlike painful waxing, there’s no downtime after a treatment. You can be in and out and get right back to your day!

While this isn’t an exhaustive list of laser hair removal questions, we hope that it helps shed some light on the truth about laser hair removal. 

If you have more questions, you can visit with a local expert at Milan Laser in Durham or Raleigh. Call 833-No-Razor, or book your free consultation today

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