6 Laser Hair Removal Myths Busted And More

Have you ever calculated how much time you devote to hair removal? Hair removal on the legs, underarms, brows, and arms has become a daily, weekly, and monthly ritual, but it does not have to be. Hair removal is a time-consuming and thankless task because it keeps growing back. Shaving, waxing, and threading all have advantages, but what if you didn't have to choose any of these because the hair was permanently removed?

This is where modern laser hair removal techniques come into play. The Diode laser is considered the "gold standard" in hair removal machines. This machine has a built-in cooling system and reduces the risk of hyperpigmentation.

Laser Hair Removal vs Laser Hair Reduction

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What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal works by destroying the ability of the hair follicle to grow new hair. This means that hair removal will be reduced indefinitely. These hair follicles can regrow over time, possibly as a result of hormonal changes, so maintenance treatments may be required.

Myths surrounding Laser Hair Removal

Is laser hair removal only for hair?Is laser hair removal only for hair?

It can also treat other types of skin problems, such as vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, hemangioma, and nail fungus, to name a few.

Is it painful to use laser hair removal?Is it painful to use laser hair removal?

Not at all; the Diode laser that we use has a specialised cooling system to keep you comfortable and pain-free.

Is hair removal only for women?Is hair removal only for women?


Laser hair removal is effective on all hair colours.Laser hair removal is effective on all hair colours.

No, this is not true; this treatment can only be used on dark hair. Other treatments are available for people with light hair, so make an appointment with your dermatologist to discuss your options.

I don't have to shave before treatment.I don't have to shave before treatment.

This is also false. For the majority of people, shaving the area prior to treatment is the best course of action. Waxing, threading, or epilation can all cause problems.

I can get treatment if I have a tan.I can get treatment if I have a tan.

This is also false; treatment cannot be performed if you have a tan.

Dr Niketa Sonavane is a Celebrity Dermatologist and founder of Ambrosia Aesthetics, Mumbai. She is considered as one of the best dermatologist in Mumbai.
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