Hair Removal Myths

Hair Removal Myths

     We all struggle with aggravating, unwanted body and facial hair -most of us have resorted to some extreme or misguided efforts in the quest for silky, smooth skin. There are lots of myths and misconceptions surrounding laser hair removal and waxing.

Myth: Shaving will make your hair grow back worse.
Reality: This is false, virgin body hair has a thin tapered end on it that lies flush with the skins surface making it feel soft. the act of shaving removes this soft narrow end resulting in a hair that FEELS coarser but in reality it isn’t.

Myth: Laser hair removal removes unwanted hair permanently.
Reality: While laser hair removal is often the best choice when dealing with unwanted hair, it only treats the hair that is in its active growing phase. Its important to treat the area every 4-6 weeks for a minimum of six sessions to acheive the best results. Your hair will be permanently REDUCED but often occasional touch ups are necessary.

Myth: Re using wax sticks is okay.
Reality: Wax is NOT hot enough to kill bacteria. If you see your waxing technician re using wax sticks RUN!! This is not only gross it is potentially dangerous. A warm wax pot is an ideal breeding ground for fungi, and other pathogens. Not to mention the ick factor of having your lip wax performed with wax contaminated from the previous guests brazilian wax.

Myth: Waxing and Laser hair removal methods are always painful.
Reality: While there is no sure fire way to make waxing and laser painless, there are things you can do to minimize discomfort. Schedule your appointment one week after your period has ended so your hormone levels won’t make you extra sensitive.
Also, avoid eating or drinking caffinated or sugary foods prior to your service. Last but not least, take an ibuprofen or acetaminophen prior to your appointment. It will help reduce any pain or irritation during and after your service.

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