Debunking The Biggest Misconceptions About Laser Facial Hair Removal

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For those who have unwanted facial hair, constant shaving, waxing, and hair removal products get old really fast. Laser hair removal for the unwanted hair on your face is always a good option, but because there are so many myths and misconceptions about the procedure, you may never consider this as a serious option. Before you reach for that razor, smelly hair remover, or painful wax yet again to tackle that unsightly hair growth, it is a good idea to get to know some of the biggest misconceptions about laser facial hair removal and the actual facts.

Misconception: Laser hair removal is only a temporary solution and must be ongoing to be effective.

Fact: Because the treatment of unwanted hair with a laser can take several sessions, many people assume that the effects must only be temporary. However, studies show that most patients see permanent hair loss after just three to six sessions of laser treatment. As long as you follow the rules, such as staying out of the sun right after treatment, you should see permanent results after just a handful of sessions.

Misconception: Laser hair removal can leave noticeable scars on your face.

Fact: Scarring from laser hair removal is usually only an issue with specific types of skin. For example, people who have a darker complexion with more pigment may see noticeable markings after laser hair removal sessions. When you visit a laser hair removal professional, your skin will be assessed initially to ensure that you are a good candidate for the treatment. If scarring could be an issue, the most skilled professionals will not perform the procedure at all. However, even with an average skin type, you could see some mild redness or swelling immediately after treatment that will dissipate soon after.

Misconception: Removing hair from your face with a laser is an expensive treatment.

Fact: The price you will pay to have treatment with a laser hair removing professional always depends on the area of the body being treated. In general terms, smaller areas are less costly. However, treatment of the face is a bit more time-consuming and may require the use of smaller, more tedious to operate equipment. Therefore, the cost usually falls somewhere between $600 and $900 per treatment, according to Most people find this cost to be rather reasonable in comparison to what they would spend for years worth of other hair removal products.

For more information and options, talk with a laser hair removal company, such as The Sheen Vein Institute, directly. 


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