Laser hair removal in Singapore has become a popular alternative to other hair remover methods like shaving, waxing, and twee-zing. Not only does laser hair removal bypass problems such as ingrown hairs, nicks, and irritation, it also leaves the skin touch-ably smooth for months.
Laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin in hair follicles. Of course, this beauty treatment doesn’t come without a host of myths and misconceptions. Let’s look at and debunk some of the most common misconceptions about laser hair removal in Singapore.
1. Laser Hair Removal Removes 100% of Your Hair
One of the biggest misconceptions is that laser hair removal removes 100% of your hair. In reality, the procedure removes about 80 to 90%. However, any hair left behind should be fine and light.
2. Laser Hair Removal Is Permanent
Studies have shown that laser hair removal can reduce hair counts by 20 to 90% on good candidates.
According to US FDA, laser devices cannot claim ‘permanent hair removal’ unless the FDA determines that there is sufficient data of the results.
However, Laser Hair Removal is FDA-cleared for ‘permanent hair reduction’ which means that although the laser treatment will permanently ‘reduce’ the total number of hair, they will not result in permanent removal of all hair.
Hence, the treatment is not permanent hair removal but the result is ‘long-term’ with a stable reduction of hair.
Furthermore, the duration of results can also vary depending on how many treatments you get and the amount of hair you had when you started. Touch-ups sessions can help you maintain good results.
3. People with Sensitive Skin Shouldn’t Get Laser Hair Removal
If you have sensitive skin, you may think that you can’t get laser hair removal without suffering the painful consequences. In reality, laser hair removal is great for sensitive skin. After a session of laser hair removal, sensitive skin sufferers will no longer have to worry about itchy stubble or irritating waxing.
4. Laser Hair Removal Is Expensive
Permanent hair removal is more affordable than you would think. The laser hair removal cost can actually be quite affordable when you consider how much you’re currently spending on razor blades and waxing products. Add in more costs for shaving gels, after-shave lotions, and similar products.
5. You Should Wait Until Your Ingrown Hairs Clear Up
It’s a common misconception that you should wait until your ingrown hairs clear up before undergoing hair removal. The laser can actually help accelerate the healing period of ingrown hairs.
6. Anyone Can Perform Laser Hair Removal
Before going to your local spa or salon for laser hair removal, know that only medical doctors are allowed to perform FDA-cleared laser hair removal in Singapore. Medical and aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez at the Cutis Laser Clinics was the regional trainer for Cutera Inc. laser and light aesthetic procedures. Rest assured that she has the experience, skill, and qualifications needed to perform laser hair removal.
So which procedure is best? At Cutis, we offer Cutera Laser Hair Removal. This FDA-cleared advanced laser technology can treat both men and women with all skin types and skin tones safely and effectively.
Most areas require at least eight treatments on average, but ultimately depend on the area being treated and your unique hair growth cycle. Other popular hair removal procedures include LHE (Light and heat energy) and IPL (Intense pulse light) hair removal.
Want to learn how to remove hair without waxing, shaving, or twee-zing? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sylvia Ramirez today at the Cutis Laser Clinics.