Laser hair removal experts Milan Laser Hair Removal dispel common myths about ditching your razor and ridding yourself of unwanted hair.

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"Unwanted hair doesn’t care if you identify as gay, straight, bisexual, transgender or anything else—It just grows, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with it forever."
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Unwanted hair doesn’t care if you identify as gay, straight, bisexual, transgender or anything else—It just grows, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with it forever. 

Many of us try in vain to maintain smooth, hair-free skin through painful, temporary methods. We feel doomed to live in an endless cycle of shaving and waxing, constantly ripping out our hair—literally—with hot wax and nicking ourselves while shaving gets old fast and has many of us looking for a better, permanent solution. Enter laser hair removal. Most have heard of laser hair removal, but distinguishing fact from fiction isn’t always easy when it comes to this popular hair removal method.

That’s where the laser hair removal experts at Milan Laser Hair Removal come in. They have heard every falsehood, misconception and myth there is about laser hair removal. Thankfully, they’re here to bust some of the most common laser hair removal myths and help you decide if ditching the razor is right for you. 

Here are a few myths about laser hair removal you may have heard: 

  1. “Laser hair removal is only safe for certain skin tones.”

    "Today, there are more lasers on the market and technology has advanced to make laser hair removal safe for all skin tones when performed correctly."
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When laser hair removal was approved by the FDA in the ’90s, many thought it was only safe for individuals with fair skin and dark hair. Today, there are more lasers on the market, and technology has advanced to make laser hair removal safe for all skin tones when performed correctly. For example, a laser such as the Candela GentleMax Pro—used by Milan Laser—provides clients with the safest laser hair removal treatments. That’s because it features two technologies: the Nd: YAG laser for darker skin tones and the Alexandrite laser for lighter skin tones. These allow places like Milan Laser to create customized treatment plans that fit the exact needs of clients’ skin tones and hair types.

  1. “Results from laser hair removal are temporary.”

Each laser hair removal treatment gives you permanent results when performed correctly. The reason being that during each treatment, a laser pulse is delivered directly to the hair follicle. The follicle is heated and destroyed, so it can never, ever grow again. But our bodies are unpredictable—new hair follicles can become active, and new hair can grow due to hormone changes, age, genetics and more. This is where touch-ups come in. 

Be wary of medspas that offer laser hair removal services and sell outdated packages of six to nine sessions. The average Milan Laser client needs about seven to 10 treatments to be hair-free, so while it may be cheaper to purchase those medspa packages initially, you’ll likely have to pay for touch-ups or buy additional packages to get the results you want. If you can, take advantage of places that offer unlimited laser hair removal sessions for life, like Milan Laser. That way, you’ll never have to worry about touch-up fees or buying more sessions.

When comparing the total costs of hair-removal processes, laser hair removal comes out ahead.
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  1. “Laser hair removal is painful.”

Laser hair removal is significantly less painful than waxing. Many say it stings like a rubber band snap, but only for a millisecond—the time it takes for the laser to zap your hair. Many lasers, such as the Candela GentleMax Pro used at Milan Laser, have built-in comfort features. Some less-sophisticated, outdated lasers have numbing creams, messy gels or chilled air that’s blown on the treatment area. However, the Candela utilizes a cooling cryogen mist that’s released immediately after each laser pulse to reduce any potential discomfort.

  1.   “Laser hair removal is expensive.”

Here’s the truth: A lifetime of waxing and shaving is a bottomless pit of expenses. You get temporary results, and you’ll spend money over and over to maintain those results. The average person spends $3,800 in a lifetime on shaving essentials such as razors, creams, and exfoliators. With waxing, $24,000 is spent over a lifetime on salon appointments. But no one has ever waxed and shaved and then never had to again.

On the flipside: laser hair removal is cost-effective—it’s an investment rather than an expense. When comparing the cost of laser hair removal, it’s easy to see that time and money are saved. On average at Milan Laser, clients are 95%+ hair-free in seven to 10 treatments. To make beauty and confidence affordable, many places will offer payment plans. For instance, Milan Laser offers great specials plus no-interest, affordable laser hair removal payment plans that can be as low as $29 a month.

  1.  “Laser hair removal is more inconvenient than waxing and shaving.”

Indeed, the process of shaving is easy, quick and done from home. Waxing is done quickly in a salon, and it’s easy to book appointments—you’re still only seeing results for a few weeks. On the other hand, laser hair removal treatments are also quick, but the results are permanent. Plus, many places make treatments as easy and convenient as possible by offering evening and weekend appointments. 

Case in point, Milan Laser is open weekends and evenings to fit the busiest schedules, and has four Salt Lake City locations to make scheduling an appointment easy. And, unlike painful waxing appointments, there’s no downtime after laser hair removal treatments—you’re in and out and can go on with your day! 

While there are many more myths out there about laser hair removal, at least you can consider these myths busted! Ready to ditch waxing and shaving for good? Feel free to give the experts at Milan Laser a call at 833-NO-RAZOR or go in for a free consultation to visit with a local laser hair removal expert at any of Milan Laser’s locations in Bountiful, Orem, Riverdale, and Sandy. 

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Milan Laser Hair Removal provide some of the highest-quality laser hair removal in the Salt Lake Valley.
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