There’s a lot of weird rumors going around about laser hair reduction treatment. Maybe it’s because the word “lasers” brings Independence Day-like visions to your head, maybe you fear getting burned, all sorts of things.
Well, it’s time to put those rumors to rest once and for all, and that why we, at your Long Island Medical Spa, are here to clear up the misinformation. We’ve got our myth busting pants on and we’re ready to bring the truth to the people.
1. Laser Hair reduction is super painful
Laser Hair reduction has come a long way since their inception in the mid 1990s. While certain areas will have more pain than others, others will have no pain at all. All things considered, you should expect a pain level somewhere on the scale of tiny pin pricks to a rubber band snap, but it could be less. Just remember that it’s a lot less painful than waxing and way more permanent.
2. Laser hair reduction isn’t safe.
Wrong! The Lumenis LightSheer Duet has been cleared by the FDA for use on all skin types. Laser hair reduction machines emits no radiation, so it’s completely safe for your skin. There IS radiation between the light barriers of the laser, but it never leaves that space. These are way friendlier lasers than the ones you’ve grown up seeing in the movies. Visions of the “Independence Day” laser should stay buried deep within the 90s.
3. Laser hair reduction uses messy gels
Nope, this isn’t an ultrasound, people. Gels were also used when doing Intense Pulse Light Treatments for hair removal and reduction, but the Lightsheer Lumenis Duet doesn’t need any gel. You can get a numbing cream administered to reduce pain, but the Lumenis process is about as clean as it gets. Get in, get a round of treatment, get out and on with your life.
4. Laser hair reduction is expensive
As the technology has improved, laser hair reduction methods have become increasingly affordable. A small area could cost you as little as $300 total for treatments. The price increases as the area and number of treatments increase (and you pay-per-treatment). However, when you compare it to the lifetime cost of $30+ waxes every two weeks or so, and purchasing packs of razor heads and blades every month, there’s really no comparison.
Let’s do the math.
Let’s say you got you got your bikini area waxed for a total of $800.
If you chose to wax your bikini line, you’d paying about $35 (with tip) every month or so. That means you’d only have to wax about 23 times before you’ve already hit the same price as laser hair reduction.
And in terms of razors, a pack of 8 Venus razor heads costs about $20. Assuming you replace the razor blade every two weeks, you’d already reach $800 after 20 months, or a little over a year and a half.
So, to put it all in perspective, laser hair reduction is cheaper and less painful than traditional hair removal methods. What are you waiting for? Call us at our Long Island Medical Spa today for a consultation!