Photorejuvenation and photoepilation (photo epilation) – methods actually allows radically solve the problem of unwanted body hair for a long time or forever. In the world this technology exists and has been used successfully in practice for over 20 years. However, around the laser epilation, there are several myths that distort the idea of it and its possibilities.

Myth 1. Laser epilation is harmful to health, the laser affects the internal organs and can damage them.

The depth of penetration of the laser beam in the epilation is 1-4 mm, it reaches only to the hair follicles, and then completely dissipated and never gets deeper! When exposed to the laser destroys only the hair follicle. The laser beam glides over the skin without damaging it. The only thing can arise after the procedure – redness, similar to what occurs in humans, who visited in the sun. This reddening is partly a measure of correctly performed the procedure. A few hours later the redness will completely hide.

Myth 2. Photoepilation causes scarring and ingrown hairs.

For several years, during which we are engaged in laser hair removal, scarring after the procedure had ever seen. Scarring often occurs during the electroepilation where needles are introduced into the skin. Since laser epilation is not accompanied by a violation of the skin integrity, there is no scarring.

Ingrown hairs, which are often accompanied by wax depilation does not occur during laser hair removal. Moreover, laser hair removal is recommended as a method of eliminating these symptoms.

Myth 3. Photo epilation is expensive.

Depends of to compare. Over the past few years, prices for laser hair removal in Ukraine practically unchanged. The cost of procedures on the same equipment in Russia, Europe or the United States is much higher!

How much today costs a visit to the restaurant?

In addition, calculate how much money is usually the woman spends a year on the purchase of depilation (razors, creams, foams, etc.). And for 10 years? And count the cost of the course of laser epilation (6-8 sessions and the interval of 2-3 months and all). Compare these numbers!

Myth 4. Laser epilation is painful.

It is impossible to say definitely. Depends on what to compare and what criteria for assessment of pain are used. It all depends on the individual threshold for pain. Feelings at laser epilation are likely to be called unpleasant, they are comparable with a click on the skin but generally are well tolerated. However, for the most sensitive places on the body (bikini, underarms), in some cases, is applied an anesthetic cream. Definitely, waxing and mechanical depilation is many times more painful!

Myth 5. Blonde hair can be removed.

Laser epilation is based on the principle of “selective photothermolysis”. He means that laser light is absorbed by the target organ (the dark pigment in the hair – melanin or hemoglobin in the vessel). At the same time the surrounding skin, which contains no pigment, is not damaged. Thus, light, gray or vellus hair cannot be “seen” by laser and, accordingly, cannot be removed. Moreover, to date there is neither laser no photoepilators that would successfully and radically eliminate vellus or gray hair. This is contrary to the principle of light hair removal.

Myth 6. You can remove the hair in 1 session once and forever. The result after laser epilation is 100%.

Unfortunately, it is impossible in 1 time to get the desired effect. The laser light is absorbed only “mature” hair follicles. Such follicles on the body at the same time from 5 to 20%. Destroyed follicles have no further increase, however, grow new hair. The complete cycle of hair change takes from 8 months to 2 years. At this period is calculated course of procedures in order to capture the maximum number of “mature” hair. In excess hair growth is influenced by many factors, such as endocrine disorders, hormonal imbalances, etc., so no one can give 100% guarantee that within a few years, the hair did not start to grow. Usually after 4 treatments and after 4 years germination of less than 40% of the hair (the data of multicenter studies). On a similar effect should be expected.

Myth 7. Laser epilation can not be performed on tanned skin.

Of course in the time of sunbath in the skin produces melanin, which is target for the laser, so, in such case the risk of getting burn much higher. But on today already exists the equipment hat allows at adequate selection of programs to provide the effect without damaging the tanned skin. Such a device, for example, is in our clinic.

Myth 8. The laser promotes the appearance of tumors of the skin.

Skin tumors are a contraindication for laser epilation. Ultraviolet wave (320-400nm has oncoogenic effect, and it is not in a laser beam. Thus, to provoke the emergence of skin tumors you can more likely when you visit a solarium than laser procedures.

Myth 9. After procedure of removing the hair grows more severe, their number increases.

On the contrary, sprouted hairs become softer, and their number is significantly reduced, and by the third session there is a long lasting effect. Sometimes, after the two procedures is indeed observed increased growth, the so-called “synchronization.” This is considered a manifestation of the stimulative effect of the laser and shows just about the effectiveness of epilation. After such a “mass” of germination is removed much more hair than usual.

Myth 10. Photoepilation more effective than laser epilation.

ФPhotoepilator and the laser – a variety of devices that are used for photo-induced hair removal. These devices use the same principle of the impact of “selective photothermolysis”. And in fact, and in another case, a target for a beam of light is melanin in the hair follicle. In fact, photoepilator – historically earlier type of apparatus, for example, than the diode laser. Today, it is a diode laser is considered the most advanced, safe and efficient model and it is believed that the effect of laser epilation after this the longest.

Myth 11. Laser epilation works “is not at all.”

The laser effect on melanin in the hair follicle selectively! No melanin – no effect. The lighter and thinner hair, the harder to remove it. Another question is if there is no adequate effect of removing black hair – you should think about the presence of hormonal disorders. The growth of hard black hair on the face – is a consequence. The reason lies in the interior of the body. The cause of hormonal failure should be identified and treated. Then the effect of epilation will be.