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Four Laser Hair Removal Myths Busted

   

As laser hair removal becomes a highly-sought-after approach to removing unwanted hair, the myths surrounding this procedure have become exaggerated. As an aesthetic practitioner, you may want to familiarize yourself with these myths to inform your clients and ease their worries. Astanza has come up with four of the most common myths about laser hair removal and exposes the truth to bust these fabrications.


Myth #1: Laser Hair Removal is Timely and Costly

Laser hair removal taking several hours is a thing of the past! Astanza’s MeDioStar is an example of just that, as laser hair removal sessions can take under three minutes for a small body area like the underarms. Other larger areas like the back or legs can be treated as quickly as under 15 minutes thanks to the additional extra-large Monolith handpiece with a spot size of 10cm2

If your clients are weary of the cost of laser hair removal, you can compare the cost of these long-lasting results with other methods of hair removal. For example, if an individual is actively shaving from the age of 13 until the age of 60, the number of shaving products and supplies that are bought in that time frame become more expensive than the cost of laser hair removal treatments. Razors and shaving cream can cost up to a staggering $6,000 in an individual’s lifetime! Choosing laser hair removal over shaving can yield a whopping 47% price cut and gives customers better, long-lasting results. While the total cost of laser hair removal may deter some customers, aesthetic practitioners often offer treatment packages and monthly installment payment plans. Offering various types of pricing allows for more people to walk through your aesthetic clinic’s doors and purchase laser hair removal treatments.

Myth #2: Laser Hair Removal has Painful Side Effects

Another myth about laser hair removal is that it leaves painful side effects like scars or burns. In actuality, laser hair removal is the safest and most effective method of removing unwanted hair. Using an FDA-cleared, reliable laser is extremely important when it comes to proper treatment. The Asclepion MeDioStar hair removal laser backed by Astanza can customize all treatments to your clients’ skin types so that the laser does not burn their skin. In addition, the MeDioStar’s 360º skin cooling handpieces allow all patients to receive comfortable treatments while instantly cooling the skin before and during each pulse.

The MeDioStar also ensures an even distribution of energy over the entire treatment spot, preventing the form of hot spots and decreasing the risk of side effects. The spot size on the handpieces makes it easier for an aesthetic practitioner to utilize the laser when treating larger areas. The 360º cooling design also allows practitioners to go over the same spot multiple times without any risk of side effects.

Myth #3: Laser Works Only on Lighter Skin Types

The laser technology world continues to advance and now includes modern lasers with customizations for diverse skin types. Utilizing technology that has the capability to customize treatment settings is extremely important when it comes to safely and effectively treating all skin types. The MeDioStar’s wavelength combination of 810/940 nm, variable pulse length, and a cooling system integrated within the handpiece guarantees safe treatment for all skin types, including freshly tanned skin. 

Myth #4: You Only Need One Treatment Session

To achieve long-lasting results, most clients will need an average of six to eight treatment sessions. However, a client’s hair should grow finer and weaker even after the first session. Results will become more evident with every additional treatment until all the follicles are destroyed and hair growth is stopped. 

Multiple treatments are necessary because laser hair removal is only active during a specific phase in the hair growth cycle. There are three phases in the hair growth cycle: the anagen phase, catagen phase, and telogen phase. The anagen phase is when hair actively grows and is the only stage where laser hair removal is successful. Since all hairs grow at different growth cycle stages, multiple treatments are necessary to targe most hair follicles in their anagen phase.

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