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Myths About Laser Hair Removal

With summer well underway, 'tis the season for those long-awaited shorts and swimsuits. While many people ease up on their hair removal efforts throughout the chillier months, now’s the time for razors, wax treatments, and other hair removal techniques to get regular use. 

At least, that’s the case until you get laser hair removal. With this long-lasting treatment, Nikunj Patel, MD, FACC, and our team at Neosculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center help people in the Abilene, Texas area get permanently smooth, hair-free skin. 

We want to help you best understand this treatment and how it can work for you, so we’ve decided to bust some of the most popular myths about it. 

The most common laser hair removal myths

#1: Laser hair removal is just for the legs

If you think this treatment has to be confined to your legs, think again. At our office, Dr. Patel can use laser hair removal to eliminate hair from virtually any part of your body that you want. In addition to the legs, we regularly treat unwanted hair on the: 

No matter where you want to get rid of hair, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Patel how laser hair removal can help. 

#2: Only people with light skin can get laser hair removal

Laser hair treatment works because the laser is able to pick out the hair follicle from the surrounding skin. Historically, this has worked best for people with light skin and dark hair because of the increased contrast between the skin and follicle. But today’s lasers are more advanced than ever before and Dr. Patel regularly offers laser hair removal to people with dark skin. 

#3: Laser hair removal isn’t safe

The FDA reviews and approves lasers for hair removal use. Additionally, they specifically recommend laser treatment as a safe way to remove unwanted hair. 

At Neosculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Patel ensures we use only the safest, most proven devices — and that includes the Quanta laser for hair removal. We’re committed to delivering only safe, effective treatment. 

#4: Laser hair removal works with just one treatment

The laser destroys hair follicles when they’re in the anagen phase, or when they’re actively growing hair. This treatment is highly effective, but the laser can’t reach hair follicles in other phases. 

Because only about a third of your hair follicles are in the anagen phase at any given time, Dr. Patel recommends repeat treatments spaced strategically apart. This way, we can address as many of your hair follicles as possible, giving you the best results. 

Now that you know the truth about laser hair removal, does it interest you? If so, don’t hesitate to contact Neosculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center by calling our office or booking your appointment directly online. Our team of hair removal experts is here to help you find out if you’re a candidate for this treatment.

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