Myths and Facts About Laser Hair Removal

Do you experience unwanted body hair that won’t seem to go away, no matter what treatment you try? If you’re tired of shaving daily and dealing with frustrating side effects like razor bumps and ingrown hairs, it’s time to ponder a more permanent solution, such as laser hair removal.

Dr. Karol Gutowski and his highly trained, professional team at Lincoln Park Aesthetics use state-of-the-art laser technology to remove undesired hair once and for all in just a few short treatments. Learn about some of the myths that surround laser hair removal and the realities behind this simple procedure.

Myth: Laser hair removal is painful

In fact, the majority of patients do not experience pain from the laser hair removal procedure. At most, you might experience some discomfort.

When Dr. Gutowski uses the laser on your skin, you might feel a sensation similar to when a rubber band snaps on your skin. You may experience mild skin irritation after the procedure, which will go away within 24 hours.

Myth: Laser hair removal works on only some parts of the body

In fact, our advanced laser technology works on nearly any area of your body where you have unwanted dark hairs. The adjustable laser can target small to very large areas of unwanted body hair.

Our team can perform laser hair removal on your face, legs, feet and hands, bikini line, arms and legs, and stomach.

Myth: Laser hair removal causes scarring 

In fact, the lasers we use are safe for patients of all skin pigments, and you don’t have to worry about any damage to your skin. Laser hair removal works on hair follicles while ensuring that your surrounding skin stays safe.

After we perform each treatment, your skin might temporarily look red or irritated, but it returns to normal within a day. Avoid the sun for a week after each procedure, as your skin will be more sensitive than usual.

Myth: Laser hair removal causes more body hair to grow back

In fact, laser hair removal does not stimulate hair follicles or cause any additional regrowth of your body hair. Your unwanted body hair will fall out within a month after the treatment, and any new growth will be dramatically reduced. 

Hair follicles form and grow at different schedules from one another, so you’ll need more than one laser session to ensure the laser zaps all your unwanted body hair. Dr. Gutowski recommends 3-6 laser treatments, depending on the size and amount of body hair in your desired removal area.

Laser hair removal is an easy, convenient, and safe way to get rid of pesky, unwanted hairs once and for all. Our skilled team at Lincoln Park Aesthetics, led by Dr. Gutowski, offers personalized treatment to help patients in the Greater Chicago area get the results they’ve been longing for.

To schedule your initial appointment and find out whether laser hair removal is right for you, call us at 618-224-3347 or send us a message here on our website.

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