Myths About Epilation
Having permanent options for removing unwanted hair is very important for many women. Unwanted body and facial hair can cause self esteem issues and can be cosmetically unattractive. There are many short term hair removal options, but few long term or permanent hair removal options. Epilation is one of the options that claims to be permanent or at least very long term. However, epilation comes with a lot of myths. Read on to determine the truth behind the myths.
Myth # 1
The laser rays used in epilation are dangerous.
Truth – The laser rays that are begin used in epilation are formed from a certain wave length. The ray penetrates the skin very minimally, about a few millimeters. This will destroy the hair follicle, but will not cause damage to the skin or tissue surrounding it. It is very safe for your skin and your overall health.
Epilation is not recommended for sensitive areas on the body.
Truth – Permanent epilation is safe for the entire body, except close the the eyes. It is true that it will be a little uncomfortable in sensitive areas, but it will not cause any harm.
Epilation treatments cannot be performed in the summer months.
Truth – It is perfectly safe to have epilation treatments done during the summer months. However, there are a few things that must be followed if you decide to have the treatments during the summer. You have to make sure that you do not expose your skin to sun rays and therefore, you wear SPF continuously.
Epilation causes burns and scarring.
Truth – If you are being treated by a professional you will not experience any burns or scarring.
Epilation is not ideal for patients with hormonal disorders.
Truth – Epilation is an excellent choice for people that suffer from hormonal disorders. In fact, more than 60% of people that receive the treatments suffer from hormonal disorders.
Results only last a few years.
Truth – The length of results depends on the type of laser used and how often you go for treatments.