Laser hair removal is one of the most in-demand beauty treatments.
If you are considering a career opportunity in medical aesthetics, chances are you have probably heard myths about this treatment.
During a training course at the National Laser Institute, you will learn how to safely administer laser hair removal – and debunk a few laser hair removal myths along the way!
Laser Hair Removal Myths
We searched the Internet to bring you the top laser hair removal myths and facts:
Myth 1: Laser hair removal is unsafe
Perhaps this is the most talked about myth. There has been a longstanding belief that this popular medical aesthetics treatment is unsafe, causing bad burns or damage to the skin. In fact, laser hair removal equipment is always approved before it’s made available to consumers. The pulses of light energy used during a laser hair removal treatment are designed to heat and destroy only the hair follicles, leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. When booking a laser hair removal treatment, make sure the beauty clinic uses a laser system approved by the FDA.
Myth 2: Laser hair removal is instant
Body hair is constantly growing at different stages (and every person has their own hair growth pattern), which is why you will learn in cosmetic laser training that it takes multiple treatments to make a client fuzz-free. The number of procedures needed depends on things like skin type and the size of the treatment area.
As a cosmetic laser tech, you may find yourself performing touch-ups on clients who have already had laser hair removal but noticed new or overlooked patches of growth. For the best results, a number of laser hair reduction sessions spread over two to three months will be needed. After completing the initial treatments, the hair will grow back much thinner or not at all.
Myth 3: Do-it-yourself options produce the same results
Yes, there are devices on the market for at-home laser hair removal. While this may seem like an inexpensive and convenient option, these devices aren’t as thorough or effective as professional laser treatments. The laser mechanics, skin typing and laser hair removal techniques you learn during laser training can’t be learned with a DIY laser kit.
Myth 4: A laser hair removal treatment is painful
It’s possible this myth is still around because people say laser hair removal used to be painful. Laser technology has come a long way since the treatment was first introduced. With modern machines, you experience minimal to no discomfort. Many clients say laser hair removal feels like a pinprick.
Myth 5: Everyone is a candidate for laser hair removal
You will learn during laser training that there are several things to consider when evaluating a client for laser hair removal. These include Fitzpatrick Skin Type, sun tanning habits and exclusionary criteria like medication contraindications, use of exfoliant products, etc. During laser hair removal, light is emitted from the laser and attracted to the dark pigment (melanin) in the hair follicles. This means that darker hair may see better results than red, blonde or grey hair.
Laser Training at National Laser Institute
The medical aesthetics industry is the perfect field if you have a passion for health, beauty, and helping others look and feel their best.
National Laser Institute offers laser courses for career changers and estheticians that can be completed in just two weeks!
The Comprehensive Laser Course covers the most in-demand treatments, including laser hair removal, IPL photofacial, skin rejuvenation, skin tightening and more!
During hands-on training in an educational setting, you will have the opportunity to perform the treatments you learned on scheduled clients to gain real-world experience.
Our courses are taught by some of the industry’s leading cosmetic laser techs, skincare experts, nurses and doctors who have seven to 20 years of experience in the medical aesthetics field. During training, you will have the opportunity to learn from up to 13 different instructors!