Laser Hair Removal Safety: Let’s Talk About the Cancer Myth

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective hair removal methods for anyone seeking permanent reduction in unwanted hair. If you haven’t joined the club just yet, the concept might sound a little bit wild at first. Do you want laser beams zapping at your leg hairs? Should you be worried about a beam of light getting anywhere near your unmentionables? Does laser hair removal cause cancer? Let’s get serious for a sec. We trust the science. There is no credible evidence that laser hair removal causes cancer or increases your cancer risk. We’re talking about professional laser hair removal and at-home treatments here.  Laser hair removal is a safe, effective way to approach hair reduction. In fact, it...

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Why Should I Shave Before Laser Hair Removal?

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: You should definitely shave before laser hair removal.  Whether you’re hitting the salon for a professional treatment or using an IPL device for easy hair removal at home, shaving beforehand is a key part of your prep. Ignore that advice and you’re setting yourself up for failure. Well, technically, you’re setting up the laser for failure, but it’s one and the same when you’re hoping for baby soft skin. We know you want to toss those razors out for good — and we’re here for it! But we’re going to ask you to hold out just a little bit longer. We promise it’ll be worth it in the end. Shaving...

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How many sessions of laser hair removal will you need?

We really hate answers that leave you with more questions, but when it comes to how many sessions of laser hair removal you’ll need, it really depends. Laser hair removal generally takes 3, 6, or 12 sessions. The number of sessions you need depends on the body part you want to see hair-free, the type of hair you're working with, and even your hormones. For most people, 4-6 initial treatment sessions with maintenance touch ups every few months after that is plenty to keep skin laser smooth. We know, we know… it’s a lot! Even though you’re working toward permanent hair reduction here, you could spend a good chunk of time (and change) getting there.  The good news is, permanent...

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How IPL Treatment Works & Why You Need It

IPL treatment for hair removal is nothing new. People have been using the light-based treatment to permanently remove unwanted hair since the mid-1990s. We’ve come a long way since then, and we’re not just talking about mom jeans. Those are back, though, right? IPL treatment today is more efficient and less painful than other hair removal methods, and at-home hair removal devices are just as effective at doing away with unwanted hair.   While it’s often referred to as IPL laser treatment, it’s not technically a laser doing the heavy lifting. Let’s get into all that and why it doesn’t get much better than IPL treatment for permanently hair-free legs, armpits, and any other fuzz that’s giving you grief. How IPL...

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Is Laser Hair Removal Really Permanent?

A big draw of laser hair removal is that it lasts longer than other hair removal methods out there. Shaving only lasts a few days and is notorious for ingrown hairs and the dreaded razor burn. Waxing might last a few weeks, but it’s painful — and who wants to let their hair grow out that long between treatments?     So how long does laser hair removal last, really? We’ll be honest, results can vary from person to person, but most people stay hair-free for years.  Does laser hair removal last permanently? Laser hair removal does not last permanently for everyone, but it can result in permanent hair reduction in targeted areas.  Let’s take a look at how it...

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