Hair removal has become one of the most popular procedures at beauty parlors and centers of aesthetic medicine. Yet, there are still a bunch of false statements and myths that customers firmly believe in. Let’s cover some in detail.
1. Myth: “IF A WOMAN HAS ABUNDANT BODY HAIR, IT IS A SIGN OF HORMONE IMBALANCE”
FACT: This is not always the case. There are two types of excessive hair growth in women. The first one, which is an excessive amount of hair on arms and legs, is not pathological. It is a genetic or racial trait. Their thickness and colour also depend on hereditary factors. We speak of abnormal hair growth when a woman has HIRSUTISM or HYPERTRICHOSIS. In such event, she experiences male-pattern hair growth on her face, chest, and back; besides, the hair is usually very coarse and thick.
A few hairs on upper lip, chin or around nipples is not a sign of disease but mere hormonal fluctuations. These problems are easy to fix, just pay a visit to your gynaecologist. However, when it comes to male-pattern hair growth, medical treatment is essential.
2. Myth: “THE MORE YOU WAX, THE LESS HAIR GROWS BACK”
FACT: Obviously, it is impossible to count accurately, but it seems like after regular waxing there is less hair on your body. In truth, with some of the weaker follicles, hair starts growing slower. When we remove the hair from the root, a longer time is needed for new follicles to form.
3. Myth: “TWEEZING STIMULATES HAIR GROWTH”
FACT: Hair growth can only be affected by internal reasons, mostly related to hormonal changes or other diseases.
4. Myth: “HAIR REMOVAL RESULTS DEPEND ON THE MOON PHASE”
FACT: Orbiting around the Earth, the Moon exerts its gravitational force upon seas and oceans. Some suggest that it influences human scalp and body hair growth the same way. There is no scientific proof of that! But you will lose nothing by testing the hypothesis on yourself!
The thing that does affect hair removal is the use of high-quality laser machines. Positive results are guaranteed!
5. Myth: “APPLYING CREAM AFTER HAIR REMOVAL STUNTS HAIR GROWTH”
FACT: Certain lotions include ingredients that inhibit future hair growth. They penetrate hair follicles and affect keratin, changing the structure of the hair. Hairs grow thinner, weaker and slower. This method is best suited for thick and coarse hair. If you have thin and limp hair, it can increase the risk of ingrown hairs.
We invite you for the laser hair removal treatment at our clinic with world-class machines, Candela MaxPro and Cynosure Elite+.