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7 myths and misconceptions of laser hair removal

For the last couple of years, laser hair removal has become a popular aesthetic treatment for all genders seeking a more permanent solution to unwanted hair.

Although laser hair removal has many known advantages, many misconceptions about it have emerged with its popularity. We gathered the most typical misconceptions about this treatment.

Misconception #1: Laser hair removal is very painful

One of the most spread misconceptions about laser hair removal is that it is excruciating. While some people may experience some discomfort during the session, most people describe the sensation as a slight snapping or stinging. Zemits Quidion triple wavelength is equipped with a Top Active Cooling System system containing a 5-level active cooling system, which minimises discomfort during the treatment.
The cooling complex includes a double water block, reinforced TEC and air cooling, which allows you to work for a long time without overheating the device.

Misconception #2: Laser hair removal is only effective for dark hair

While there is some truth in the statement that laser hair removal is more effective on dark hair, newer technologies have made it possible to remove lighter hair sufficiently.
Zemits Quidion Triple wavelength laser combines the synergy of three wavelengths: Alexandrite (755 nm), Diode (808nm), and Nd: YAG (1064 nm) and enables the light to penetrate deeper into the skin and is safer than other lasers because it can avoid the melanin pigment in the skin's epidermis. It is used for permanent hair reduction of all colour hair on all 6 Fitzpatrick skin types, including tanned skin.
Of these three, 1064 and 808 nm have the potential for deep penetration and hence focus on darker skin tones. Wavelength 1064 nm can be particularly useful for areas such as armpits and pubic hair. Wavelength 808 is often used for arms, legs, and cheeks, whereas 755 nm is helpful for eyebrows and upper lip areas.

Misconception #3: Laser hair removal is a one-time treatment

Contrary to popular belief, laser hair removal is not a one-time treatment. Multiple sessions are required to achieve optimal results. The number of sessions needed varies depending on the individual's skin and hair type, the targeted area, and the desired results. In clinical studies with Zemist Quidion, we established that, on average, four to six treatments are advised for 80% hair reduction results.

Misconception #4: Laser hair removal is dangerous and even can cause cancer

Laser hair removal treatments have been on the market for over a decade. There is no evidence to suggest that laser hair removal causes cancer. Laser hair removal machines use non-ionising radiation, which means that they do not have the potential to cause cancer. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective technology by a qualified and trained professional.

Laser hair removal can be dangerous in inexperienced hands. Burns, permanent changes to your skin colour, and scars can occur. You can significantly reduce the risk of possible side effects by having your treatment performed by a trained practitioner who is highly skilled in using lasers and has in-depth knowledge of the skin.
Zemits provides free training on laser operation and, explains all the machine features, provides a manual with recommended parameters for each skin type and body part.
Although minor side effects can occur after the session, other developments are rare. Beyond that, any claims about links to long-term health are unfounded.

Misconception #5: It's for women only

On the contrary, more men than ever are seeking laser hair removal to eliminate unwanted hair permanently, as well as issues like razor burns and ingrown hairs. Nowadays, it is a viral treatment among male audiences, primarily to remove hair on their face, neck or backs, and gentlemen turn to laser hair removal to help sculpt their beards and sideburns.

Hair removal with a triple wavelength laser Zemits Quidion does not necessarily have specific benefits exclusive to the male gender compared to an 808nm diode laser.
However, there are a few aspects that may be particularly advantageous for male patients:

⭐️ Coverage of Larger Body Areas with Qudion Large spot size 15x40 mm: Male patients often require hair removal on larger body areas, such as the back, chest, or legs. The ability of the triple wavelength laser to efficiently and rapidly cover extensive surface areas can be particularly beneficial for male patients, reducing treatment time and improving overall convenience.

⭐️ Coarser Hair and Thicker Skin: Male patients have coarser and thicker hair than females. With the laser's ability to target different hair follicle depths, the triple wavelength effectively treats various hair textures, including coarse hair. Additionally, the thicker skin in some areas of the male body may require a laser with higher energy levels, which can be achieved with the triple wavelength technology.

⭐️ Faster Treatment Sessions: Due to the larger surface areas that often need to be treated, speedier treatment sessions provided by Zemits Qudion can be advantageous for male patients. The ability to target multiple hair follicles simultaneously helps reduce the overall treatment time.

Misconception #6: It's not permanent

Laser hair removal targets and deactivates your hair follicles to stop hair growth. In most cases, you won't have hair growth again once a follicle sustains damage. These follicles commonly do not regenerate in most body parts, like the underarms, back, bikini line or lower legs. However, it can take six sessions or more to destroy all hair follicles while they're in the growing stage, or hair will continue to grow.

Misconception #7: Laser hair removal is too costly

While the initial price of laser hair removal may seem high, it is vital to consider long-term cost savings. Unlike traditional hair removal methods like waxing and shaving, laser hair removal provides long-lasting results that can save you money over time. Additionally, many laser hair removal clinics offer package options of 6 or 8 treatments with significant discounts to help make the treatment more affordable.

The average cost of a laser hair removal session varies according to the target area. The average price range in London is somewhere between £65.00 to £320.00, depending on the treated area and clinic location, level of service and additional services.

While it's true that the sessions can get pricey, the results are worth your money. If you think about it, this investment will save you money and time in the long run, which is much better than continuously buying razors or booking a waxing treatment every two to four weeks.

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