For many, the concept of laser therapy is still a bit of a mystery.
Those who have used laser therapy can vouch for the results. But, frankly, some people make assumptions about the process and could use some additional education behind it.
Because of these assumptions that often get made, there are, in turn, myths that potentially prevent certain people from getting treatments that could be the answer to their skin and hair issues.
Here, we’ll discuss some of the most common laser myths and hopefully put the rumors to rest. Myth #1: Lasers are Painful
Ok, we’re not talking about Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader lightsabers here!
A laser treatment appropriately done should not cause pain. Some people may say they feel a cool or tingly feeling, but it should not hurt.
Any discomfort felt during the beginning of treatment is likely a result of becoming accustomed to the process, and, typically, that discomfort will only be felt for a few minutes.
At iRestore , our laser and LED hair growth systems are FDA-cleared and completely pain-free. Our Essential and Professional devices use deficient levels of heat that provide wavelengths that are helpful to the skin and muscle tissue and promote thicker, fuller hair.
Our at-home devices help your skin and muscle tissue heal and only require 25 minutes of your time every other day.
Myth #2: Lasers Cause Cancer
Not only is this statement wrong, but it’s also terrifying!
And since it’s such a dangerous misconception, this is one of the myths that steers people away from laser therapy.
There has not been any evidence that supports this myth, so you can be sure that your laser treatments will not give you cancer. The wavelengths that are used in cosmetic treatment do not release any radiation.
Myth #3: Lasers Only Improves Your Skin’s Surface
Just like people, lasers are not all created equal. What typically differentiates one laser from another is the wavelength of light that Is used. But each laser is made to focus on a different cosmetic issue.
So, some lasers are designed for imperfections at the surface, while others can go deeper to impact the blood vessels.
With our Essential and Professional hair growth devices, the light creates heat below the skin’s surface, which increases your cells’ activity, leading to faster hair growth.
Myth #4: Lasers Deliver Immediate Results
Results from lasers depend on the laser and the procedure you’re undergoing. But like with anything in life, many laser treatments work directly with your body’s natural process.
This means it will likely take some time for your results to show.
With our hair growth devices , consistency is essential because it will take some time to see results. With consistent use, most of our clients begin to see a slowdown in hair loss within 2 to 4 months and will notice fuller, thicker hair within 4 to 6 months.
Myth #5: Laser Hair Therapy is Expensive
iRestore’s Essential and Professional have an affordable, one-time cost. At just $695 and $1195, respectively, you’re getting the best bang for your buck with a device that you’ll use over and over from the comfort of your home.