10 Common Myths About Laser Treatment That We All Believe But Aren’t True

There are a lot of conditions for which laser treatments are being done like wrinkle reduction and hair removal. Here are a few myths about laser treatments that are completely false, know them.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Aug 30, 2019 15:11 IST
10 Common Myths About Laser Treatment That We All Believe But Aren’t True

Firstly, laser treatment and laser surgery are different. This article has factual details about laser treatment which is a beauty treatment to enhance the tone and texture of the skin. With advancing age, people prefer laser treatments as these are believed to be a permanent solution for skin woes. These are projected as ‘one-time investment with long-lasting results’ but is that really so? Here are some myths about laser treatment that many people think to be true. Let’s bust them together.

Myth 1: Laser treatments are unnecessary

Truth: While you may see this is just a waste of money but there are some physical issues for which laser treatment is required. Such as some problems cannot be treated with medicines. The laser effectively treats them. For example, laser treatment can permanently get rid of unwanted body hair, tattoos, scars, birthmarks, etc.

Myth 2: Lasers expose your skin to harmful radiation

Truth: The light used in most of the laser treatments as safe lights are used in this procedure. It is a myth that this light has harmful ionizing radiation whereas it is completely safe to expose your skin to this light.

Myth 3: Lasers can give burns

Truth: All the lasers these days are based on the principle of photo-thrombolysis. In this technique, the laser light acts on the target like magic bullets. It doesn’t cause any harm to the skin.

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Myth 4: Laser treatments increases the risk of skin infections

Truth: As this treatment is done internally without operating the outer skin, there is no chance of getting skin infections.

Myth 5: Lasers causes skin thinning

Truth: For your information, laser betters the skin. It works gently to improve the texture of the skin by boosting collagen and elastin production. Although, you must get it done with an experienced person only. 

Myth 6: Stopping laser treatment in between can damage the skin

Truth: This is absolutely untrue. Laer treatment is for skin rejuvenation and it won’t affect if discontinued. Many people opt for long-term lasers seeing its benefits on their skin.

Myth 7: All lasers are the same

Truth: Different laser treatments for different problems. The machinery or tools used are also different in all of the processes. For example, laser treatment for wrinkle reduction and hair removal are totally different.

Also read: Things to know about Laser Hair Removal

Myth 8: Laser hair reduction process hurts

Truth: You will feel a slight pin-prick during laser hair removal and that’s it. This is a painless treatment but that varies from person to person. For some, it might be painful while for others it would be smooth.

Myth 9: This may cause cancer

Truth: Laser treatments do not cause cancer in any way. These just bring benefits without any risk. 

Myth 10: Laser hair treatment is bad for health

Truth: Laser only destroys the target and doesn’t affect your health in any manner.

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