Laser Hair Removal Myths and Facts

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Despite being one of the most popular forms of hair removal and reduction in the UK, there are still many (many!) myths surrounding laser hair removal treatments.

We want you to be confident in your course of laser treatments, which is why we’re putting an end to the rumours and providing clarity on the procedure.

Myth: Laser hair removal doesn’t work for dark skin tones.

Fact: In the past treatments were only suitable for lighter skin. However, as science and technology advanced, industry experts ensured that laser hair removal was an inclusive service that was safe for all skin tones.

At Ruma Salons, we believe in diversity and inclusivity, which is why we use the Soprano ICE laser treatment. This new technology safely targets the melanin in the root of the hair follicle; avoiding burns and pigmentation and providing safe treatments with fantastic results to people of all skin colours.

Myth: Laser hair removal only works for dark hair.

Fact: With the right technology it is absolutely possible to undergo laser treatment if you have blonde hair!

Using a high frequency of energy and pulses, the Soprano ICE specialises in effectively targeting fair and fine hair on all skin tones, without causing excessive pain or discomfort.

Myth: Laser hair removal causes ingrown hairs.

Fact: Laser hair removal does not cause ingrown hairs. It destroys the hair follicle at the root, so the hair doesn’t get the chance to become ingrown.

The more sessions you have the thinner your hairs become, which decreases the likelihood of ingrown hairs.

Myth: After your laser treatment unwanted hairs are permanently removed.

Fact: Laser hair removal does not permanently stop hairs from going back, but it does permanently reduce unwanted hairs.

By targeting the root, laser treatments put your hair follicles in a long state of dormancy (usually 2 years). This means your hairs do not grow back during this time.

Book Your Next Pamper Session

Indulge in a little luxury and enjoy safe, long-lasting results with expert laser hair reduction treatments from our experienced beauty technicians at Ruma Salons.

Discover our full breakdown of laser treatments and contact us to book your next self-care session!

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