Laser Hair Reduction: Separating Fact from Fiction


Many people turn to laser hair reduction because they’re looking for smooth, stubble-free skin. They also want to free themselves from the hassle of regular shaving and painful waxing sessions. With any cosmetic procedure, it’s essential to separate the myths from the truth if you want to have the best experience and results. It’s true that lasers can target unwanted hairs on the body, starting at the root. The intense heat of the lasers works to slowly destroy the hair follicle, reducing the chance that the hair will grow again.

However, a few misconceptions are swirling around about what hair reduction is and isn’t. We’re here to set the record straight.

5 Hair Reduction Myths You Need to Stop Believing

1. It’s completely painless

The pain level will be different for everyone and will depend entirely on your personal pain threshold.

Some patients won’t need any numbing cream, while others will not be able to sit through the treatment
without a volatile reaction. Some people have described the sensation as tiny pinpricks, often comparing it
to a small rubber band snapping the skin.

2. 100% hair reduction is guaranteed

Laser hair reduction doesn’t get rid of hair permanently; however, it reduces hair growth drastically. At some
point, the hair will be so thin and so fine that you will barely even notice it. Therefore, to say that laser
treatment can remove all hair entirely would be inaccurate. However, because completing all your treatments
will result in significant hair reduction, the little hair that does grow will be barely visible. Most clients
will experience an 85% – 95% reduction in hair.

3. One treatment is enough for permanent results

It takes more than one treatment to see results; the number of treatments needed will vary from person to
person. Some people may need as many as 12 sessions, while another person may need only 5. It boils down to
the area that is being treated, as some parts of your body have coarser hair while other parts have finer
hair. Each varies with every individual.

4. Electrolysis is the same as laser hair reduction

laser hair reduction and electrolysis both target follicles under the skin’s surface; however, electrolysis
involves inserting a probe into the hair follicle and killing it with an electric current. With laser hair
removal, laser pulses can treat several hairs at once and takes a matter of milliseconds. For this reason,
laser hair reduction treatments are more popular than electrolysis.

5. Laser hair reduction is harmful

Laser hair reduction does not expose you to radiation, nor does it cause cancer. Because the lasers only
target the hair follicles, it does not pose a health threat to your internal organs. Therefore, laser hair
removal also does not cause infertility – another common Laser hair reduction myth. Looking to improve the way your skin looks and feels? Laser technology and laser therapy have evolved over
the years, and there are numerous ways in which they can be beneficial for your skin. At CüR Laser and
Skin, we bring the latest laser treatments to our clients. Request an appointment today.

Setting Your New Year’s Skin Resolutions

Here’s four things you can do at home to kick-start healthy skin for a glowing 2018.

Reacquaint Yourself With Makeup Remover

If you put it on, take it off! A good nightly routine includes removing all traces of makeup before your head hits the pillow. The extra layers can clog pores, and over time, do more long-lasting damage like cause fine lines, acne, collagen breakdown and premature aging. Why? Our skin repairs itself at night, safely tucked away from environmental aggressors. When it’s covered in makeup, that healing process is prevented.

Same goes for your makeup brushes! The build-up of makeup and skin oils is a breeding ground for irritation-causing bacteria. Try to clean them on a monthly, if not weekly basis. Start by washing them out with a mild liquid hand soap and lukewarm water, followed by a quick rinse and squeeze out the excess water, then lay flat to dry.

Make h40 Your Go-To

Drinking water helps improve your skin’s health from the inside-out: well-hydrated skin is plumper, automatically reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Speaking of water, make moisturizing your body a regular event after showering to lock in moisture before your skin starts losing water vapor.

Sleep + Sunscreen: Your Skin’s Best Friends

Your skin regenerates nightly, producing new collagen while you sleep. Getting the required amount of snooze time also decreases puffiness and dark circles around the eye area by increasing blood flow to the skin. Paired with a daily SPF application, you’ll have a skin-tastic routine that promotes a healthier glow!

Regular Facials for Fantastic Skin

Our skin is probably one of the most underrated –yet largest– organs. We get massages and eat healthy to feel good, why not pamper our skin the same way? As we age, the skin cell replenishment cycle increases. Help the process along with seasonal facials to ditch old cells and reveal the healthy skin underneath.

Creating a realistic skin regimen is the key to sticking to it. Discuss your needs and skin goals with one of our professional specialists to create a plan that’s right for you, and make 2018 the year you put your best face forward.

Top 5 Skin Care Products at CüR!

We love summer, but it can wreak havoc on skin. At CüR, we’ve stocked up on our must-have skincare products to help you fight environmental damage for healthier–and healthier looking–skin. Who doesn’t want to reduce the signs of aging for a glowing complexion? These are the best skin care products available at our clinic! 

ZO Offects® Exfoliating Polish

Exfoliation is a crucial step in skin care. When massaged into skin at least twice a week, these ultra-fine magnesium crystals exfoliate dead skin cells to promote epidermal turnover, resulting in a smoother, more even-toned complexion. Magnesium crystals provide the at-home benefits of microdermabrasion for radiant skin and enhances the absorption of active ingredients in your moisturizers.

ZO Ossential® Daily Power Defense for All Skin Types

Massage this lightweight lotion onto your freshly cleansed face and neck every morning for a dose of antioxidants that combat free radical damage. Ossential Daily Power Defense also helps to tighten and firm skin for a youthful glow. It also contains Ceramide 6, which supports the skin’s natural barrier mechanism to protect against future damage.

The Ultimate Serum: Vivier CE Peptides

Help damaged skin look and feel younger with this pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C-infused serum. The unique peptide combination also contains Vitamin E and Grapefruit Extract in a patented formula that reduces the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles. Ideal for all skin types, the lightweight, fast-absorbing anti-aging serum works to even skin tone and texture for a glowing complexion.

Anti-Aging Essential: ZO Ossential® Advanced Radical Night Repair

Massage this little miracle onto face twice a week, thirty minutes before bedtime and work up to nightly over time. The 1% retinol concentration targets UV-damaged, aging skin to improve brightness, reduce brown spots and even the skin tone. The Advanced Radical Night Repair also provides antioxidant protection to combat free radical damage.

Sunforgettable® Colorescience Brush-On Sunscreen

The #1 crucial step to skin care? Finishing with an SPF protectant. Ninety days of sun protection are packed into this easy-to-use, Broad Spectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB brush-on sunscreen from Sunforgettable. It gives a sheer, natural-looking coverage alone or over make-up for 80 minutes of water resistant sun protection.

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