5 Myths About Laser Hair Removal Debunked


How much do you really know about laser hair removal? More people than ever are investing in this long-term hair removal solution, with celebrity fans including Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham. So what’s stopping you taking the plunge? Here, we debunk common laser hair removal myths, with the help of EF MEDISPA Therapist & Trainer Magdalena Ksiazek.

Laser Hair Removal Myths Debunked

Did you know, an average bikini wax, every month from age 18 to 50 would mean spending around £10,000 on your bikini area alone. That’s not to mention what you’ll spend on razors. Statics released by ALMA Lasers reveal women will spend 1,286 hours of their life shaving resulting in an eyewatering £17,000 spent in their lifetime on razors and shaving creams/ gels etc! That’s the equivalent to 53 and a half days shaving!

With laser hair removal being a safe, fast and effective treatment for permanent hair reduction and becoming more affordable than ever, it really is an investment beauty treatment. It’s even better for the environment because disposable wax and razors all have a negative impact. Celebs fan already include Victoria Beckham, Khloe and Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria, but many people are put off because of myths that surround the treatment. So, we’ve teamed up with the Magdalena Ksiazek, EF MEDISPA Therapist & Trainer to debunk the most common misconceptions about laser hair removal. 

Myth 1: It is painful.

“Laser hair removal, however scary it sounds, is surprisingly not painful. However, with many people experiencing different sensations and having varying pain thresholds, it is difficult to distinguish between each individual and what they will experience with the treatment. Many say the first time is the worst. The majority only experience a tingling sensation. Laser hair removal does not hurt more than waxing as the procedure is spread out over several sessions. It is safer and quicker than waxing and does not cause bleeding.”

Myth 2: It takes too long to treat – some years!

“It only really takes 6-8 treatments at most, which rids you of around 90% of all your unwanted hair and usually patients are advised to repeat their sessions every 6-8 weeks. This means you will be finished within a few months.”

Myth 3: It’s not safe.

“Laser hair removal treatment uses a laser that attracts to the pigments in the hair follicles, which means the laser only targets the hair follicle and nothing else. This leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed and has been used safely on millions of clients. Many studies also back up the safe nature of laser hair removal. As long as you use a qualified clinic with proper technicians and treatments, there is nothing at all at risk.”

Myth 4: Laser hair removal isn’t permanent.

It’s true that not all laser treatments are created equal so it’s important to invest in one that delivers the results. “Soprano Titanium laser hair removal incorporates sophisticated 3D laser technology to remove excessive or unwanted hair without damaging the surrounding skin tissue. We usually see results in our patients after the third treatment. After six treatments you can expect to see around a 90% reduction in hair regrowth. Results will vary on your hair type, colour and the phase of your hair growth during treatments. Hormonal influencers are another variable to consider. The advanced Soprano Titanium laser safely damages the hair follicle, leading to a reduction in the number of hairs per cm2. Furthermore, ICE cooling prevents burns and provides pain-free treatment.”

Myth 5: Its’s not suitable for darker skins 

“Although Laser hair-removal takes the headache out of home hair-removal options such as shaving, or bleaching and even waxing – not all devices are suitable for skin of colour or tanned skin. Take the time to research which devices are suitable for darker skin tones/ dark hair. We offer Soprano Titanium hair removal as its quick, easy and pain-free with amazing long lasting and permanent results and is also perfect for all skin types and skin of colour. It can also be used on tanned skin in summer and as it is non-ablative – there is no hyperpigmentation.” 

Soprano Titanium that is available at all EF MediSpa locations is the leading most efficient hair removal solution treating millions of people in clinics all over the world, over 18 million treatments have been performed.  The breakthrough platform with its large 4 cm2spot size and advanced cooling system, means treatments are now pain free and much faster; legs can be treated in just 15 minutes and a male back in just 5! No wonder it’s the most Googled laser hair removal brand with a hashtag that has been posted over 370,000 times!

Ashley Roberts
‘Soprano Laser hair removal has saved my life! My legs were like cacti! I had to shave those bad boys twice a day!’

TOWIE’s Olivia Attwood
‘Honestly I’m a baby for pain and it’s totally fine!’

Geordie Shore’s Sophie Kasaei
‘It is a life changer! I have tried a lot and I just swear by it!’

Love Island’s India Reynolds
‘I thought it was absolutely going to kill… but it was completely pain-free!’


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