Haven’t we read enough about laser hair removal myths by now? Apparently not, because certain myths persist. We want you to have all the facts straight before deciding to invest in self-care and revitalization at Skin Care Institute, so here are some of the most common myths, debunked!
Myth #1: Shaving makes your hair grow in thicker or darker.
Our dermaplaning clients ask us this constantly, fearing that if they dermaplane their faces, they will start growing in dark beards.
Fact: Dermaplaning or shaving your face does NOT cause your hair to grow in thicker or darker. All dermaplaning or shaving does is remove the hair on the surface of your skin. It does not alter the hair root. Truth: Shaving stimulates your hair follicle to be in the active stage of hair growth, but it cannot create new hair follicles to grow or darken your existing hair. That’s impossible.
Myth #2: Laser hair removal doesn’t really work.
We hear stories all the time about people who underwent a series of treatments and didn’t see the results they wanted. The truth is, not all laser hair removal treatments are created equal. Certain types of laser hair removal work better than others. (IPL laser hair removal, for example, doesn’t work as effectively as lasers. IPL photofacials are amazing at improving hyperpigmentation and other complexion concerns, however!) Unfortunately, most people are not aware of which technologies work the best, so they may find that their treatments don’t work, which is truly frustrating and a big waste of money. This is why we are so committed to delivering the highest level of results at Skin Care Institute. Your time and money are precious, and we want every treatment you receive with us to deliver. We offer advanced Vectus laser hair removal by Cynsosure®. Vectus features the quickest and most comfortable treatment time of any laser hair removal device, the lowest risk of side effects and long-lasting hair reduction for a wide range of skin types. We also use the Aerolase® laser for darker skin types. In fact, with the Aerolase laser, we can safely and effectively treat all skin types. Skin Care Institute has been in the laser hair removal business for decades, so you can trust that we know what we’re doing.
Myth #3: Dermal fillers and Botox® never look “natural.”
Many people out there think that aging gracefully and receiving injectables treatments are mutually exclusive. You can’t age gracefully with Botox or dermal fillers, they argue, because they make you look fake and frozen. Drawing from our decades of experience with injectables, Skin Care Institute is here to report that injectables are, in fact, one of the most popular and effective tools that people can use for aging gracefully. As with any aesthetic treatment, where you receive your injectables makes all the difference. Going to an inexperienced injector who over-injects you will definitely result in fake-looking results and other concerns. Skin Care Institute’s master injectors continue to undergo advanced training in the industry to learn all the latest tools and techniques for delivering the most effective and nuanced injectables treatments. Our injectors have an in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy and are fluent with the intricacies of each injectable so they can administer the results you need with minimal side effects.
Ultimately, it’s worth emphasizing that every person is unique. While one client loves to accentuate their lips with dermal filler, another may love the way cheek filler helps to lift their lower face and soften their nasolabial folds. Other clients swear by laser skin treatments and medical-grade skin care products to look and feel their best, and only undergo occasional Botox treatments for their crow’s feet and forehead lines. The point is, there are infinite possibilities for aging gracefully. There’s no such thing as a right or wrong treatment!
It is our joy to help you revitalize your look and feel your best. Our only question is: How can we help you look and feel amazing today? To learn more, please call (918) 948-9639 or fill out our consultation request form today.