How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

Do you have unwanted hair you would like to get rid of without shaving or waxing?  Laser hair removal is a great alternative because it’s convenient, affordable, and virtually painless.  If you’re thinking about having laser hair removal, chances are one important question you would like answered is – How long does laser hair removal last?

How Laser Hair Removal Works

The laser emits a concentrated beam of light that selectively targets the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle.  The resulting heat destroys the hair growth center in the hair follicle, without harming the surrounding skin.  The treated hair starts to fall out about 1 week after laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal is often used to remove unwanted hair from the underarms, face, bikini line, legs, and chest. Patients will need to undergo multiple treatments to achieve optimal hair reduction. 

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

After the recommended number of laser hair removal sessions are complete, most patients can go up to 1 year without seeing any regrowth.  There is typically a 15-30% reduction in hair after each session.  However,  laser hair removal is not permanent, because hair grows in phases and the laser energy only affects hair in the active phase of the growth cycle.  As a result, all the hair follicles don’t respond to treatment at the same time. 

Hair that grows back after laser hair removal it noticeably lighter, finer, and less dense.  Follow-up treatments are recommended to maintain the desired results.  

Would you like to find out more about laser hair removal?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Lauderdale by the Sea, Wilton Manors, Pompano Beach or surrounding areas, Baltic Beauty Center Fort Lauderdale, FL is our featured practice.

You can reach them at, or by calling (954) 420-7436.

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