How long does laser hair removal last

If you are looking for a long-lasting alternative to hair removal methods such shaving and waxing, laser hair removal is certainly the right choice.   Laser hair removal is a safe, effective way to get rid of unwanted hair, but how long does it last.

How long does laser hair removal last

The results of laser hair removal last a very long time, because the treated hair follicles are damaged during treatment, and this reduces hair growth.  

Patients generally remain hair-free for months after laser hair removal, but due to the cyclical pattern in which hair grows, there will be some regrowth.  It can take up to 6 laser hair removal sessions to achieve the best results.  Treatments are scheduled every 4-6 weeks.  Once the area has been fully treated and optimal hair reduction achieved, maintenance treatments can be done once a year to keep the area free of hair.

How laser hair removal works

The laser emits a concentrated beam of light that selectively targets the melanin pigment at the base of the hair follicle.   The laser energy heats up and damages the hair follicle, causing them to fall out.

There is usually no downtime after laser hair removal, so patients can resume normal activities right away (learn more).

In order to get optimal results with laser hair removal, it’s important to find a trained, skilled provider that uses up-to-date medical lasers.  An experienced provider will be able to choose the ideal laser for your specific skin type and hair color. 

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

If you are in the Englewood or the greater Denver, CO areas, Colorado Skin & Vein is our featured practice.

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