If you are tired of waxing, plucking, or shaving, laser hair removal is an efficient way to get rid of unwanted hair. Laser hair removal will give you the smooth, silky skin you’ve always wanted, without pain or nicks. However, before starting treatment you would probably like to know how long laser hair removal lasts.
How does laser hair removal work
The laser emits a concentrated beam of light that targets the pigment in the hair follicle. The pigment absorbs the light and the resulting heat destroys the hair follicle.
It typically takes 4-6 treatments to achieve the desired hair reduction, because of the hair growth cycle. The hair growth cycle consists of three phases – active, transition, and resting, and hair can only absorb laser light when it is in the active phase.
How long does laser hair removal last
Laser hair removal provides long term hair reduction. The treatment typically removes 80-90% of treated hair, but some hair may grow back. There are several factors that can affect re-growth, and these should be discussed with your provider during consultation.
Multiple laser hair removal treatments will lead to significant hair reduction, but patients should not expect all the hair follicles in the treated area will be removed when the treatment plan is complete.
If you are interested in laser hair removal, choosing an experienced doctor with the right training is the key to success, as treatment must be customized based on your hair color and skin tone.
Are you ready to book a laser hair removal consultation? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Tucson and Sierra Vista, AZ areas contact Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona for an appointment.
You can reach them at www.dermplasticsaz.com, or by calling 520-207-3100 for the Tucson location, or 520-458-1787 for Sierra Vista.