Waxing, tweezing, and bleaching is time consuming and tedious. The good news is you can get rid of your hair without these methods through laser hair removal! Patients considering this treatment often wonder whether laser hair removal is permanent. Keep reading to find out!
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Through highly concentrated light energy, laser hair removal can destroy your hair follicles without harming your surrounding skin. After each treatment, you will notice a 15 to 30% reduction in hair loss.
Laser hair removal can be used to remove hair from a variety of areas including your face, bikini area, chest, and arms. While laser hair removal treatments vary from patient to patient, most patients notice beautiful results after six to eight treatments. We suggest spacing out treatments at least four to eight weeks apart so that your hair can enter a new cycle.
The number of treatments you’ll need will depend on your hair type as well as where you’d like to remove the hair. If your goal is to remove facial hair, for example, you’ll require more treatments than a patient who is looking to get rid of leg hair.
Laser Hair Removal is Not Permanent
Although we wish we could say laser hair removal will get rid of your unwanted hair forever, this is not the case. While this treatment can keep your hair follicles from growing for a long period of time, the hair will eventually grow back. The good news, however, is that hair will be thinner, finer, and fewer in number.
Good Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
If you are bothered by unwanted hair and tired of shaving, waxing, bleaching, or another hair removal method, you may be a good candidate for laser hair removal. We do not recommend this treatment if you have lighter hair or hair growth resulting from high testosterone levels as well.