How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Do I Need?

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Do I Need?

Would you like to say goodbye to shaving, waxing, and tweezing?  You can, thanks to laser hair removal.   Laser hair removal is a safe, effective way to get rid of unwanted hair for good.  But how many treatments do you need before you can enjoy hair-free skin. 

How laser hair removal works

The laser emits light that passes through the skin and targets the pigment deep within the hair follicle.  The light is converted into heat that is absorbed by the hair follicle, and this damages it and prevents future hair growth.  The treated hair subsequently falls out at the root over the following weeks.

How many laser hair removal treatments do I need?

Depending on the area being treated, it can take anywhere from 4-6 laser hair removal treatments to achieve optimal results.  Areas like the legs, underarms, and bikini area are easier to treat and require fewer treatments.

Hair grows in a three-phase cycle – growth, transition, and resting, and the laser energy can only treat the hair when it is in the growth phase.  That’s why multiple treatments are required for a single area.  Hair that is going through the other phases at the time of treatment are not affected by the laser energy. 

Where does laser hair removal work best

Laser hair removal works best on the under arms, upper lip, bikini line, and legs, but it can be done on almost any area of the body.

Interested in laser hair removal?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Addison/North Dallas or Plano, TX areas, Rejuve Med Spa is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.rejuvemedspa.com, or by calling (972) 265-1590.

How many treatments are needed to see results from laser hair removal?

How many treatments are needed to see results from laser hair removal?

Are you tired of dealing with unwanted hair? Laser hair removal may be the solution for you. Laser hair removal is a quick, gentle way to remove unwanted hair and get the smooth, hair-free skin you desire. But how does it work, and how many treatments will you need to see results.

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair for the long term. Women typically have laser hair removal done on the legs, underarm, and bikini area, while the chest and back are the most popular areas for men.

How laser hair removal works

The laser emits a concentrated beam of light that targets the melanin (pigment) at the base of the hair follicle. The melanin attracts and absorbs the laser energy and this damages and destroys the follicle.

How many treatments are needed to see results from laser hair removal?
Some hair reduction may be noticeable within 2-3 weeks of treatment, but full results take time, because all the hair does not grow at the same rate.

Hair grows in different cycles anagen (growth), catagen (transition), and telogen (resting), and the laser energy can only affect hair when it is in the growth cycle. As a result, several treatments are needed to make sure all the hair gets zapped. Therefore it typically takes 6-8 laser hair removal treatments to see optimal results. Treatments are spaced 8-12 weeks apart.

During the growth cycle the hair is visible above the skin, and this makes it the ideal time to have laser hair removal done.

Would you like to learn more about laser hair removal? Contact Sthetix, Liverpool, Merseyside UK, for more information. Sthetix also serves the Chester and Ormskirk areas.

You can reach them at www.sthetix.co.uk, or by calling 0151 669 1114 today to arrange a consultation.

How long does it take to see results with Laser hair removal?

laser hair removal

If you’re tired of temporary hair removal options and want a long-term solution to get rid of unwanted hair on the face and body, laser hair removal is a great option. The use of laser technology for hair removal is now extremely popular, but one question that’s often asked about the procedure is, – How long does it take to see results with laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is a procedure that uses laser technology to eliminate unwanted hair. It’s considered an efficient alternative to traditional hair removal techniques such as tweezing, waxing, and shaving.

How it works
The laser energy targets the pigment at the base of the hair follicle. The energy is converted into heat which injures the hair follicle, and prevents future hair growth.

How long does it take to see results with Laser hair removal?
Most patients may see some hair fall out after the first treatment, but it will take several sessions for the final results to show.

Multiple treatment sessions are required, because all the hair follicles are not targeted at once. Hair grows in 3 different phases and at varying rates and the laser can only destroy hair when it’s in the anagen or growth phase. The amount of hair removal achieved with each session therefore depends on the stage of the hair growth cycle.

Most patients require 6 treatments spaced about 3-4 weeks apart to treat all the actively growing hairs, and diminish hair growth.

Are you considering laser hair removal? Search our directory to find a practice near you.

If you’re in the Memphis, TN area, Levy Dermatology is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.levydermatology.com, or by calling 901-624-3333.