How long does it take to see results with 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.