Laser Hair Removal: How Long Does It Last and Is It Really Worth It?

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Most of us would not consider hair removal our favorite part of our self-care routine. Most of us would like to get rid of it for good. Can laser hair removal get rid of unwanted hair forever? Each person’s results are different, but laser hair removal results are long-lasting and give you months or years without hair removal hassles. 

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a process that targets and deactivates hair follicles. Your Levy Dermatology provider uses a laser wavelength that only affects melanin, the pigment in your hair and hair roots. The laser energy heats the pigment in the hair root, damaging the follicles. The treated hair will fall out, and new hair will not replace it. Men and women can benefit from laser hair removal, which you can have on areas like the legs, underarms, chest, face, and bikini line. 

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How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

Many factors affect how long laser hair removal will last. You will eventually start to see some hair regrowth, which will look finer and paler than before treatment. Laser hair removal can last a year or more. How long yours will last before you need a touch-up treatment depends on your pattern of hair growth, the area being treated, and the number of treatment sessions. Most people can avoid hair removal long-term with a maintenance treatment every one to two years

Is Laser Hair Removal Really Worth It?

Laser hair removal requires an investment of time and money, so you might wonder if this investment is worth it. This procedure’s “Worth It” rating on RealSelf is above 90%. Besides the savings on ongoing hair maintenance, laser hair removal gives you valuable time. Every minute not spent shaving in the shower or going for a waxing appointment is a minute you can spend doing something better. 

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need?

The number of laser hair removal treatments needed can vary for each individual. It depends on factors such as the color and thickness of hair, the area of the body being treated, and your hair growth cycle. Typically, most people will need between 6 and 8 treatments to achieve their desired results. Some people may need more or fewer treatments depending on their specific circumstances. Treatment sessions are typically spaced 4-6 weeks apart to allow for hair growth cycles and to target hair follicles in different stages of growth. 

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