Let’s just be real, shaving is annoying and waxing is a pain (literally). Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove hair permanently so you can put that razor away. For laser hair removal to be most effective, you will need to go in for multiple treatment sessions. How many treatments does it take to see results? Well, that depends on a few things. Let’s break it down.
The Treatment: The hair removal process works by targeting the darker pigments of hair follicles and ultimately causing the hair to fall out. After each treatment the hair follicle itself becomes more and more damaged and, eventually, becomes incapable of growing more hair which is the goal of laser hair removal. Patients notice that after every treatment the hair that grows back becomes thinner and thinner until eventually it doesn’t grow back at all. Patients notice that their skin becomes more and more smooth over time as the treatment process continues.
Type of Hair: The number of treatments you will need is largely dependant on the type of hair you have. The treatment works best on darker, coarse hair because the laser targets the dark pigment in the hair follicle.
Results: While it is hard to pinpoint precisely how long until final results can be seen, people generally notice results after every treatment with a total of 6 to 8 sessions needed in total. The average is about 6 sessions every 6 weeks. Again, results vary between patients.
Laser hair removal treatments have become increasingly popular over the years and it’s not hard to see why. No shaving or waxing after a safe and effective procedure? Yes, please! And while it is true that it takes a while for results permanent results to kick in, they will, in fact, be permanent results. Which is what makes the entire procedure worth the effort.
To learn more about laser hair removal, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page, or by calling Levy Dermatology, serving Memphis & Collierville at (901) 624-3333. We look forward to working with you!