Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Laser Hair Removal PermanentAfter shaving, waxing, or plucking, do you wish that the hair would just stay away for good? If so, then you may want to consider laser hair removal treatment. Laser hair removal results last much longer than other hair removal methods. It even provides permanent hair removal for many patients so that they’re well-groomed around the clock, day after day. 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal works using light energy that targets the color in the hair (called melanin) just beneath the skin. This creates controlled injuries in the cells that line the targeted hair follicles. The surrounding skin is left unaffected, but the damaged follicle won’t be able to effectively regrow hair. 

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Whether or not laser hair removal is permanent is one of the most common questions among patients. In truth, the results can vary depending on the person. But, if the follicle is destroyed in laser hair removal, it won’t ever be able to regrow hair. If the follicle is damaged, but not destroyed, it may regrow hair, but much more slowly than before. Additionally, any hair that does grow from the damaged follicle will be thinner and lighter than it was before laser hair removal. 

The bottom line is that when a skilled technician uses the appropriate laser, the client will typically see a 70% to 95% permanent reduction in hair growth in the targeted area. Hormonal changes and medical factors may impact future hair growth for some clients. 

Each laser hair removal session provides approximately a 20% permanent reduction in hair growth. Most patients need at least six sessions to get the results that they desire. This is because the hair needs to be in the active growth stage at the time of treatment, and not all hairs are in this stage simultaneously.  

If you’re interested in laser hair removal, contact Laser Affair today to schedule an appointment!