How Soon Will I See Initial Results?
You may notice fewer hairs immediately after your initial laser hair removal session. All treated areas will begin to shed within a few days, but it can take up to two weeks for residual hairs to fall out. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), it’s estimated that your hairs will be reduced by up to 25% following your initial session. Subsequent sessions will see an increase in the rate of reduction and a decrease in hair follicle growth.
Why Do I Need Multiple Treatments?
It may be necessary to have several treatments before achieving your desired results. Each consecutive session will result in noticeably thinner hair, leaving behind smoother, hair-free skin. Exactly how many treatments you’ll need will vary depending on your hair’s texture, tone, and location. Patients with darker, more coarse hair usually need fewer treatments.
How Many Treatments Do I Need Before I See Final Results?
Most patients usually need 5-8 laser therapy treatments to see their optimal results. The natural growth cycle of your hair will affect how frequently your treatments can occur. Generally, sessions are scheduled every 4-8 weeks, depending on what areas are being treated.
After you’ve completed your initial sessions, you may want to receive follow-up maintenance treatments annually or semi-annually to take care of new growth. Your Derma-Tech specialist will help you determine how many initial treatments you’ll need to achieve your desired outcome during your consultation.