Although there are many options that aim to leave you hairless, laser hair removal is one of the more popular options for a number of reasons. It might be enough that it targets hair follicles rather than only addressing above the surface hairs, or that it’s considerably less painful than many alternatives (and gets progressively less painful as the hair becomes finer). But the number one reason for its popularity is the long-lasting results. Let’s take a look.
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.
Laser Hair Removal Consultations Available
How Long Will I Be Hair-Free?
Get ready to throw away your razor and cancel your wax appointments. Laser hair removal is one of the best options for reducing hair growth. Once you’ve completed your initial round of treatments, you can expect to go 1-2 years before a touch-up is required.
Laser Hair Removal at Derma-Tech Medical Spa
At Derma-Tech Medical Spa, we use a powerful and gentle hair removal option that is longer lasting than shaving and less painful than waxing or electrolysis. The Lumenis LightSHEER DUET laser is quick, easy, and pain-free. The Lumenis LightSHEER DUET laser puts hair follicles in a state of dormancy, slowing your hair growth over an extended period of time.
If you’re bothered by unwanted hair and looking for a long-term solution, schedule your consultation today. Our specialists will walk you through the process, assess your skin tone, answer your questions, and provide a treatment plan tailored to your unique goals. Understanding what to expect from your treatments will help you make an informed decision.
DERMA TECH IS SO NICE! TRISH IS THE BEST, YOU CAN HAVE CONFIDENCE IN HER YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. SHE CAN HELP YOU WITH EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED. SHE TAKES THE FEAR OUT OF IT.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about Laser Hair Removal? Schedule your in-person consultation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri today. You can fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (417) 206-4884. Serving the greater four-state area.
*Individual Results May Vary.