Laser hair removal is the ideal treatment for men and women looking to save themselves the hassle of routine shaving, plucking, and waxing. Although it is commonly referred to as laser hair removal, it is more accurately described by the term laser hair reduction.
The unique treatment option can be customized to help eliminate hairs throughout the face and body. In most cases, laser hair removal can last upwards of years or more, making it the ideal solution for patients with busy lifestyles.
At Image Surgical Arts, we use the latest advancements in laser technology to ensure an optimal outcome for as long as possible. While the misconception that lasers offer a permanent solution for hair removal is a popular one, there is good news. Non-invasive laser hair removal effectively reduces the number of unwanted hairs and puts the rest in a state of dormancy.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Before we can get into the long-term effects of laser hair removal, we’ll need to take a closer look at the process. During treatment, thermal energy is delivered at precise depths to target and damage hair follicles that are in their active growth phase. Once treated, the follicles begin to naturally fall out over the course of one to three weeks.
Treatments are generally quick, easy, and virtually painless. Depending on your hair’s natural growth cycle, treatments may be spaced anywhere from six to ten weeks apart. After each session, hairs found within the treatment site are thinner and far less noticeable.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Treated follicles that have fallen out typically don’t return on their own. However, hair in a state of dormancy can only last as long as your body allows. Laser hair removal cannot prevent new hairs from growing. That being said, hairs on the treated area will always appear lighter, finer, and fewer in number than if you hadn’t had treatment at all.
Many patients are happy with the long-term results of laser hair removal for years to come. Touch-up treatments can safely be done as needed to maintain the effects of your initial treatment. Depending on your individual needs, maintenance sessions might be needed as early as six to twelve months.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right for Me?
That’s a question only you can answer. Although laser hair removal isn’t truly permanent, there’s no doubt it can help provide the long-lasting results you’ve been looking for. Your Image Surgical Arts provider will help determine what’s right for you at the time of your initial consultation.