How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

November 15, 2018
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

If you are finding yourself shaving constantly and the next day you need to shave again and are getting sick of shaving then laser hair removal might be the right thing for you. Laser hair removal is a popular trend that gets rid of hair immediately and cuts out having to shave altogether.

Many people turn to shaving, tweezing, waxing, creams, and almost anything to get rid of the hair. And sometimes these remedies only last a day or two then you have to be back at it. It can become a never-ending cycle – laser hair removal is a more permanent solution to get rid of unwanted hair.

How does laser hair removal work?

When you decide to get laser hair removal the process is quick and easy! The laser is pointed directly at the hair and then gets absorbed by the hair itself in the pigment. It kills each individual hair follicle under the skin,

Laser hair removal feels like the snap of a rubber band and with most cases goes away right after. The root of the hair must be present in order for the laser to kill the hair – before any laser hair removal treatment, it’s important to shave and not to wax. Waxing can pull up the hair root and then that particular root will be able to create more hair.

How long does laser hair removal last?

Since our bodies will constantly be producing hair there is no solution that will get rid of your hair 100% and forever. But with laser hair removal you can expect to see anywhere from 70-90% of your hair in the specific areas reduced. Depending on the type of hair you have and how fast it grows, typically you’ll need to come back in for another treatment in about 6-10 weeks. You will need to come in for a few sessions before you see lasting results.  The more consistent you are with your treatment the faster you will see the results you want.

If you are thinking about getting laser hair removal and have any questions or concerns, you can call us at AP Dental & Laser Center and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. You can call us at 617-315-1515 or contact us on our website.

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