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How Long Do Laser Hair Removal Results Last?

Written on 09/11/2023
The most exciting benefit of laser hair removal (LHR) is that it is permanent or as close to permanent as you can get.

Once a hair follicle is destroyed, it’s dead forever! But, there are factors that will determine your success with the process, and you may wonder how long do laser hair removal results last.

If Laser Hair Removal is Permanent, Why Does Hair Continue to Grow?

Laser treatment is an investment of time and not always permanent. There are several factors that will determine the success of LHR. Hormonal fluctuations and areas being treated play a role, as well as your hair growth cycle. Hair growth occurs in four stages – anagen, catagen, telogen, and exogen.

Because LHR targets existing hair at the root, this means LHR can only affect hair in the first growth stage, anagen.

You will likely notice no change in growth after one treatment. This means the average number of session on average are 6-9 pending on the areas treated.  Multiple treatments are needed to see the full results of LHR, in addition to a strict commitment to come every six weeks are as instructed by the provider. Winter time is the ideal time to initiate your treatments to be ready for the summer.  You can not have laser treatment if you have been sunbathing for 2 weeks prior, no sunbathing after the treat, not hot showers and the use of a SPF 50.  You also can not be on any antibiotics due to increase interaction of laser with antibiotics and not pregnant.  Shaving is required the night before treatment or at the direction of your laser technician,

Okay, Give Me the Scoop! How Long Do Laser Hair Removal Results Last?

What is remarkable about LHR is that final results can last up years after all treatments are completed. Keep in mind, you may need maintenance treatments (touch-ups) to maintain optimal results. Laser treatment is an investment of time and is not always permanent.

Am I a Good Candidate for LHR?

If you are tired of shaving, waxing, and wasting money on bogus hair removal products that don’t work? Sick of the pain that comes with ingrown hairs? Then you are likely a great candidate for laser hair removal! The best way to find out is to book a consultation with a laser specialist. Unfortunately if you have red or blonde hair there is no pigment for the laser to react to.  Also gray or white hair is not affected either.

Ready for Spectacular Results From Laser Hair Removal?

Crystal Clarity Medical Spa is happy to answer how long do laser hair removal results last, as well as any other questions you may have, such as whether LHR works on dark skin.

Call us at 571-777-6500 to book your LHR experience, and let’s start you on the path to smoother skin! Be sure to ask about our current specials on aesthetic services and products.

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