Temporary hair removal gets frustrating over time. Having to constantly shave or schedule waxing appointments is time consuming.
That’s why, for some, the prospect of laser hair removal treatment is a much more appealing and time-saving option. But how long does it really last and is it worth the investment?
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a more permanent solution to hair removal. Laser technology allows patients to target unwanted hair with pulses of light. The light from the laser is absorbed by the pigment of the hair and travels down to the hair follicle. The heat from the laser’s light destroys the hair follicle when the hair is in its active growing phase.
Once these follicles are destroyed, they are no longer able to grow hair. Sessions typically last 25 minutes. Usually, for a more permanent effect, multiple sessions are needed.
Because laser hair removal works by seeking out the darker pigment in the hair than in the skin itself, laser hair removal only works on hair that’s darker than the skin tone itself.
When you first go for an appointment, you’ll want to have your natural hair on the surface of your skin so that the technician can better evaluate the density, quality, and color of hair. Following that appointment, you’ll want to shave before each session.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?
Although laser hair removal is mostly permanent, your hair is still going to grow back eventually. While you might not need a touch-up immediately once you’re done with treatments, touch-ups are typically needed at least one to four times a year.
The intensity of the laser and also hormones can affect how long the effects last.
If you’re ready to start looking at more long-term solutions to hair removal, browse the Prolase Medispa website and book your consultation as soon as possible.