Laser hair removal treatment has made many advancements in recent years. People can gain long-lasting hair removal with minimal follow-ups needed.
Laser hair removal treatment works by damaging or destroying the hair by focusing energy from a laser to the follicle. By targeting the follicle, the laser affects it until the hair stops growing. However, the hair may regrow depending on whether the follicle is only damaged and not destroyed during the treatment.
So, in some cases, some hair will regrow over time. But, even when hair regrows, it will be less, finer and smoother. It is unlikely that laser hair removal can permanently remove every single hair follicle as hair growth occurs in phases. It is also dependent on the individual, so results can vary.
Finding a reputable technician who understands the treatment needed for your particular hair and skin type can provide great results.
But can it stop working?
Multiple sessions of laser hair removal can lead to long term hair reduction, but you should not expect permanent hair removal due to a variety of potential factors:
- Laser hair removal is usually effective at removing 80 to 90% of hair. So, there will always be a bit of hair that grows back, but any regrowth will be finer and smoother.
- Some types of hair growth are hormonal. So, any big hormonal changes similar to the ones you experience during pregnancy can bring on new hair growth.
- It can be difficult to destroy every hair follicle on the area. So, if the hair follicle is only damaged, this can lead to regrowth. This depends on the person’s unique hair growth cycle. Some have hair that grows quicker than others, or some have a longer resting phase so they will grow back slower.
- Any regrowth can be treated and targeted again. For best results, you’ll likely need occasional maintenance sessions depending upon the person’s body, hormones and the results you want.
Typically, people can result in 80-90% permanent reduction in hair growth, but fluctuating hormones can make hair grow back. But any hair that does grow back can be treated again. So, depending on your individual needs, you may need maintenance sessions once or twice a year after your initial full treatment.
It is important that you find an experienced provider who understands how to tailor each treatment to your hair and skin type. You can then get a realistic understanding of what to expect and the results our laser can provide. To create long-lasting results, follow up treatments are necessary.
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