Is laser hair removal permanent?
Yes. Laser hair removal is one of the most effective non-invasive aesthetic treatments to remove unwanted hair on any part of your body. GentelMax Pro by Candela Medical, Elite IQ by Cynosure, or any comparable laser machine would be an effective choice for people with all skin tones, from very pale to very dark. It can result in permanent hair reduction, but it does not guarantee complete and permanent removal of all hair. The degree of “permanency” can vary for each individual and can depend on several factors, such as:
- Skin and hair color.
- Coarseness and depth at which hair grows inside your skin.
- The rate of new hair growth.
Also, please remember that laser hair removal can not remove future hair. For example: Say you are 18 years old. You did laser on your face. You do not have hair growing from your ear and your nose. Later down the road, at 30 years old, you will have new hair growth. Would those new hairs be a result of an “incomplete” laser hair removal treatment when you were 18? They won’t! The hair that will grow in the future can not be taken out today.
Typically, it takes the average person 5-8 treatments to get rid of the majority of unwanted hair, but for some people, some areas of the body may need more or less treatments to get rid of unwanted hair. Each treatment is 5 to 6 weeks apart. Laser hair removal is used for permanent hair reduction for darker hair and all skin types. The results last for months or years for most people. If you do have new hair growth, it will be less noticeable than before your treatment. Laser hair removal can not prevent future hair growth, meaning you may need to touch up appointments in the future to maintain results, especially for individuals with hormonal imbalances or those who develop new hair growth, typically younger people. It’s best to discuss your specific needs and expectations with your laser hair removal technician. Laser hair removal machines use light to destroy the hair follicle. It works by selectively targeting the hair follicle with intense pulses of light energy for thermal destruction, but without damaging the surrounding tissue. At LaserHere, we use GentleMax Pro by Candela and Cynosure machines and have been doing treatments every day for seven years. These laser hair removal machines are safe and effective at reducing hair growth on the legs, arms, underarms, private areas, back, chest, face, and other areas of the body. The laser hair removal machine provides cooling protection and can be adjusted to individual needs to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.