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Is Laser Hair Removal Truly Permanent?

Is Laser Hair Removal Truly Permanent?

Do you have unwanted facial or body hair that you’re tired of shaving?  Laser hair removal is a quick, precise alternative that delivers consistent results.  In the last few years, laser hair removal has become the preferred option for people wanting to be hair free forever.  But is laser hair removal truly permanent?

How Laser Hair Removal Works

The light from the laser directly targets the pigment at the base of the hair follicle.  The pigment absorbs the laser light and this generates heat within the follicle and damages the growth center that produces hair.  This damage may delay or prevent the growth of new hair.  The treated hair will eventually fall out in the weeks following treatment.

Is Laser Hair Removal Truly Permanent?

Laser hair removal is not permanent, but it can reduce hair for very long periods. 

Laser hair removal does not remove every hair follicle, because hair grows in phases and only absorbs laser energy efficiently during the growth phase.   During the resting and transition phases, the hair is unable to absorb sufficient laser light to damage the hair growth center.  Therefore, patients will experience hair growth after treatment.  It typically takes about 6 laser hair removal cycles to achieve the desired hair reduction. 

Patients should expect indefinite or long-term hair reduction rather than permanent results with laser hair removal.

Choosing an experienced medical provider with the necessary training and skill is the key to getting the best results with laser hair removal.

Would you like to learn more about laser hair removal?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Duluth, MN area, Twin Ports Dermatology, Duluth MN is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.twinportsderm.com, or by calling (218) 216-7754.

How Painful Is Laser Hair Removal?

How Painful Is Laser Hair Removal?

Are you ready to try laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted hair?   Whether your usual method of hair removal is shaving or waxing, you are sure to enjoy the convenience and longevity of laser hair removal.  But you may have heard stories that laser hair removal is painful, so you would probably like to know what to expect.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

The laser energy selectively targets the hair follicle and the melanin at the base of the follicle absorbs the light, which then gets converted into heat.  This process damages the hair growth center and inhibits future hair growth.

How Painful Is Laser Hair Removal?

Patients may feel some discomfort during laser hair removal, but the degree of discomfort will depend on their pain tolerance level.  The sensations experienced during laser hair removal are often likened to an elastic band snapping against the skin, so the treatment is relatively painless. 

The part of the body undergoing treatment and the type of technology used will also influence the level of discomfort felt during laser hair removal. 

Laser hair removal is generally well-tolerated in those areas where the skin tends to be thicker, such as the arms and legs, but patients often feel more discomfort when treatment is done on sensitive areas such as the upper lips and underarms. 

Advanced lasers like the Palomar Icon work efficiently and deliver superior results, with minimal to no discomfort.  

Would you like to learn more about laser hair removal?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Boca Raton, FL area, contact Dr. Cristina Keusch of the Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center for an in-person consultation.

You can reach Dr. Keusch at https://www.drkeusch.com/, or by calling (561) 931-6712.

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