Tired of daily shaving for smooth, hair-free skin all summer? No doubt you’ve heard of laser hair removal as a longer-laster alternative to shaving and waxing. If you’re considering ditching the razor for a laser, your primary question may be: Does it work?
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal uses a laser to disable hair follicles so they stop producing hair. Shaving simply cuts hair at skin level, and waxing pulls the entire hair out, but laser hair removal targets unwanted hair at its roots.
During the treatment, one of Dr. Schalit’s certified laser technicians will use advanced laser technology to emit a highly concentrated beam of light. The pigment in your hair follicles absorbs this light, vaporizing the pigment cells and disabling the hair follicle.
*Individual results may vary.
Is Laser Hair Removal Effective?
Any patient considering laser hair removal wants to know whether it will give them lasting, effective hair removal. To answer whether laser hair removal is effective, you should consider how many treatments are required and how long the results last.
How Many Sessions of Laser Hair Removal Will I Need?
For many people, shaving is a daily chore if they want smooth skin free of bristles. That’s a significant time commitment. Waxing, on the other hand, typically keeps your skin hair-free for a few weeks. Waxing may be a monthly rather than a daily task, but it’s also painful.
How does laser hair removal compare? Most patients need a series of six to eight sessions scheduled at least a month apart. You may still need to shave occasionally in between the first few sessions. Laser hair removal might save you little time for the first few months, but it will in the long run. Once you’ve completed your treatment series, you’ll have much longer-lasting results than waxing can ever offer.
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Does Laser Hair Removal Get Rid of Hair Completely?
Unlike shaving or waxing, laser hair removal doesn’t offer immediate results. It takes a few days or weeks for the targeted hair to fall out and multiple sessions to address all the hair follicles in the area. Patients typically see 10-25% hair reduction after each treatment. After all your treatments, you’ll have little to no noticeable hair in the treated area, as any hair that does grow back is typically lighter and finger.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?
After your series of laser hair removal sessions, you won’t need to worry about weekly, daily, or even monthly hair removal. Results usually last for several months or even a year or two. Most people can enjoy long-term results with just one or two maintenance treatments a year. That means that after your initial treatment series, you can take your hair removal time commitment from daily or monthly to yearly!
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If you have further questions about laser hair removal, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida, today. Call us at (386) 401-2734 or fill out our convenient online contact form.