Had it been ten years ago, fighting hair growth would have required ten or more sessions, plus maintenance treatments, but lasers have come a long way. Thanks to technical developments, most people lose their hair following the first round of laser hair removal and the fewest follow-up measures.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Removing hair from a destroyed follicle is permanent. However, epilated people can expect some of the hair in this area to grow back. Over time, the lasered area can be re-treated to reduce the amount of hair regrowth. Hair growth depends on many factors, including the type of ingrained hair and the person’s hair removal skills. When hair grows back, most people find that their hair is thinner and not as visible as it used to be because the laser can damage the hair follicle even if it cannot destroy it. If the hair follicle is damaged but not destroyed, the hair will grow back over time but much thinner. Getting rid of all hair follicles is difficult, so most people experience hair regrowth.
A common question among laser hair removal applicants is how long does the laser effect last? It usually depends on the area that is being treated. For example, the Laser durability of the face varies from the body. Some people report that their facial hair does not come back after ten years or more. Others grow back earlier and rely on annual laser treatments to prevent unwanted hair from growing. However, laser hair removal can have permanent or very long-term results on the body.
Does hair or skin color affect the longevity of laser hair removal?
Your hair or skin tone may determine the effect of laser treatment on you initially, but it will not affect the speed of hair growth after the treatment is completed. Currently, it is believed that laser hair removal is not very practical for blonde or gray hair.
The cost of laser hair removal
Most people need several treatment sessions, so people should talk to their laser hair service provider about how many sessions they need to pay for their overall treatment. The total cost of laser hair removal depends on several factors, including the quality of the laser and the dermatologist charge. Skilled therapists such as dermatologists and plastic surgeons may charge more but are less likely to cause injury or side effects.
Other cost factors are:
- Number of treatment sessions required
- The amount of hair regrowth
- The number of targeted hairs
- The size of the treated area (removing a small amount of hair from an area such as the top of the lip will cost less than removing hair from the entire leg).