How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?
Laser hair removal is becoming more popular because of its long-term and even permanent results that you can see after just a few sessions. If you’re spending time shaving, tweezing, and chemically removing hair from your face and body, laser hair removal can help you look great and save countless hours you spend on hair removal.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
During a short office visit, laser hair removal uses concentrated beams of light to remove unwanted hair on the face, legs, arms, and other areas. The laser damages the hair follicles beneath your skin to inhibit future hair growth.
You may need several sessions to see the best results because a series of laser treatments target individual hairs during their growth cycles. One of the most effective and latest laser technologies is LightSheer™ Diode Laser.
How Does the Laser Hair Removal Process Work?
The LightSheer™ diode laser treatment utilizes a laser that creates a focused form of light that’s absorbed by the pigments (melanin) in your hair follicles. The laser only pulses for less than a second, vaporizing melanin and disabling the hair follicles, which hinders their ability to regrow hair.
Due to the laser pulsing in split-second intervals, it doesn’t do any harm to surrounding skin tissues. Also, a LightSheer™ diode laser has a specialized cooling handpiece that protects your skin’s upper layer and allows for deeper laser treatment - resulting in better hair removal.
How Long Do The Effects Last?
Laser treatment to fully remove hair for the long-term needs multiple treatment sessions to be most effective. The exact amount of treatments needed will depend on:
- The density of your hair
- The color of your hair
- The color of your skin
- The texture of your hair
- Your hair growth cycle
Once a hair follicle is destroyed, hair removal is permanent. There are follicles that may be damaged but not destroyed, which is why multiple sessions are needed. Any regrowth can be treated again with touch-up treatments every six to 12 months, so if you want to remove all the hair you may need several treatments.
Who Makes a Good Candidate?
You’re a good candidate for laser hair removal if your unwanted hair is dark and coarse. Blonde, gray, or red body hair may not achieve the desired results right away. Lighter hair may need more sessions that require more time and expense. White or grey hair might be untreatable because no pigment exists.
The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
It’s recommended you have your laser hair removal done by a dermatologist who has the certification and training needed to do it properly. The many benefits of professional laser hair removal include:
- It’s a non-invasive procedure.
- It’s a quick treatment session done in-office.
- It’s performed by certified, experienced dermatologists.
- It’s a much more comfortable procedure compared to traditional options.
- You’ll experience no downtime.
- It does little or no damage to your surrounding skin.
Side Effects and Risks
During treatment, some individuals feel burning or stinging sensations. An application of a numbing cream helps relieve discomfort. The LightSheer™ diode laser treatment minimizes skin irritation due to its cooling hand-piece. Since it’s fast, it reduces the chances of surface bacteria being introduced into treated areas.
If you’re looking for safe and effective laser hair removal treatment in Boca Raton, visit our experienced dermatologists at the Rendon Center. We’re committed to giving you personalized cosmetic dermatology care. Call us at 561-750-0544 or fill out the form on this page to schedule a consultation today.