Laser Hair Removal

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is the process of hair removal by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle. It had been performed experimentally for about twenty years before becoming commercially available in 1995 and 1996.

Does laser hair removal last?

Even then, some hair may eventually grow back. While "permanent" laser hair removal is a misnomer, after six to eight treatments, you can expect a marked reduction in hair. Any regrowth can be managed with touch-up treatments every six to 12 months.

How long after laser hair removal will I see results?

Most patients will need four to seven treatment sessions, spaced about three to six weeks apart, to target all of the hair follicles in the target area. Depending on the size of the treatment area, you can expect to see results within a few months of when you start laser hair removal.

Does laser hair removal cause cancer?

The lasers used in laser hair removal do produce a small amount of radiation. However, this radiation is not thought to be harmful, and there is no evidence that laser hair removal therapy causes skin cancer.

What happens after first session of laser hair removal?

After the procedure. You might notice redness and swelling for the first few hours after laser hair removal. To reduce any discomfort, apply ice to the treated area. If you have a skin reaction immediately after laser hair removal, the doctor might apply a steroid cream to the affected area.

How many times do you have to do laser hair removal?

This varies from patient to patient. Removing hair often requires a series of laser treatments. Most patients can have laser hair removal once every 4 to 6 weeks.

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