How Permanent Is Laser Hair Removal?
Does Laser Hair Removal Is Worth It?
Laser hair removal is permanent when the hair follicle is destroyed. When the hair follicle is only damaged, the hair will eventually regrow.
This is why you need to be careful when you choose your hair removal provider. All devices are NOT equal. We use Gentle Max Pro, a true medical grade laser… Not an IPL, for the fastest and safest results!
Laser vs IPL
IPL is not a laser. The machine produces a broad spectrum of wavelengths (like a light bulb) and cannot be focused to a concentrated beam. Because a range of different wavelengths are dispersed at a variety of depths only some of these will be effective for hair reduction.
A shallower penetration in comparison to laser means that deeper, thicker hairs are not treated effectively. In addition, some of the light can be absorbed into the surrounding tissue as well, leading to heating of the pigment in the skin. Therefore, there is more of a risk of burns for a darker skin type.
Laser machines create more heat directed to the hair follicle than IPL systems, hence achieving better results. Because the heat is absorbed by the follicle, and not the skin, there is a decreased risk of burning when using laser machines. This also makes Laser a safer option for darker skin type.
Laser treatments may be more expensive than IPL, but the effects are much more prominent.
Is laser hair removal for life?
You can expect a 75 – 95% permanent reduction between 4 and 8 sessions, done every 4 to 12 weeks apart. Results will depend on your skin type, hair color, and any medical conditions. Did you know? You need to wait 2 weeks before and after sun exposure to receive a treatment!
Laser hair removal is an extremely easy process. You can expect some slight discomfort like a pinch or elastic band slap. The laser delivers a cryogen spray to help cool and protect the top layer of your skin. After each session, you can expect a 25% hair reduction in the treated area, the regrowth will take longer to grow back, and hairs will be finer.
How often should you have laser hair removal?
• Fewer treatments, faster results, minimal discomfort
• Results: After the 1st treatment
• 75-90% permanent reduction after 6-8 full sessions
• Recommend treatments: 6-8, every 4-12 weeks
• No downtime
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