How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

Are you looking into getting laser hair removal because you’re tired of shaving or waxing?  Laser hair removal is an excellent alternative that removes hair efficiently and effectively.  One question prospective clients often ask about the procedure is – How long does laser hair removal last?  

What Is Laser Hair Removal Like?

Laser hair removal is a safe procedure that is well-tolerated by most patients.  It is often described as being similar to having an elastic band snapped against the skin. 

The laser emits a concentrated beam of light that targets the pigment at the base of the hair follicle.  The resulting heat damages the hair follicle causing the hair to fall out in the days and weeks following treatment. 

Laser hair removal takes around 20-40 minutes depending on the area being treated.  Patients may need anywhere from 4-7 sessions to achieve the desired hair reduction. 

Laser Hair Removal

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last? 

The results of laser hair removal can last a long time because the laser energy penetrates deep within the hair follicle, and damages the hair-producing center.  This causes the hair to fall out and prevents future hair growth.  However, multiple laser hair removal sessions are needed to achieve hair-free skin.  

Hair grows in phases but laser energy is only effective on hair in the active growth phase, and all hair is not at the same point in the growth cycle during treatment.  Consequently, some hair will continue to grow, and that’s why it takes a series of treatments to target all the hair in one area.  

Some hair may grow back after laser hair removal, so maintenance treatments may be needed to keep the area hair-free. 

Are you ready to schedule your laser hair removal consultation?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area. 

If you are in the greater Melbourne or Palm Bay, FL areas, The Refinery, West Melbourne, FL is our featured practice. 

You can reach them at, or by calling (321) 222-0537.

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