How Many Treatments Are Necessary for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal has quickly become the top treatment for getting rid of unwanted hair, because it’s convenient, and provides long-lasting results. One of the most frequently asked questions about the procedure is – How many treatments are necessary for laser hair removal.

How laser hair removal works
Hair removal lasers emit a specific wavelength of light that targets the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle. The pigment absorbs the light, and this disables the hair follicle and prevents future hair growth.

How many treatments are necessary for laser hair removal?
Although laser hair removal is fast and efficient, it doesn’t work overnight. So if you’re thinking about having the procedure done, be prepared to commit to a course of several treatments.

Most patients need about 6 laser hair removal treatments to achieve optimal hair reduction.Since hair grows in cycles, several sessions are needed to affect the hair in a specific area. Depending on the size of the area being treated, a single session can take 20-30 minutes. Sessions are usually spaced about 4-6 weeks apart.

To get the best results with laser hair removal it’s important that the right laser is used for your skin type, so be sure to visit a medical professional with the necessary experience and knowledge of the laser systems available. The ideal laser system should be efficient, gentle, and safe for all skin types.

Are you ready to get rid of unwanted hair that has bothered you for a long time? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Orange County, CA area, Total Dermatology in Irvine is our featured practice.

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