Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal is a state-of-the-art method for removing bothersome hair from the face and body. But despite its growing popularity, many people are confused about the treatment and what they can expect. Specifically, many patients want to know if laser hair removal is “permanent.”

A Permanent Reduction in Hair

Laser hair removal will, in most cases, greatly reduce the amount of hair in the treated area permanently. As a result, you may no longer need to shave, wax, or bleach hair. The majority of hair will be removed completely when the follicle is destroyed, while any few remaining hairs will be finer and less visible.

Laser hair removal is not proven to permanently remove all hairs. It targets individual hair follicles that are in the active phase of growth, giving a hair-free appearance.

The Advantages of Laser Hair Removal

Knowing that it won’t necessarily remove all hair, some people may wonder if it’s superior to waxing, tweezing, or shaving. The answer is a definite yes. Here’s why:

  • Laser hair removal offers long-term results that last months to years.

  • The treatment is painless.

  • There’s no downtime, with virtually no redness or irritation afterward.

  • Appointments are fast and convenient, with legs treated in as little as 15 minutes.

It’s important to know that most people require more than one appointment to see the results they want. This is because not all hair follicles are in the active growth phase on any given day. In order to treat the remaining follicles, a series of several visits may be needed.

Some people may also require touch-up sessions after a about a year if a few hairs start to reappear. But, a 15-minute appointment every few months is a tiny fraction of the time you would spend dealing with stubble from shaving or painful tweezing each day! Not to mention, waxing is painful and you have to wait for the hair to grow out before you can wax again. Compared to traditional hair removal methods, laser hair removal leads the pack – even if the occasional touch-up is required.

Are you considering laser hair removal for your face or body? Find out what benefits you can expect from this effective, pain-free solution that could free up your time from shaving, waxing, or tweezing each day. Have it done right by a skilled, board certified plastic surgeon at the office of Dr. Michel Siegel. Schedule your appointment today!