Laser Hair Removal is by far the most effective and long-lasting hair removal treatment that completely destroys the hair follicle to cease hair growth. In comparison to other hair removal methods, it has produced more satisfactory results and enjoys a great success rate. However, some people think that by undergoing laser hair removal once, they will get rid of unwanted body hair permanently which is certainly not true.
The hair may regrow if the follicle does not get destroyed completely during the treatment. This is the reason that doctors consider laser hair removal as a long-lasting treatment and not a permanent treatment.
Read more to know how long-lasting results are produced by laser hair reduction treatment.
Is it Permanent?
Laser hair removal is not always permanent because hair grows in multiple phases, which gets affected by medications or hormones. Multiple sessions of laser treatment can reduce hair growth for the long-term, but you should not expect permanent hair removal.
The majority of the doctors believe that laser is effective in removing 80-90% of the hair. There will always be some hair that will come back. It is because laser tends to heat the hair follicles, destroying them and inhibiting the new hair from growing. As a result of this heating, the hair follicles enter the state of dormancy for a longer period of time- even longer than waxing or shaving. So, when the hair comes out of that dormant state and starts growing, it will be much lighter, finer, and lesser in number.
Laser hair removal can keep you hair-free for months and even years, but eventually, the hair will grow back. The amount of time taken by the hair to regrow depends on the growth cycle of the person which is unique. Hair in the resting phase tends to grow back slowly whereas hair in other phases grows faster.
In short, laser hair removal only reduces the growth of unwanted hair for a long time but does not get rid of them completely. For long-lasting results, you need to under the complete course of treatment.
Factors Affecting Hair Growth
There are a few factors that affect the extent of reduction in hair density. These factors include;
- The color of hair
- Thickness of hair
- The skin color of the patient
- Type of laser being used
- The experience of the person performing the procedure
Laser hair removal produces the best results for a light skin tone and dark hair color. However, if you have grey or white hair then a laser is ineffective in this case. It is because such hair has no melanin pigment.
Laser hair removal is the only hair removal method that keeps your body hair-free for a longer time. However, it is not permanent because the hair will grow back although in less number and density. You can get the treatment course again to get rid of those hairs and get silky and smooth skin. However, it is recommended to choose a board-certified laser specialist. Here at Laser Lab, we have the latest laser technology and highly trained laser therapists. You can book your appointment for an initial consultation free of cost.