Is laser hair removal really worth it?

Is laser hair removal really worth it?

What are the pros? While laser hair removal doesn’t get rid of hair forever (only electrolysis is FDA-approved for permanent hair removal), it does drastically reduce hair growth—to the point that you can stop shaving altogether. You can get it done anywhere on the body, and the machine can cover large places fast.

Does laser hair removal actually last?

The truth is that, although laser hair removal is permanent, your hair is still going to grow back eventually. While you might not need a touch-up for two to six years once you’re done with treatments, touch-ups are typically needed at least one to four times a year.

Can laser hair removal make it worse?

Unfortunately a possible side effect of laser hair removal is that the laser treatment actually makes the hair growth worse. This is called paradoxical hypertrichosis. It seems in some patients low level heating can induce hair growth without being strong enough to destroy the hair roots of unwanted hairs.

What type of hair is best for laser hair removal?

Common types of lasers that may be used for laser hair removal include: Ruby: this is the oldest type of laser, and is best for fine and light hair. Alexandrite: this is the fastest type of laser, and is good for large body areas. Diode : this laser is most effective for patients with darker skin types.

Does laser hair removal get rid of hair permanently?

Answer: A study has shown that when laser hair removal treatments are performed monthly, with four to six sessions, there is greater than 90 percent permanent hair reduction. So yes, laser hair removal really removes hair permanently and it’s safe for all skin types.

Can laser hair removal cause more hair growth?

A: Laser hair removal in one area doesn’t cause increased growth there or elsewhere. There are many myths about hair removal techniques, not just laser. It is a myth that shaving causes increased hair growth in the shaved areas. Similarly, it is a myth that laser hair removal can increase growth, on the treated area, or anywhere else on the body.

How often do laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal only targets hair in the active growth phase, so many patients need anywhere between four and 10 sessions to achieve the desired results, Treatments generally occur every one to two months. After each treatment, you should notice less and less hair in the targeted area.

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