We wax, shave to remove hair from our unwanted area. It works well, no doubt. But they also need to conduct often. Therefore we need a permanent solution, and the most effective one is laser hair removal treatment.
Many questions arise in our mind before we remove hair by laser. One of the common questions is, how long does laser hair removal last? Before finding this solution, we need to know how does laser hair removal work?
The process injects a highly concentrated light beam fall into the follicles of hair. The pigment of follicles gets damage and hair demolishes. The pigment of follicles damage and hair destroys. Laser damage pigment, so it delays the hair growth. Another question is, can I apply laser treatment any area of our body? No, laser treatment is not applicable in a small area such as bony ridge and eye socket.
Well, laser hair removal long lasting depends on many factors. Sometimes it takes several sessions to control hair growth. After several meetings, it may permanent or may not. But hair growth will reduce significantly. Let's see what the factors are.
Skin type: We all have a different kind of skin. Fair skin is more efficient compared to other types of skin. Dark skin has more melanin pigment. On the other hand, fair skin has less. So, it is easy to destroy follicles of the fair skin.
The color of hair: The more, the darker hair, the more the effectiveness. Dark hair is suitable for laser treatment. Dark hair absorbs light very well. So, it works well.
The growth rate of hair: Not everybody has the same growth rate of hair. Growth is a vital fact of the long-lasting result. Overall success depends on it. The rate of increase has three phases anagen, catagen and telogen. Anagen is growth; catagen is the breakdown of hair and telogen is rest. Those phases also have variety according to body area. For example, scalp has higher growth rate than the other body area.
Hair structure: It also has differed from individuals. More complicated structure less permanency. You should consult with a specialist regarding this.
Age: So far this is the last major factor. We all know, youth has a larger hair growth rate. On the other hand, the elder has lower. So, young people get less time than elder people.
However, laser hair removal takes several sessions to get near permanency. After the very first session, you will have less hair and so on. Laser destroy the pigment of follicles. Follicles can heal itself. Thus, the result is new hair.
Session procedure: Laser hair removal method only works with actively growing hair. Typically, hair grows within 4-6 weeks. This period is called hair growth cycle. So, you have to meet again after the first session within seven weeks. One should take 4-6 courses to minimal hair grow. The process is long but efficient than any other method regarding hair removal. Although, it is not permanent.
In short, the answer is "no" to the question how long does laser hair removal last? Although this procedure says "permanent" but in reality, it can only reduce.
Finally, it will take many sessions to remove hair. And laser treatment only works with the anagen phase of hair. So, you need to visit for treatment time to time. Each session will take time depending on your skin tone, the color of hair and thickness of the skin. Usually, it takes 1-2 hour per session.
From the above information, you may now understand it is permanent or not. Hope my article helps you a lot.
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