Whilst laser hair removal promises permanent hair reduction after a full course of 10 sessions, there are some things to be mindful of. The journey to the destination of a hair-free lifestyle is totally worth it.
Here is everything you need to know about hair growth during this journey:
Can hair grow back after a full course of Laser Hair Removal?
Laser Hair Removal targets the pigment in the hair follicle. The energy heats up this melanin (pigment) and spreads to the root, which destroys the follicle.
Whilst most of the hair follicles will get damaged, it is important to note that some follicles may survive treatment and may grow into new hair in the far future. This is when people get maintenance sessions but it is also important to note that any future hair growth can be attributed to hormones and some prescription medications.
Is it possible to be completely hairless after laser hair removal?
Unfortunately, a treatment to leave you completely hairless does not exist. But those who have had a full course of sessions find, as mentioned above, that the maintenance is so minimal or not required at all. This is because any hair that grows is very fine, minimal, and weak.
Why does hair grow in patches in between laser hair removal sessions?
There are three stages of hair growth – growing (anagen), dormant (catagen) and falling out (telogen). When it comes to laser Hair Removal, it is best when hair follicles are in the Anagen stage.
Different areas of our body have different percentages of hair in the Anagen phase. This makes hair grow in patches. This is why multiple sessions are required – to ensure all follicles are targeted throughout the course.
How many sessions of laser hair removal are needed?
To enjoy permanent hair reduction, you need a good course of 10 treatments with a gap of four to six weeks apart. You can see and feel results from the first session where each sessions brings you 10% closer to your goal of a hair-free lifestyle.
Can a gap between laser hair removal sessions be too long?
As mentioned above, it is best to have a gap of four to six weeks between sessions. If you wait more than 2 months between sessions, it is possible for the follicles to not be damaged enough and will eventually start to be in a growing stage again.
It is important to pick a clinic that has medical-grade equipment, the latest technology and qualified therapists to ensure the best before-and-after results and safe treatments. It is time to begin the journey with Laser Hair Removal so you can enjoy permanent hair reduction forever.