How long does it take to see results from laser hair removal?

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Laser hair removal is a great procedure to permanently eliminate unwanted face and body hair.

Laser hair removal is a great way to permanently eliminate unwanted face and body hair. Many people become tired of hair removal routines that only achieve temporary results, such as shaving, waxing or tweezing. GraceMed uses laser hair removal to remove unwanted hair from the upper lip, chin, chest, legs and bikini line.  The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons helps describe this procedure in depth.

Initial Results from Laser Hair Removal

For seven to 30 days after treatment, it may appear that the treated hairs are growing back. This is not actually new hair growth. The damaged hair follicles are expelling the weakened hair from the skin. During this period, you may shave but should not wax or tweeze the affected area. After a few weeks, your new hairless skin will be visible.

Multiple Treatment Sessions Are Needed

Because individual hairs grow at different rates, several treatment sessions are required to successfully target all of the hair follicles. The laser can only treat hairs that are in the active growth phase, and not all hairs grow at the same time. Most patients will need four to seven treatment sessions, spaced about three to six weeks apart, to target all of the hair follicles in the target area. Depending on the size of the treatment area, you can expect to see results within a few months of when you start laser hair removal.

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

When performed properly, this procedure is effective at removing hair permanently in about 80 to 90% of patients. This means that for the most part, the treated area will never grow hair again. However, some patients have a few stubborn hair follicles that require follow-up treatments. These patients may get excellent results from laser hair removal by receiving follow-up treatments once or twice a year.

Talk to a GraceMed Expert

If you’re interested in learning more about this procedure, talk with an experienced laser hair removal technician. At GraceMed, we’ve helped thousands of patients achieve outstanding results using our state-of-the-art laser technologies. If you have unwanted facial or body hair, we can help explain how the procedure works and what kind of results you can expect.


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