Laser Hair Removal

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

Laser Hair Removal Atlantic County

February 8, 2022

Laser Hair Removal

If you find hair removal tedious and time-consuming, laser hair removal can make your life a lot easier. Of all the hair removal options available, laser hair removal is the only one that provides long-lasting hair reduction.

One of the questions we often get asked about laser hair removal here at Cornerstone Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine is – How long does laser hair removal last?

This question is reasonable, as clients have to invest time and money in laser hair removal. However, they are usually happy with their results and agree that it is worth the investment.

Let’s take a closer look at how laser hair removal works and what to expect during treatment.

Laser Hair Removal Atlantic County

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The laser emits energy that selectively targets the melanin (pigment) at the base of the hair follicle. The follicle absorbs the laser energy, which is converted into heat and damages the hair-producing center of the hair follicle. This process prevents further hair growth.

At Cornerstone Plastic Surgery, we use advanced options like the Cynosure Icon MaxR Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) systems for hair removal. These systems are safe and effective. Since laser hair removal is performed by our well-trained, experienced laser technicians, you can expect ideal results.

Depending on the technology used, it can take anywhere from 4-8 laser hair removal sessions to achieve your ideal results.

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

The results of laser hair removal can be near-permanent for some people, but it won’t get rid of unwanted hair forever. 

Laser hair removal can diminish hair growth for several months in most cases, but maintenance treatments may be necessary to minimize hair regrowth. When hair grows back after treatment, it is usually thinner and sparser than before.

Why Hair Continues to Grow After Laser Hair Removal

Hair grows in phases – anagen (growth), catagen (transitional), telogen (resting), and exogen (shedding). The laser energy can only treat hair when it is in the anagen phase. Since hair will be at different stages of the growth cycle during laser hair removal, you will continue to see hair growth until the recommended course of treatment is complete.

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How Soon Does Hair Grow Back After Laser Hair Removal?

Hair grows back faster after laser hair removal for some people than it does for others, as several factors can affect treatment outcomes.

The rate of regrowth varies depending on the hair growth cycle and the treatment area. Hair typically regrows faster in areas like the chin and upper lip than areas like the arms and legs.

Are You A Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Advanced laser hair removal technologies like the Cynosure Icon MaxR Laser are suitable for most skin tones and hair colors. However, laser hair removal is not recommended for people with blond, white, or gray hair as these hair colors don’t contain enough pigment to attract laser energy.

Laser hair removal has become a sought-after treatment because it is quick, comfortable, and provides long-lasting results.


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