Does laser hair removal last forever?

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Questions, Treatment | HairMD | July 5, 2021

Does laser hair removal last forever?

Are you planning to remove unwanted hairs from your body? But confused about the treatment. Laser hair removal is the best way to remove unwanted hairs. But does laser hair removal last forever? Here we have famous dermatologist Dr Dhananjay Chavan who will help you to clear your doubt.

laser hair removal pros and cons

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure. In this process, through concentrated laser lights the unwanted hairs are removed. The pigment absorbs the light and then it destroys the hair from the root. It is a completely safe treatment and best treatment if you are unhappy with waxing or shaving.

There are various machines of laser hair removal such as:

  • Diode laser
  • IPL laser
  • Alexandrite
  • Nd: YAG

Laser hair removal is a blessing in today’s generation for us.


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Is laser hair removal permanent?

This treatment is said as permanent but completely doesn’t remove the entire hairs. Laser hair removal is about 90 to 95 % of permanent treatment but depending on the condition. When your hairs grow back after many repetitive procedures hairs will be much lighter, finer and less in numbers. It can also be termed as long term treatment rather than permanent treatment.

I’m a good candidate for laser hair removal?

There is no restriction as such for getting laser hair removal done. But make sure before going for the treatment you go through proper counselling with a dermatologist or a laser technician. You should know a few points for laser hair removal:

  • The results may vary from person to person.
  • It works well on light and dark skin.
  • It is an expensive treatment.
  • Not good results for PCOD patients.
  • You may feel some discomforts during the initial few sessions.

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular treatments for unwanted hair removal.


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How long does laser hair removal take?

Laser hair removal depends on your hair density. According to your hair thickness and density, your doctor will decide the no of sessions. Generally, 5 to 6 sessions are required for females without PCOD problems. In PCOD patients the no of sessions is generally more than regular.  Males require around 8 no of sessions required as they have much thicker hairs than the females.

But initially, the laser session duration will vary for each area such as upper lip, chin, face underarms takes hardly 5 to 7 mins of the procedure. The larger the area (arms, full legs, full-body, back etc) for treatment the procedure will take longer time than shorter area.


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