Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Laser Hair Removal Permanent

The short answer: 90% of patients report the permanent loss of unwanted hair following laser hair removal treatment.

Let’s explain this statistic just a little bit.

The outcome of laser hair removal varies from patient to patient, and depends on many factors, including what area of the body you treat, your skin type and hair type. It also depends on the skill of your laser hair removal technician — don’t go to just any place that advertises laser hair removal in Nashville. It takes years of experience to remove unwanted hair most effectively, so stay away from offices that don’t specialize in laser hair removal.

To achieve permanent hair loss across the desired area, patients need to undergo multiple laser hair removal treatment sessions. Leg, back and arm hair has the highest rate of permanent hair loss. These areas typically require 3-5 sessions to achieve permanent hair removal. The hair on your face, underarms, and bikini areas are a bit more challenging. Most patients require 6-8 treatments in total for these areas of the body.

Your skin type and the kind of hair you’re trying to treat also impacts the effectiveness of laser hair removal. As Mayo Clinic explains:

Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair because the laser beam targets the pigment (melanin) in the hair. However, advances in technology have made laser hair removal an option for people who have darker skin. Laser hair removal isn't generally effective for white, gray, red or blond hair because the laser can't "see" the lighter hair. However, treatment options for lighter hair continue to be investigated.

When all is said and done, laser hair removal is without a doubt your best option for permanent hair removal. Plucking, waxing, and electrolysis need to be maintained monthly, and for many people, shaving requires daily upkeep to keep an area free of unwanted hair. Furthermore, New Life Laser stands behind our lifetime guarantee, so you'll always maintain the results that you desire.

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