For those of us who have to shave several times a week, we’ll end up spending hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars trying to keep our body hair free over a lifetime. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to ever shave again? Laser hair removal treatments can help you achieve this result. But how many hair removal sessions do you need to remain hairless? In this article we’ll go over the various factors that influence the answer to this question.
What Part Of The Body Are You Treating?
The number of laser hair removal sessions you’ll need will partially depend on what part of the body you’re treating. Areas with coarse, thick growth such as the bikini line or a man’s beard will generally require more treatments than an area of the body that has fewer and finer hairs.
How Fast Does Your Hair Grow?
Hair grows in cycles. It begins growing in the follicle, it grows above the skin, it transitions into a dormant stage and then it falls out – soon to be replaced by another hair. The individual hairs on your body will be in various stages of growth at all times. Laser hair removal treatments affect hair that is in the part of the cycle where it’s growing above the skin. For this reason you need multiple treatments until you catch all the hairs that are going through this growth phase. The rate at which your hairs go through the entire cycle will influence how many treatments you need.
What Are You Trying To Achieve?
Some people simply want to thin out the amount of hair that they’re growing. Others want to eliminate the hair altogether. Those who are looking to stop hair from coming back completely will generally require more sessions than someone who’s trying to thin out a thick patch of hair.
So, How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Will I Need?
Because every body is different, to get an exact answer you’ll need a personal consultation. However, those who undergo laser hair removal treatments can generally expect at least four to six sessions before achieving the desired results. After this initial round of sessions you may need a follow up treatment a couple of times a year or possibly even less frequently. Again, it depends on the body parts that are being treated, your personal hair growth and the results you’re trying to achieve. Ready to book your laser hair removal session? Contact us today!