Laser hair reduction is an effective solution for removing unwanted body hair. Unlike shaving, tweezing, and waxing, laser hair reduction gives a lasting result that prevents hair from ever growing back. Any hair that does grow back after laser treatments will be thinner and lighter in color and more sparse than before.
While laser hair removal is long-lasting, it typically requires multiple treatments for the best possible results. Here, we’ll discuss the results from laser hair reduction and how many treatments you can expect to need.
Before learning how many laser hair reduction treatment sessions you’ll need, it’s important to understand how this treatment works. During laser hair reduction, a laser is directed at the area of skin with unwanted hair. The laser emits light that’s absorbed by the pigment, called melanin, in your hair follicles. The light energy heats up and, as a result, damages the hair follicles. This inhibits the follicles’ ability to grow hair in the future.
At St. Louis Skin Solutions, we have two different lasers available for hair reduction: LightSheer Duet and Lutronic Clarity II. LightSheer Duet is a diode laser with vacuum-assist technology, while Lutronic Clarity II is an ND Yag laser with a longer pulse, which makes it ideal for darker skin tones, and an alexandrite laser in one machine. By offering all three laser wavelengths used for laser hair reduction we can safely and effectively treat all skin types.
The results from laser hair reduction depend on several factors, such as your skin type and the thickness and texture of your hair. You’ll notice that after each laser hair reduction treatment, the hair in the targeted area will grow back thinner and lighter. To see a significant reduction in hair growth, you’ll likely need between six and eight to twelve treatment sessions, each spaced out by four to eight weeks.
Our patients are thrilled by the results of laser hair reduction as a longer-lasting alternative to shaving, waxing, and tweezing. To get started with this innovative hair removal method, reserve an appointment at St. Louis Skin Solutions today!