You’ve heard us preach for years about the benefits of laser hair removal. You know that eliminating razors and depilatories from your daily self-care routine sounds ideal. But the one question you’ve likely asked yourself, us, or your friend who can’t stop bragging about how great it is to not have to shave anymore, is whether or not laser hair removal is permanent.
But before we get into the ins and outs of laser hair removal and whether or not you’ll ever have to make a trip to the store for more razors, it’s important to understand how laser hair removal actually works.
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which destroys the hair follicles that produce hair. This damage is what eventually inhibits or delays future hair growth.
During a laser hair removal treat with the GentleMax Pro, dual wavelength technology is directed at the patient’s target treatment area. This machine delivers direct bursts of laser energy to the skin, passing through its uppermost layers and targeting the follicles. As the follicles absorb this energy, they begin to rupture. If this rupturing is complete enough, the follicle can no longer produce hair. Over a series of treatments, all the follicles in an area are ruptured, halting hair growth and leaving the surface of the skin smooth and hair-free.
Because this machine delivers quick, powerful bursts of laser energy to the skin, it involves a significantly shorter period of downtime or discomfort than other laser hair removal procedures. While most patients experience some degree of redness or swelling, this usually fades within a few hours of receiving treatment.
The GentleMax Pro laser is so quick and effective that it also decreases the number of treatments patients must undergo to see significant results. Typically, between four and six sessions over a 12-month period are necessary to get dramatic hair loss results.
But that’s precisely the thing – if you’re looking for permanence, you must follow the course of treatments our aesthetician provides. Laser hair removal is a lot like going to the gym to achieve a fitness goal. If you stay focused and committed, you’re going to reap the benefits. If you don’t complete the customized plan created to help you reach your goals – you may find yourself reaching for the razor again within a few months.
“After the first two laser hair removal sessions, patients tend to notice a significant reduction in hair growth. Many times, patients will skip the next few sessions thinking they’ve fully achieved their hair removal goals only to find that months later, hair begins to regrow as normal,” Dr. Susan Fox says. “Your hair and skin type will ultimately determine how many sessions you’ll need for full hair removal, and if you follow it, your hair removal will be permanent.”
Wondering how many sessions you’ll need to permanently remove your hair for good?
According to Medical News Today, :”Hair removal works best on people with light complexions who have dark hair. This is because the pigment contrast makes it easier for the laser to target the hair, travel into the follicle, and destroy the follicle.
People with dark skin or light hair may need more treatments than others and may find that more hair grows back.
To permanently remove hair, the technician must know how to target the hair and choose the right type of laser.”
Our GentleMax Pro laser is safe and effective on all skin types and tones, which is a far cry from the lasers of the past. Not long ago, it was hard to find a laser hair removal option that was as effective on darker skin tones as they were on lighter skin tones. With our professional laser hair removal treatments and our skilled Miami vein doctor and laser experts, it won’t be long before you’re kissing your razors goodbye!