As a noninvasive cosmetic procedure, laser hair removal is a popular choice for those who want to get rid of unsightly facial and body hair.
In some patients, a permanent or almost permanent reduction in body hair growth can be achieved with laser hair removal. Some people may notice a significant change in the rate and quality of hair regrowth over time.
You may have a lot of questions about having a laser hair removal , here are the things you should know about hair removal to give you a background before getting one:
1. When Will Hair Start To Grow Again?
Knowing how hair grows will help you estimate how long it will take for your hair to grow back. There are four distinct phases in the hair growth cycle:
- Anagen – The hair is actively developing or growing
- Catagen – The hair changes form and it’s called the transitional phase
- Telogen – The hair’s in the resting phase
- Exogen – The hair falls out and it’s called the shedding phase
All four stages of hair growth can occur simultaneously.
Laser hair removal is effective because it destroys hair follicles at their base and the roots.
Therefore, it can only affect hairs in the anagen, or growth, phase. This is why it typically takes several treatments to eliminate all hair in a given area.
2. Does Hair On Specific Parts Regrow More Rapidly?
- Most likely to grow back after laser hair removal is facial hairs on the chin, neck, and other parts of the face. The reactivation of hair follicles by androgens (hormone that regulates the hair follicles) may contribute to this.
- When estrogen levels decline during menopause, regrowth of hair on the chin, neck, and upper lip and sideburns may occur in some women.
- It’s also possible to regrow hair on the body. It may be more likely to occur on the arms, legs, or chest in some individuals than on the bikini line, stomach, or underarms.
- When body hair grows back, it is often sparse and very fine.
- Rarely, laser hair removal may cause thicker, darker hair to grow or regenerate in nearby areas. This disorder is referred to as paradoxical hypertrichosis. Anywhere on the face or body is susceptible to paradoxical hypertrichosis.
3. Is Laser Hair Removal Suitable For Any Skin Tone?
Your hair or skin colour may initially determine how effective laser treatments are for you, but they will not affect how quickly your hair comes back following treatment.
Laser hair removal is more effective, the coarser and darker the hair. Before roughly a decade ago, laser hair removal may not have been as effective on blonde, grey, red, or ginger hair. This is because these hair colours lack chromophores or the melanin found in hair follicles, which absorb the laser’s energy.
The 1064nm long-pulsed Nd:YAG Fotona laser, of Radium Medical Aesthetics, is among the safest wavelengths for usage on the majority of skin types. It targets hair follicles specifically while leaving surrounding tissues unharmed. It is also suitable for permanent hair removal with darker skin individuals with minimal adverse effects.
4. How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
At Radium Aesthetics, noninvasive laser hair removal is used. The Fotona SP Dynamis is a versatile device that combines selective and homogeneous photothermolysis to safely and effectively remove hair.
How it works:
- Nd:YAG laser – Offers a safe and effective approach to removing hair via laser by utilising a pulse-control technology and a proprietary 3D treatment pattern, commonly known as the FRAC3®.
- Variable Square Pulse (VSP) technology – Allows it to penetrate deeply into the skin, focusing the thermal energy on the hair follicles below the surface without harming the skin itself.
- Proprietary VSP – Raises the temperature gradually to the targeted area without any harm to the skin.
5. What Are The Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
Here are the following benefits of Radium Medical Aesthetics Laser Hair Removal Treatment:
- Reduce hair growth for good
- Treatment that can be used on the face, arm, leg, chin, back, and underarms.
- Convenient, stress-free care with minimum downtime
- Minimal side effects
Conclusion On How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last
Having hair on your body is something we can’t control, but with our latest noninvasive machine, Fotona SP Dynamis, we can help you remove unwanted hair.
Frequently Asked Questions On How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last
What Are Body Parts To Avoid During Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is not suited for skin areas close to an open orifice. This includes the hair within your nose and ears, as well as the hair surrounding your genitalia.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary For Laser Hair Removal?
Depending on the size of the treatment area, you should expect each area to require three and six sessions, each spaced six weeks apart, to achieve a considerable hair reduction in the treated area.
What Is Selective Photothermolyis?
Selective photothermolysis is an optical technique used to ablate specific tissue. The technique’s primary objective is to use a laser to burn and kill targeted tissue without harming adjacent tissue.
How Painful Is A Laser Treatment For Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is intended to target hair follicles with small, high-temperature laser pulses. The level of discomfort varies on the area of the body receiving laser hair removal. It will likely be more painful if the skin is sensitive, to begin with.
Before the procedure starts, the therapist will numb the region with a numbing lotion. This is to ensure that you experience as little discomfort as possible. You should simply feel warmth during the therapy, and it should not be unpleasant or painful.
Is Underarm Hair Removal Painful?
Due to the thinness of the skin, laser hair removal on the underarms is one of the most painful procedures. However, this is not necessarily the case for the remainder of your arms, where the discomfort is far less severe.
What Are The Side Effects Of Laser Hair Removal?
The majority of laser hair removal side effects are minimal.
Side effects that may be encountered are the following:
- Hyperpigmentation or scarring
- Increased risk for sunburn
Why Is Repeated Treatment For Laser Hair Removal Necessary?
You will gradually lose your hair for a few days to a few weeks. This may resemble persistent hair growth. Normal hair growth and loss occur in cycles, and laser treatment is most effective on hair follicles in the active growth phase.