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How Permanent Is Laser Hair Removal?

As you read this article, you'll learn about laser hair removal and whether it's permanent:

  • Once the hair follicle is destroyed, the hair will not return

  • Several sessions are required to destroy the hair follicle

Shaving can be a hassle since it doesn't last more than a day. Waxing and sugaring can give you a week of smoothness, but they're painful. Is there a more convenient alternative?

Fortunately, there is. ClarityMD offers laser hair removal at our Carmel, IN, location, providing residents with smooth, hairless skin. However, you may be wondering, "How permanent is laser hair removal?" Here's everything you need to know.

How Permanent Is Laser Hair Removal?

So, how permanent is laser hair removal? It can actually stop hair from growing, allowing you to go without shaving or waxing for prolonged periods. Some people don't see hair growth for years.

How is this possible? The laser can destroy hair follicles, which are holes in the skin that produce hair. Lasers are concentrated light, producing heat; this heat gradually breaks down follicles until they can no longer create hair. Additionally, the light strips pigment from the hair, making it paler. When strands grow back, they're typically thinner and lighter.

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

After your first session, the hair will eventually grow back within a few months. But wait -- didn't we say you could skip shaving when you asked, "How permanent is laser hair removal?" The truth is, laser hair removal is a process that has to take place over time. During your initial session, the follicles are damaged but not destroyed.

When Should You Get Laser Hair Removal?

We know it's tempting to start the process during shorts weather, but it's actually a better idea to get laser hair removal in the fall or winter. You'll need to keep treated areas out of the sun, which means covering up. That's much more comfortable during cooler seasons.

Is Laser Hair Removal Painless?

One of the biggest benefits of laser hair removal is the painless treatment. You should just feel a little "zap" when the laser is used and only in the localized area. The intensity of the feeling varies by how dark the hair is, as darker strands absorb more heat. The sensation should become less intense in later sessions as the strands thin and lighten in color.

Additionally, properly done laser treatments have no side effects. That means you can go straight from your session to work or out on the town.

Are ClarityMD Staff Certified To Perform Laser Hair Removal?

Yes, our staff are certified to administer this treatment. When you arrive for your appointment at our Carmel location, a medical esthetician will conduct the session.

How Many Sessions Do You Need?

Most people see a significant difference within three to eight sessions, though the exact number depends on your skin and hair color, as well as hair thickness. Thicker, darker hair requires more treatment than thinner, lighter hair.

Additionally, you have to remember that nothing is forever. When you ask, "How permanent is laser hair removal?" the answer depends on how much upkeep you're willing to do. To stay hair-free, most people have to do sessions every few years.

Why Choose ClarityMD?

Whether you want smooth legs or wish to treat stubborn facial hair, ClarityMD can help. To find out more or schedule a session at our Carmel clinic, give us a call at (317) 571–8900 or contact us online.

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