Hair removal can be tedious both in terms of boredom and time commitment and in terms of physical discomfort.
Shaving is the most common and accessible hair removal method for most people because it is quick, painless, and inexpensive. On the other hand, shaving has the extra drawback of requiring you to remove your hairs as they begin to grow back to avoid post-shave stubble. Maintaining silky smooth skin may become a daily chore for some – no one has time for that consistently.
Unwanted facial and body hair can cause stress and embarrassment for both men and women. Shaving and waxing may provide temporary comfort, but the hair will grow back. Laser hair removal is a non-invasive process for removing unwanted hair from nearly any part of the face and body. But the question remains whether hair grows back after a hair laser treatment?
The Hair Laser Treatment Procedure: How does it work
Hair Laser Treatment works by generating lightwaves that generate heat. These lightwaves are attracted to and damage follicles only during the anagen phase of the hair development cycle. Your follicles are responsible for the growth of new hair strands. When they are injured, they are unable to develop new hair strands. Shaving, waxing, and tweezing are inefficient methods for long-term hair removal since they only remove hair from the skin’s surface.
The follicle is unharmed and will sprout new hair another day. Laser therapy is reasonably practical. If you only need to treat a tiny region, such as the underarms, you can be done in a matter of minutes. Only if you are attempting to treat larger areas, such as your chest or back, should you expect your treatment to last at least an hour.
The big question: Does it grow back?
After a few hair laser treatments, you can have hair-free skin for years. Hair follicles are destroyed during the treatment and cannot develop new hair. However, some follicles may survive therapy and be capable of sprouting new hair in the future.
Suppose you detect noticeable hair growth in an area of your body a couple of years after your treatments. In that case, you can safely have a follow-up appointment. Hair growth can be caused by various variables, including hormone levels and prescription drugs. There is no way to forecast the future and state unequivocally that your follicles will never develop hair again. However, there is a potential that you will get long-term results.
Several factors influence whether or not hair grows back after laser removal. Another aspect that affects future hair development is the type of hair treated. The result of new hair will be less evident after your laser session. Although laser treatments harm hair follicles, they are not destroyed. Over time, the treated follicles may heal from the initial harm and regrow hair.
It’s a tall order to remove every hair follicle in a specific location. As a result, you may observe some hair regrowth. The growth cycle of your hair includes various stages. The follicle has more melanin from the growing hair during the anagen phase. The laser focuses on melanin. In any other step of the hair growth cycle, it does not damage adjacent skin tissue or hair follicles.
Permanent Results: Is it possible?
It is feasible to achieve semi-permanent outcomes. The effects of your therapies should persist for several years. However, it is unrealistic to expect your follicles to never recover from the thermal damage they sustained. Please keep in mind that it will be smoother when your hair grows back following laser treatments than ever.
It is also worth noting that the location of the therapy has an impact on the duration of the outcomes. The results of removing unwanted hair from your arms, lower legs, or pubic region will last longer than removing thinner unwanted hair from your face, neck, or chest. The duration of the treatment results is also affected by the quality of your skin.
Importance of Multiple Hair Laser Treatment procedures
To get all of the benefits of laser therapy, you must attend multiple laser therapy sessions. The number of operations required is determined by the rate your follicles cycle through the hair creation process. The average person only requires six treatment sessions.
These should be spaced out several weeks apart for optimum results. Your treatment procedure could take up to a year to complete. However, it’s critical to recognize that you’ll see better results after each session. When the hair regrows, it will be thinner and lighter in color.
Sessions Needed of Hair treatment
A typical person needs six sessions to attain the desired results. It would be preferable if you waited several weeks between therapy sessions as well. Most people achieve the best outcomes when their sessions are four to eight weeks apart. During your initial visit, we will discuss a personalized treatment plan.
When determining the most appropriate treatment plan for you, we must consider several criteria. These criteria include the places you want to treat, skin tone, hair color, and how rapidly your hair follicles cycle through the hair development process.
What to expect after the procedure
You will not experience any pain, regardless of whether your treatment regions were numbed. You are free to go about your daily routine as usual as long as you protect your skin from the sun.
Three to five days following your laser therapy session, the hairs in the treated area will begin to fall out. The hair laser treatment process may take up to 14 days. It’s also worth noting that laser therapy will not darken your skin. Shaving or waxing, on the other hand, frequently causes hyperpigmentation.
Waiting time in between procedures
If you wait a few months between sessions, the follicles may not be damaged enough to stop developing hair. Although you may still get the benefits of treatment three to five days after the first session, it is possible to regress.
Your follicles may eventually resume hair growth at their previous rate. In contrast, if you complete a course of sessions on schedule and return for maintenance once a year, you should see nearly permanent improvements.
Hair may grow back following laser hair removal, but the initial time investment is still worthwhile. You deserve a hair removal treatment that is both effective and comfortable, with results that last for years. Contact us at Enchanted Medical Aesthetics to schedule an appointment and learn more about this innovative hair removal approach.