Before and after laser hair removal treatments on the underarms

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

Blog, Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is becoming a popular trend with many clients looking for long-term results compared to other hair removal methods, such as shaving, waxing, epilating, and hair removal creams. However, it is important to note that no hair removal method is permanent due to everyone’s individual genes and hormones.

During your treatment the laser targets the hair follicle. The number of treatments you require can vary and will be assessed at your consultation with the senior laser specialist, during your consultation we will do a patch test and your hair growth results will be assessed as the treatment process goes on. If you have excess hair growth due to hormones or PCOS you will still see great results, but more frequent top-ups will be needed.

Following your first laser hair removal treatment, hair growth slows considerably. Two to three weeks after your first laser treatment the dead hair will begin to shed (fall out). The new hair growth will usually start to appear finer. After your second laser treatment, depending on your skin and hair type, you will notice patchy hair regrowth as certain hair follicles will stop producing new hairs. After 4-6 treatments, the hair should be significantly reduced. Once you have completed your recommended course of treatments, commonly 8 treatments, you will notice up to 80% reduction in hair growth. This means that the hair growth will be greatly reduced and hairs will appear finer, with fewer ingrown hairs and regrowth in sparse areas.

Many clients have finished their course of treatments which takes approximately 1.5 years to complete (given there are no gaps in between) and their results can vary but commonly they will last 2 years and you may require a few top-up laser hair removal treatments throughout the year. If you become pregnant after your course of laser hair removal you may notice new hair growth, this is due to hormones and will require top-up treatments.