Laser hair removal: what is it and how long does it last?

The main goal of people who undergo laser hair removal treatment is to get rid of body hair for good and forget about hair removal. However, before starting the process, it is normal for people to have certain doubts and concerns. Among them, the following predominates: “how long does laser hair removal last? Below, we will try to resolve your concerns about it, backed by the professionalism of one of the most prestigious hair removal centers in Madrid, Dermatoclinic.

It is important to mention that the results are not effective in a single session or in a single day. They are visible, but several sessions are necessary to remove hair permanently, or at least semi-permanently. The duration, the interval between sessions, and the results of hair removal depend on different factors.

  • Skin type: there are light, dark, atopic, sensitive skins… Each of them has its own characteristics, and it is one of the main reasons why the treatment can be lengthened or shortened, and have better or worse results.
  • Type of hair: the lighter the hair, the more complicated it is for the laser light to detect it and have an effect on it, so it is common for people with light hair to need more sessions than those with dark hair.
  • Area to be treated: each part of the body and face has different characteristics, and therefore it is not possible to treat them equally. This aspect must be taken into account in order to determine the treatment time to achieve permanent results.
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Can hair be removed permanently?

The answer is yes. Although, as mentioned above, it is not possible to know exactly how long the treatment will last, we can get an approximate idea. At the same time, it should be the qualified professionals who decide which treatment is best for us, depending on the type of skin, hair and the area to be treated, since they are the only ones who have the necessary knowledge to perform a safe treatment.

It is believed that nine out of ten cases obtain permanent results with this type of hair removal. In the event that the hair does come back, it will be weaker and lighter in color. Laser hair removal may not be definitive in some patients with specific peculiarities or situations, such as very young patients or those with hirsutism. If this is your case, consult with a specialist to learn about the best options for permanent hair removal.