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Frequency Of Treatment

Laser Hair Removal results last several months or years.

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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure used to treat unwanted hair by using a concentrated beam of light (laser) directly on the hair follicle.

How does Laser Hair Removal work?

Laser hair removal works by emitting a light targeted at each individual hair follicle that gets absorbed by the hair pigment.

As it enters the body, the light energy from the laser is converted into heat, damaging the hair follicles and inhibiting hair regrowth.

Laser Hair Removal is one of the most effective hair removal methods and can be applied to:

  • Dark hair
  • Body hair
  • Upper lip hair
  • Bikini line
  • Face Hair
  • Whole Body
  • Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Available

and most other locations and hair types on the body where you wish to eliminate hair growth.

Laser is not effective on true blonde or gray hair.

What is the Laser Hair Removal procedure?

The Laser Hair Removal procedure begins with a short preparation period during which the treatment area is cleaned and assessed for suitability, followed by a series of laser pulses to target each hair follicle. A cooling agent may be used to protect your skin and minimize pain, thin skinned areas can be sensitive, but the procedure is well tolerated.

Laser treatment sessions can last anywhere from a few seconds to over an hour depending on the size of the treatment area.

What can I expect after laser treatment?

Many patients experience redness and some can have swelling for the first several hours after their Laser Hair Removal treatment that can be relieved with ice packs and, sometimes, soothing creams.

It’s important to avoid sun exposure and use broad-spectrum SPF daily after treatment to keep skin protected, and to avoid antibiotics for two weeks prior to laser hair removal.

How long does Laser Hair Removal actually last?

After your treatment it typically takes 2-3 weeks for results to become noticeable, and up to a year to get full results. Many patients require several treatments to target each hair follicle at the right stage of its hair growth process.

Length of results varies significantly between patients depending on their unique hair growth cycle. For most people, Laser Hair Removal results last several months or years.

Laser Hair Removal FAQ

Laser hair removal is usually safe for most people. At Madison Wellness & Aesthetic Clinic a qualified professional assesses each individual situation to ensure the safety of the procedure.

Check out the Mayo Clinic’s assessment of Laser hair removal here

See the study completed by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology that concluded  “Laser hair removal is associated with a low incidence of side effects that are self-limiting in the majority of cases. “

Laser Hair Removal can last many months or many years, maintenance treatments may be needed, often after several years, to continue the look you want. 

Most patients describe the laser hair removal process as uncomfortable or mildly painful. It is important to inform the provider how you are feeling during the procedure as they can adjust the intensity of the treatment to decrease discomfort.

Patients may need several sessions to eradicate the hair and limit regrowth.

Because the length of a session is different for each person and the number of sessions needed will be different for each individual, estimating the cost is not possible.

After a provider has completed an evaluation they will be able to provide a better estimate of the costs to achieve your goals.

Although both spellings of Laser are commonly used, the “correct English word” is Laser. Lazer hair removal and Laser hair removal are the exact same procedure.

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