How Effective Is Laser Hair Removal?

laser hair removal The pains of shaving, the costs of waxing – it’s enough to want to pull your hair out. At one time or another, everyone has missed a spot, nicked their skin, or developed an ingrown hair. Shaving and waxing can be cumbersome. Surely, there must be an alternative.

There is! Laser hair removal is a proven long-term hair removal technique. Though it is effective, you may wonder just how much. Keep reading to learn about laser hair removal and what to expect.

The Science Supports Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is effective at removing unwanted hair and slows down regrowth. One study with nearly 1,000 participants found that over 700 had 75 to 100 percent clearance in the targeted area after just one treatment. In the same study, a follow-up was conducted nearly a decade later, and 87.9 percent of patients reported that their improvements continued.

To help understand what you can expect with laser hair removal, make sure you speak with your doctor.

How Laser Hair Removal Compares to Other Hair Removal Methods

The major benefit of laser hair removal is its relative permanency. While shaving may last only a few days, and waxing may last only a few weeks, laser hair removal can last years. Even if hair returns after laser hair removal, the hair that grows back tends to be lighter in color and finer in texture.

Although laser hair removal may require multiple sessions, you may need as little as four sessions to see permanent results—this differs from shaving and waxing, which requires a lifelong commitment. Consult with a provider to understand the number of sessions you may need to see the results you want.

Achieve Smooth, Hairfree Skin With Laser Hair Removal in Oxon Hill, MD

You can find exceptional care and top-tier results at Bella Cosmetic Surgery, where board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte has over 20 years of delivering personalized, superior results. Well-respected in the field, Dr. Chiaramonte serves as the chairman of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Southern Maryland Hospital Center.

Learn more about laser hair removal by calling 301-567-6767 to schedule an appointment with Bella Cosmetic Surgery.

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