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Laser Hair Removal Sessions
One of the most common questions clients ask us is how many sessions of laser hair removal they’ll need. It makes perfect sense to wonder! The sooner you can reach your hair-free day, the better.
Our go-to answer is that you’ll probably need between 6 to 12 sessions of laser hair removal before you achieve your desired results. We know that’s a pretty broad range, so in this post, we’ll explain what’s behind it and other factors that impact how many laser treatments you’ll need.
Why You Need at Least 6 Sessions
A single laser hair removal session can only reduce the regrowth of around 10%-25% of hair follicles. Basically, you come in for your appointment and 7-10 days later, you’ll notice that a lot (but not all) of your hair will fall out of the root.
Every one of your hair follicles has its own lifecycle with a few stages. At any given time, only a percentage of your follicles are in the same stage. Laser hair removal only works on hair follicles while they’re in their active growth stage, which is why it cannot remove all hair at once.
It normally takes at least 6 to 12 sessions for the laser to successful target the majority of the hair follicles for complete smoothness. In some cases, there might be some small hair regrowth a year or two after completing a series of treatments. When that happens, a single touch-up session is often enough to nip it in the bud.
Other Factors to Consider
The number of sessions we recommend is an estimate based on our years of experience. However, there are other factors that can impact how many treatments you’ll need. In other cases, these factors may lead to sudden regrowth long after you’ve completed your series of sessions.
- Any health conditions that impact hormones like polycystic ovary syndrome.
- Hormonal changes with age (especially menopause) or pregnancy.
- The kind of laser technology your skin will tolerate, either because of skin sensitivity or skin tone.
Prior to your appointment, your laser hair removal technician might be able to give you a more accurate idea of how many sessions you’ll need. Just remember that, ultimately, the precise number is impossible to predict.
Is Laser Hair Removal Worth It?
Maybe we’re biased, but to us, it seems obvious that laser hair removal is 100% worth it. Even if your hair follicles are particularly stubborn, we still think a year of monthly treatments is absolutely worth a lifetime of smoothness.
When it comes to expenses, laser hair removal is a one-time investment that will reduce your hair removal costs for the rest of your life! When you consider that a single laser session is about on par with a professional waxing treatment, it’s a no-brainer.
We believe everyone deserves to have a hair-free life, which is why we’re committed to keeping our prices affordable for everyone. If you’d like to start your series of laser hair removal sessions, go ahead and book your appointment!