Laser hair removal is the only proven way to get permanently smooth, sexy, and totally hair-free skin. It makes nuisances like razors and waxing appointments a thing of the past. But not all patients seeking laser hair removal want all of their hair gone. Fortunately, laser hair removal is effective for both permanent hair removal and permanent hair reduction. Read on to learn more about permanent hair removal and permanent hair reduction, and the difference between the two.
Permanent hair removal via laser hair removal is performed via a powerful laser. Over a series of sessions, the laser penetrates the hair and travels down to the follicle, destroying the follicle forever. Once the follicle is destroyed, that hair can never grow back. Most people describe the sessions as slightly unpleasant, and compare the laser’s sensation to a rubber band snapping the skin.
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Permanent hair reduction is something that appeals to people who still want the ability to grow hair, but perhaps want to slow the growth down or simply have less of it. Possible patients include men who want to decrease the thickness of their beard, or women who want to lessen their arm hair without totally doing away with it. Permanent hair reduction is an ideal option for people who prioritize the natural look of having some hair, but want to make their grooming habits easier.
Laser hair removal is always performed in multiple sessions to get to the level of hair removal desired. For total hair removal, about six sessions is average. For those that are just looking to reduce hair growth, even fewer sessions will be needed. The number of sessions necessary for permanent hair reduction will vary from person to person, but about four total sessions is average. At this point, hair growth will definitely be slowed. Some of the hair follicles may even be completely deactivated, leaving you with less hair that grows slower than before.
Permanent hair reduction using laser hair removal is possible, and available near you. If you’d like to learn more about permanent hair reduction or to schedule a consultation with a laser hair removal expert in your area, contact our representatives today!