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How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

Temporary hair removal methods can eat up your money and, more importantly, your time. Whether you wax, shave or pluck, hair removal usually lasts a few days to weeks. With laser hair removal, you can put aside those temporary solutions and achieve results that last

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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal targets the hair follicles to stop them from growing hair. At FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness, we use the Splendor X™, a dual-wavelength laser that can treat more skin and hair types than other lasers. This laser works faster than any other laser hair removal system, with full-body treatments lasting only 30-40 minutes.

The energy from the Splendor X™ laser targets the pigments in the roots of hairs. These roots grow from inside the hair follicles, so when the energy causes the hair root to heat up, the heat also damages and deactivates the follicle. Because hair spends time in both active and resting phases, laser hair removal requires multiple treatments since it can only target active follicles. 

For people concerned about underarm hair as well as excessive underarm sweating, miraDry® offers a new option. This treatment targets sweat glands in the underarm area but can also achieve up to 70% hair removal. 

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

With the Splendor X™, people of almost all skin and hair tones can achieve results in four to six treatment sessions, although you may need more to achieve the best results. You will see 85% to 95% permanent hair removal, with touch-ups recommended once or twice a year to target any stray hairs. 

While most of these hairs have been permanently removed, some will still grow back after months or even years. These regrown hairs will look finer, thinner, and more sparse than before. For most people, a 30-minute session once a year is a very worthwhile trade for the ongoing hassle of temporary hair removal. 

How Do I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?

Because laser hair removal needs to target actively growing hair roots, you will achieve the best results from your treatment if you take a few steps to see maximum hair removal

Skip the Bleach

Bleach removes hair pigment, which makes your hair roots invisible to the laser. This can cause the treatment to miss these follicles, resulting in a less effective hair removal session. 

Avoid Tanning

We cannot perform laser hair removal on recently tanned or sunburned skin, so avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen for several weeks before your treatment. 

Leave Hair Roots Alone

Plucking and waxing pull out the active hair roots, leaving empty follicles. For maximum results, do not use hair removal methods that pull hair out from the root for several weeks before treatment. 

Shave Before Treatment

While you should avoid methods like waxing, shaving leaves the root intact, so you can shave whenever you want. You should shave about 24 hours before treatment to remove all surface hair.

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Take the Next Step – Request an Appointment

To learn more about Laser Hair Removal – and if it’s right for you – schedule an appointment by visiting FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness online or calling 1 (248) 621-8162.

FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness is a multi-award-winning beauty and wellness clinic founded by skin expert Holly Cutler, also known as The Skin Saint, and named as “one of the most advanced Med Spas in the country” by Forbes magazine

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