Laser hair reduction is more popular than ever. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 757,000 laser hair removal treatments were performed in 2020. But despite its mainstream status, patients still come to our Overland Park office with questions about this service. Here are some answers to help you determine if laser treatment is right for you.
How Does Laser Hair Reduction Work?
Laser hair removal devices emit light that gets absorbed by the melanin pigment in the hair. Next, the light is converted into heat. This heat damages the hair follicle and inhibits hair growth.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Are Typically Needed for Best Results?
The exact number of laser hair removal sessions you need to achieve great results depends on your skin tone, hair color, treatment area, and other unique factors. The one certainty is that you will need multiple sessions in order to target unwanted hair in different phases of growth. Maintenance sessions may be needed in the future for optimal reduction.
Even though laser hair removal takes a few appointments, it’s still much more convenient than alternatives such as waxing, shaving, and epilating, which must be repeated very frequently. That’s one of the reasons why laser hair removal has such a high patient satisfaction rating.
Is Laser Hair Reduction Permanent?
Laser hair removal is the most long-lasting method of hair removal. Some people enjoy a permanent reduction in hair growth. Others experience minimal hair growth for several years.
Even when hair does grow back after laser hair removal, it is often much finer and lighter. If you notice regrowth after laser hair removal, you can always schedule a follow-up appointment. Additional laser appointments will allow you to maintain silky smooth skin. Talk to our Overland Park hair reduction providers about building a custom treatment schedule to meet your needs.
Book Your Overland Park Laser Hair Removal Consultation
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Victor Perez and his aestheticians offer laser hair reduction using the innovative Deka Synchro FT workstation. Call 913-685-1108 today to schedule your consultation. Renue Aesthetic Surgery proudly serves patients from Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lee's Summit, and nearby areas of Kansas and Missouri.