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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Usually Last

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How long does laser hair removal usually last?

How long does laser hair removal usually last?

Permanent : Laser hair removal if done properly can be permanent since the procedure actually causes death of the hair follicle. After a series of about five treatments many patients can see about eighty percent permanent removal but may require yearly touch ups to keep that ten to twenty percent of hairs away. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Strimling
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Hair Removal (Definition)

Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more


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If you use laser hair removal, how long until the hair grows back?

If you use laser hair removal, how long until the hair grows back?

Never: Laser hair removal is permanent. It will take several treatments for complete removal as only the actively growing hair (10-15%) is treated. ...Read more

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For how long should i abstain from taking photo-sensitive medication AFTER a laser hair removal session?

For how long should i abstain from taking photo-sensitive medication AFTER a laser hair removal session?

Should be to resume: After your hair removal treatment it should be fine to resume. However, if your next treatment is in a few weeks you may have to stop the medications again prior to the treatment. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the skin to develop crusts and scabs after laser hair removal? How long to heal ?

Is it normal for the skin to develop crusts and scabs after laser hair removal? How long to  heal ?

Not usually: Depending on the type of laser or BBL used for hair removal and your skin pigmentation it is possible to get small burns. However, more commonly you get some temporary redness after the treatment, and sometimes redness or small bumps around each hair follicle. It is unusual to have crusting or scabs. ...Read more

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How long until you can put deodorant and perfume on after laser hair removal?

Laser : If no redness or irritation exists on the treated areas then deodorants and perfume should not present a problem. ...Read more

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How long does it take to complete the laser hair removal treatment?

Depends on..: Laser. Response, hair color, skin color, hair density, size of laser, energy applied, and many other factors. ...Read more

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How long should I avoid sun exposure and tanning after laser hair removal?

Rest of your life!: Honest, ultraviolet causes wrinkles, sunspots, premature loss of skin tone and elasticity, not to mention skin cancers, some of them fatal. Do you really think any caring doctor will "approve" of tanning? But if you tan while the hair removal areas are pink or inflamed, you could also end up with permanent discoloration or hyperpigmentation. Can you say "5 o'clock shadow" where hair used to be? ...Read more

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What are the side effect of laser hair removal ?is it causing cancer in long term?!

What are the side effect of laser hair removal ?is it causing cancer in long term?!

Not a cancer risk: Anyone can do a bad study to "show" that anything causes any cancer, just based on how people answer questions. The things that actually do this and hold up either mutate genes (which lasering a follicle won't do) or result in prolonged hyperproliferation of cells (same). Don't worry about this. Laser hair removal is a huge help for many people. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Laser Hair Removal (Definition)

Laser hair removal is technique for reducing the thickness and number of hairs on the skin, by heating the hair follicles with a laser. The greater the color contrast between the hair and the skin, the more effect the treatments. A series of treatments is usually necessary to ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is also known as Laser therapy. Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more