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Time gap between nd yag laser sessions for hair removal..Help?
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Dr. Edward Zimmerman
Cosmetic Surgery
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In brief: Depends on the site
Lhr is most effective on dark, thick, actively growing hair-rarely more than 20% in any area.
Most hairs are in "rest" phase -- fairly immune to all wavelengths and energies. You have to superheat the stem cells in the bulb and bulge of the growing hair follicle in order to kill it - not just make it a smaller, lighter (poorer) target. It takes 5 to 8 sessions over 2 years to get 70+% kill rate.

In brief: Depends on the site
Lhr is most effective on dark, thick, actively growing hair-rarely more than 20% in any area.
Most hairs are in "rest" phase -- fairly immune to all wavelengths and energies. You have to superheat the stem cells in the bulb and bulge of the growing hair follicle in order to kill it - not just make it a smaller, lighter (poorer) target. It takes 5 to 8 sessions over 2 years to get 70+% kill rate.
Dr. Edward Zimmerman
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Dr. John Apostolides
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 4-8 weeks
Ideally you should wait 4-6 weeks between sessions to allow the hair cycle to shed the lasered hair and any regrowth of hair follicles to occur.

In brief: 4-8 weeks
Ideally you should wait 4-6 weeks between sessions to allow the hair cycle to shed the lasered hair and any regrowth of hair follicles to occur.
Dr. John Apostolides
Dr. John Apostolides
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