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Is laser hair removal permanent?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes,but
There is a subset of women that are heavy or have hormonal problems who will have significant reduction.
They will however have partial regrowth that needs intermittent touchup sessions on face and neck areas. It is also difficult to totally remove hair on arms and legs.

In brief: Yes,but
There is a subset of women that are heavy or have hormonal problems who will have significant reduction.
They will however have partial regrowth that needs intermittent touchup sessions on face and neck areas. It is also difficult to totally remove hair on arms and legs.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal can provide long tern results but I have seen excellent clearing that started to have new hair growth four years later but to a very small extent and not increase over the next several years.

In brief: Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal can provide long tern results but I have seen excellent clearing that started to have new hair growth four years later but to a very small extent and not increase over the next several years.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No.
Laser permanently destroys hair that are in the active growth stage.
Dormant hair and hair that your body has not made yet will be unaffected. Multiple treatments are needed to treat all the existing hair follicles as they become active. Once the series is completed, there will be a significant reduction in hair growth. Over time your body makes new hair and maintenance treatments are needed.

In brief: No.
Laser permanently destroys hair that are in the active growth stage.
Dormant hair and hair that your body has not made yet will be unaffected. Multiple treatments are needed to treat all the existing hair follicles as they become active. Once the series is completed, there will be a significant reduction in hair growth. Over time your body makes new hair and maintenance treatments are needed.
Dr. H. William Song
Dr. H. William Song
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Dr. Neeraja Mattay
Dermatology
In brief: With touch ups
Laser hair removal leaves skin smooth and silky after completion of the recommended number of sessions, usually 8 to 12.
After hair follicles have been treated, hair growth should not recur to the same extent. Yearly touch ups may be needed to address slight growth. Learn more at http://dermdocs.com/.

In brief: With touch ups
Laser hair removal leaves skin smooth and silky after completion of the recommended number of sessions, usually 8 to 12.
After hair follicles have been treated, hair growth should not recur to the same extent. Yearly touch ups may be needed to address slight growth. Learn more at http://dermdocs.com/.
Dr. Neeraja Mattay
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