Laser Hair Removal: How Many Treatments Will I Need?

If you’ve struggled with unwanted body hair, ingrown hairs, or the need to shave constantly just to keep your body looking and feeling smooth, laser hair removal may be a helpful solution to these predicaments. Laser hair removal reaches the hair follicle to eliminate hair grown deep inside the source.

Since the stage of hair that is most responsive to treatment is only within the anagen phase a third of the time, multiple sessions are needed to get optimal results.

If you are local to West Vancouver, Canada, (we do not have permanent hair elimination, particularly in the face) have a complimentary consultation with facial rejuvenation experts like Dr. Shadan Kabiri and her team.

Dr. Kabiri offers laser hair removal with the use of The Vectus Laser, the only laser to include the FDA-cleared Skintel Melanin Reader. This method of hair removal is most effective at targeting the anagen growth stages of hair growth. Each step performs a specific action that contributes to the visibility of the hair.

To learn more about the expectations for the laser hair removal process, as well as how many treatments you’re likely to need, read on.

How Many Treatments Will I Need? 

Most people get between 6-8 treatments for each area being treated. Treatments are typically conducted between 4 and 8 weeks apart so that the hair has time to enter the anagen phase. The exact number of treatments will depend on the characteristics of the person receiving treatment, including:

  • individual skin type
  • hair color and thickness
  • all areas being treated

Although the 6-8 session treatment plan is applicable for many who pursue laser hair removal, more treatments are encouraged for those who need additional treatments. Everybody is different, and hair growth is inherently specific to the individual. Continue with the treatment until you’ve achieved the results you’ve been waiting for.

Things To Keep in Mind Before Treatment

Remember to keep your skin clean and free of any lotions or creams before your treatment. Artificial tanning creams must be avoided as well to not interfere with the settings tailored to your treatment. There is a greater risk for discoloration for those with darker skin, given that darker skin has more pigment. Changing the color of your skin tone during treatment can lead to discoloration, so avoid these creams and lotions for each treatment session.

How Long Do Results Last? 

Your laser hair removal results will vary depending on your factors. Some see long-lasting results for up to 2 years; others see hair growth that is less coarse or consistent than it once was six months after the process. You may also look into touch-ups if you need further treatment to maintain your results.

Reach out To Dr. Shadan Kabiri

Call the team at (604) 925-1301 to learn more about laser hair removal and how it can provide you with the results you seek. Schedule your consultation and learn how laser hair removal can help you address unwanted hair with fast and effective laser technology you can count on for quick results.