Multiple treatments will be needed in order to achieve optimal results, since hair grows in cycles, and one treatment will not be able to destroy all hair follicles. Most patients experience effective results after three to five treatments, spaced four to eight weeks apart. The length and quantity of treatments depends upon the location of the hair and the patient’s individual response to treatment. Patients who wish to remove hair in between treatment sessions can shave the treated area if they desire, but should not use any other type of temporary hair removal.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER LASER HAIR REMOVAL
After laser hair removal, patients may experience some redness and swelling in the treated area, but these symptoms usually go away on their own within a few days. Patients can return to work and other normal activities immediately after treatment. Excessive sun exposure should be avoided for some time after laser hair removal.
WHEN WILL I START TO SEE RESULTS?
The results of the laser hair removal procedure are visible immediately, but hair may continue to grow until the full course of treatment is complete.
HOW LONG WILL RESULTS LAST?
Although the results of laser hair removal may not be permanent, they are longer than the results of other hair removal methods. Through multiple treatment sessions, long-term results may be possible for many patients.
RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Although laser hair removal is considered a safe procedure, there is always a risk of complication associated with any type of medical procedure. Some of these complications may include:
Lightening or darkening of the skin
Change in skin texture
Incomplete removal of hair
Regrowth of hair
The most common complication of laser hair removal is regrowth of the unwanted hair, which can often be relieved through additional treatment sessions.
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To learn more about our Laser Hair Removal Service, please contact us at (732) 927-1224 today to schedule an appointment.