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Is the Laser Hair Removal a Permanent Hair Removal Method or Must Be Done Often?

can laser treatment once done can prevent the unwanted hair growth permanently?

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Permanence of laser hair removal


Laser hair removal permanently destroys SOME hair follicles. However, all of your hair follicles are not necessarily treated at any given point. Only active follicles are treated, and quite frankly, some of those will continually be non-responsive. Additionally, you will continue to develop new hair follicles over your lifetime, hence the need for follow-up or "maintenance" visits. Overall, most people should expect about 70% total removal of the current hair follicles being treated, and then the remainders will grow back lighter in color, shorter, and less dense. However, the new follicles you develop will need to be treated separately, and the same rules apply - overall 70% is permanently removed.

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Permanent Laser Hair Removal


A wide variety of medical lasers and light systems are used to remove unwanted hair, however most lasers are not effective for all skin types and hair colors. The Elos laser hair removal system is designed for permanent hair reduction by combining both optical and radiofrequency energy to deliver satisfying, longer lasting results with less discomfort than previous laser systems. All skin and hair colors including gray and blonde hair are effectively treated. Faces, backs, arms, legs, faces, and bikini lines can be treated including those individuals with darkly pigmented skin. Treatments are administered every 4 weeks and generally 3 to 5 treatments are sufficient.

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