Are There Currently Any Technology That Make Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Are there currently any technology that make laser hair removal permanent?

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Permanent hair removal with the Laser

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Selectively targeting hair follicles with lasers has revolutionized the ability to permanently eliminate unwanted hair. Lasers create a beam of highly concentrated light that penetrates deep into the skin where it delivers a controlled amount of therapeutic heat. This light energy is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles, destroying numerous follicles at a time and leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. Long-term hair removal depends on hair color, skin color, and the strength of the laser treatment as tolerated by the patient. Approximately 15-30% long-term hair loss may be observed with each treatment when optimal parameters are used.

South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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Laser Hair Removal Technology and Longevity

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Once you have completed your laser hair removal and have had no regrowth for about a year, then you can be pretty certain the hair is permanently gone.  The amount of sessions vary from patient to patient and from area to area treated.  Bikini and underarm areas are the easiest to treat!

Sheri G. Feldman, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologist

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