I can only do 3 months of laser hair removal before I will be traveling for 5 months. Will my laser hair removal results be compromised if split the 6 treatments and finish them I return? Or should I wait to return and do all 6 at once?
What if You Are Unable to Do All 6 Laser Removal Treatments in a Row?
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Doctor Answers 2
Treatment time between Laser Hair Removal Sessions
Thank you for your question.
I do not believe it will effect your results negatively to have a gap between sessions. There is a minimum time frame you need to wait between treatments (if you do it too soon, the laser will be ineffective due to the hair follicles not being in an active state) but if you wait a couple months (or even 5 months), it should be fine.
Timing of Laser Hair Removal treatments
It would be fine to have a 5 month gap between your third and fourth treatments. The laser is only effective when the hair follicle is in its active growth phase which is why repeat sessions are necessary to treat hair follicles when they re-enter the growth phase. Having treatments too close together is not advantageous but the longer wait will not negatively affect your results.
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