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How Many Sessions Will it Take with Laser Hair Removal?

How much time and money would you save if you could stop bothering with hair removal? You can free yourself from this endless chore with laser hair removal. This treatment stops hair growth, so you enjoy hair-free skin. 

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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal uses a beam of light that travels harmlessly through the skin to target the hair follicles. Each hair grows from a root inside a follicle, and laser hair removal stops them from producing hair. The laser uses heat to damage the hair follicles without harming the skin. After each treatment, hair will fall out and will not grow back

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work? 

Hair roots contain a pigment called melanin that gives hair its color. The laser targets melanin pigments in the hair roots, causing them to heat up and damage the follicles. With other hair removal methods, the follicle will keep growing or start growing new hair. With laser hair removal, the follicle is deactivated and will not grow new hair for months or years. 

How Many Sessions Will it Take with Laser Hair Removal?

Even the most effective laser hair removal cannot treat all your hair in one session. The laser can treat hair follicles in an active growth phase. Hairs in their dormant or resting phase do not contain a hair root, so the laser does not work on them. Most people need four to six sessions for complete hair removal

After your initial treatments, you should not see any hair growth for months or even years. You may eventually see stray hairs regrow, but these will be soft, fine, and easy to remove with maintenance treatments. Many people find that one session yearly keeps stray hairs away for hair-free skin that lasts. 

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal 

Laser hair removal works better when you have more contrast between your hair and skin. Following these tips will make sure you get the best results from each session

  • Avoid waxing, plucking, or anything that pulls out the hairs
  • Do not bleach your hair, since this removes the melanin
  • Protect your skin from the sun and avoid tanning
  • Shave the day before treatment
  • Stop taking blood thinners like aspirin

Is There Downtime With Laser Hair Removal?

Any minor redness or sensitivity will fade within a few hours. You will not have any downtime and you can resume your usual activities. Between sessions, follow the tips for preparation to get the best results each time. 

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If you are interested in laser hair removal, the experienced professionals at Balanced Aesthetics Medspa are available to answer all of your questions. Call us at (470) 226-2390 or fill out our contact form at the bottom of this page to schedule your personalized consultation.

Balanced Aesthetics Medspa is located in Buckhead and we service Buckhead & Midtown. We also proudly serve the Atlanta, Georgia area and surrounding areas, including Peachtree Heights, Brookwood Hills, Springlake, Collier Hills, and more!

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