Always confused about the number of sessions required for Laser Hair Reduction? Your answers are here!
Laser hair reduction promised smooth, soft & hair-free skin forever. But something that lasts that long, does require a little bit of patience and investment. One of the most common questions and myths surrounding Laser Hair Reduction is around the duration and the number of sessions required.
Whether it’s an area as small as your chin or as large as your full body, laser hair reduction requires multiple and regular sittings for it to work effectively. (That’s still better than a lifetime of shaving, plucking and waxing!)
Why does Laser Hair Reduction require multiple sessions?
That’s because Hair grows in cycles! Your hair grows in three phases:-
- Anagen (growth phase)
- Catagen (shrinking phase)
- Telogen (resting phase)
Now, Lasers are effective only during one of these stages – Anagen Stage. The good news is that for an average person, the anagen stage lasts for anywhere around 2-3 years, whereas the Catagen & Telogen phases last for around 2 weeks and 3 months respectively. So on an average, a person has around 75% hairs on their body in the Anagen phase at any given point in time. Read more about Hair cycles here.
Because laser hair removal treatment is only effective during the Anagen stage when the hair is rich in protein, keratin and melanin, a large portion of hair is not removed by your first laser treatment and further treatments are required for the hairs that were in the other phases as they progress to the Anagen growth phase and are then responsive to the laser.
Your Laser Hair Reduction is as Unique as YOU!
The number of sessions required for each individual depends on various factors such as skin tone, hair thickness or coarseness, hair colour, age, gender, and hormonal imbalances. Generally, Laser is most effective when there is a contrast between the skin colour and the hair colour such as a paler skin tone with dark hair is an ideal combination.
So will someone might require 3-5 sessions over 7 months for hair reduction in a certain area, another individual might require 6-8 sessions over 2 years for the same area.
Before actually starting with your Laser Hair Reduction, one of our trusted dermatologists/aestheticians will evaluate all these factors for you and then prescribe a certain number of sessions over a certain period of time.
Even after 8-9 sessions, most patients need 1-3 maintenance sessions yearly to stay hair free. Again, this is dependent on various factors, a person with PCOS might need more maintenance sessions yearly while one without might need one in 2 years.
Overall, like all good things, Laser Hair removal might be a bit time-consuming, but good things come to those who wait! And anyway, a few Laser Sessions is better than a lifetime of razor bumps, ingrown hairs and scream-inducing bikini waxes!
So what are you waiting for, book your Full Body Laser Hair Reduction starting at Rs. 29,999 now!