There are very many hair removal methods available for removing unwanted hair virtually anywhere on the body. You can choose shaving, waxing, tweezing, or other forms. However, most of these hair removal methods do not last very long. Shaving can last a few days, if you lucky, and waxing might be able to last up to 6 weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows. However, none of these methods are permanent.
One hair removal method that is often advertised as permanent is laser hair removal. However, laser hair removal may not always be permanent, and when it is, it’s due to certain measures being taken.
Laser hair removal requires multiple treatments to be effective. This is because not all hairs grow at the same time. You will require multiple treatments, usually 6 to 8, spaced out 4 to 8 weeks apart. After all treatment sessions are finished, you may experience up to 80% or more of hair loss.
In order to maintain this hair loss long term, many individuals choose to do maintenance sessions. The number of sessions required will depend on the individual. You may need one or 2 treatments a year, or a treatment every couple of years.
The length of time that laser hair removal lasts will also depend on how well it worked to begin with. Some people are better candidates for effective results than others. Laser hair removal works best on those with fair skin and dark hair. This is because the laser works by color contrast. It zaps the darker matter, ideally the hair. The higher the contrast between the two in color, the better.
If you’re looking for something that requires a few treatments and results in 100% permanent hair removal for the rest of your life, laser treatments might not work for you. However, if you don’t mind a few maintenance treatments now and then, it can still save a lot of time overall that doesn’t need to be spent shaving, waxing, etc.