How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

When it comes to Laser Hair Removal there is more to know and consider than just price and the type of laser being used. For the purpose of this article we will be discussing timing and how many treatments are required, this means the right and wrong time to have laser hair removal treatments and when to come back.


The Cycle

The cycle of hair growth plays a major role in your laser hair removal treatment regimen. Excessive hair growth can be the result of a variety of things, heredity, stress, medication, and hormonal changes. For women puberty, pregnancy, certain medication and menopause all play an important part in determining hair growth patterns. For men the main factor is puberty, as their hormones don’t settle down till they are on their late 30 as well as medication they may be on.

The cycle of hair growth plays a major role in your laser hair removal treatment regimen. Excessive hair growth can be the result of a variety of things, heredity, stress, medication, and hormonal changes. For women puberty, pregnancy, certain medication and menopause all play an important part in determining hair growth patterns. For men the main factor is puberty, as their hormones don’t settle down till they are on their late 30 as well as medication they may be on.


When to come back?

So when is the best time to come back, you asked? This stage is the most crucial is the anagen phase. It is only during this phase that a follicle can be disabled by laser hair removal. This phase may only last for a couple of weeks though it can last for a few months. As a first timer to laser the ideal time period in coming back to ensure that you obtain maximum result is every 4-6 weeks for an average of 8-10 sessions. This is all however dependant on the above factors mentioned earlier, as well as the part of your body getting treatment, the hair colour, the skin type, your age, and most importantly your genes. This is why laser hair removal results vary from person to person.


Avoiding Discomfort

To avoid discomfort during treatment is recommended that you come shaved two days prior your laser treatment, not only does this avoid discomfort it is more effective in achieving a much better result. Although some discomfort may still occur there are is always the option of numbing cream. Application of the numbing cream varies as each cream contains different chemicals. A general application of numbing cream is; you apply the cream to the treated area for 15-20 minutes prior to coming in and cover with cling wrap. This will make help in the comfort of your laser treatment.

All in all once you start in one area you will be tempted to continue in other areas of the body!!!!