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How Often Should I Get Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

By: Dr. James D. Fontaine


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Each day, more and more Americans throw out their razors in favor of a better solution for unwanted hair: laser hair reduction (or removal). This treatment, known for its efficacy and durability, has become a go-to method for those seeking a more convenient, longer-lasting answer to hair removal. At Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine in San Diego, CA, we've seen for ourselves the satisfaction our patients experience when they see how much smoother their skin is after a laser hair removal session.

If you're tired of spending time and money on razors and waxing sessions, laser treatments may be the answer you're looking for. Before scheduling your private consultation with Dr. James D. Fontaine or a member of our team, take some time to learn about the benefits of laser hair removal.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal employs a focused beam of light to target hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, generating heat that damages the follicle, leading to a significant reduction in hair growth. This process, sometimes referred to as laser hair reduction, varies in effectiveness depending on an individual's hair and skin type. To help our patients attain the smooth results they desire, Dr. Fontaine and our team personalize each laser hair reduction plan according to each individual's needs and goals.

How many treatments are needed for the best results?

The journey to achieving optimal hair reduction typically involves multiple treatments. On average, patients witness considerable hair reduction after 3 – 7 sessions. These sessions are strategically scheduled in accordance with the hair's growth cycle, occurring approximately every 4 – 6 weeks. The tailored treatment plans devised by Dr. Fontaine and our team at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine cater to each patient's individual hair growth patterns and aesthetic aspirations, ensuring more effective results.

How long does laser hair removal last?

One of the standout benefits of laser hair removal is its long-lasting results. Most patients enjoy a substantial decrease in hair growth for an extended period, ranging from several months to years, after completing the recommended treatment course. It's important to note that results can vary based on factors like hair color, texture, and the area being treated. Some individuals may require occasional maintenance sessions to maintain the reduced hair growth over time.

What should you expect after a laser hair removal session?

After undergoing a laser hair removal session, patients typically experience mild redness and swelling, akin to sunburn effects. These symptoms generally fade within a few hours to a couple of days. It's crucial to avoid sun exposure and apply sunscreen to the treated areas. Dr. Fontaine's team provides comprehensive aftercare guidance to ensure patients experience a smooth recovery and achieve the best possible results from their treatment.

Discover the benefits of laser hair removal for yourself

If you're considering laser hair reduction, now is the time to take the next step. Reach out to Dr. James D. Fontaine at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine in San Diego, CA for a personalized consultation. Our skilled team is dedicated to offering individualized care, harnessing the latest in laser technology to help meet your aesthetic goals. Embrace a future with less unwanted hair and more confidence. Contact us today to start your journey.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.