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Will Hair Grow Back After Laser Hair Removal?

By: Dr. James D. Fontaine


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Of all the aesthetic treatments on the market today, laser hair removal stands out as one of the most popular, largely thanks to its convenience and long-lasting results. At Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine, Dr. James D. Fontaine and our team are thrilled to introduce the benefits of laser hair removal to San Diego, CA, men and women who are looking for a more lasting solution for unwanted hair. If you have yet to experience the benefits of laser hair removal for yourself, you probably have one central question: Will hair grow back after my treatment?

Understanding the benefits of laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a revolutionary cosmetic procedure that offers numerous benefits. These include:

  • Precision: The lasers target dark and coarse hairs without damaging the surrounding skin.
  • Speed: Each laser pulse takes only a fraction of a second and can target many hairs at once.
  • Efficiency: Most clients experience significant hair loss after 3 – 7 sessions.

This procedure has gained immense popularity worldwide primarily because of the smoother, virtually hair-free skin it provides.

How does laser hair removal work?

The process of laser hair removal involves emitting a light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. This light energy is then transformed into heat, damaging the hair follicles that are responsible for hair growth. By targeting these follicles, the procedure ensures reduced hair growth in the future.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

While laser hair removal is highly effective, it doesn't ensure long-term hair removal. Instead, it prolongs the hair growth cycle, resulting in prolonged periods of smooth skin. However, some people might experience finer and lighter hair regrowth after the procedure. Maintenance treatments might be necessary every year or so, especially if there's a hormonal change or significant weight fluctuation.

What to expect after laser hair removal

Following your laser hair removal treatment in San Diego, CA, you may notice some hair left in the treatment area. This is typically the treated hair getting pushed out of the follicle, not new growth. Here's what you can generally expect:

  • A few days after your laser hair removal treatment, the treated hair will start to fall out.
  • You might experience mild redness, swelling, or a sunburned feeling, which should subside in a few hours to a couple of days.
  • It's crucial to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen diligently after laser hair removal (especially in sunny San Diego) to prevent any changes in the skin's color.

Take the next step toward touchably smooth skin

If you're considering laser hair removal in San Diego, CA, Dr. James D. Fontaine and the skilled team at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine are here to guide you. Understanding the procedure, setting the right expectations, and trusting an expert's hands can make all the difference in your journey to smoother, virtually hair-free skin.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover the fantastic benefits of laser hair removal. Our team is committed to offering only the best in cosmetic and aesthetic procedures.

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