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Will Hair Take a While to Grow Back After Laser Hair Removal?

By: Dr. James D. Fontaine


Are you tired of the constant upkeep of shaving, waxing, or plucking unwanted hair? Laser hair removal offers a long-lasting solution to achieve smoother, and virtually hair-free skin. If you're considering this popular treatment, you may be wondering how long it takes for hair to grow back after laser hair removal. At Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine in San Diego, CA, Dr. James D. Fontaine provides state-of-the-art laser hair removal services to help patients achieve the longest-lasting results possible. Keep reading to learn more about if and when your hair may come back after laser hair removal.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal is a noninvasive procedure that uses concentrated beams of light to target and destroy hair follicles. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, damaging them and disrupting future hair growth cycles. The procedure is precise, targeting hair follicles while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. With laser hair removal, patients not only enjoy a reduction in hair growth, but they can also reduce skin irritations — like razor burn and ingrown hairs — associated with traditional hair growth methods.

Where can laser hair removal be used?

Some of the most common treatment areas for laser hair removal include:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Male chest
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini area
  • Fingers and toes

Does hair regrow after laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal can significantly reduce hair growth, and in some cases, it can result in long-term hair reduction. However, it's important to note that individual experiences may vary. Hair regrowth after laser hair removal can depend on factors such as hair color, hair thickness, hormonal changes, and others. While some patients may experience minimal regrowth, others may require occasional maintenance sessions to keep the treated area virtually hair-free.

When will hair come back after laser hair removal?

After laser hair removal, it's normal to notice some shedding of treated hair. This is a natural part of the process as the treated hair follicles are gradually removed. Over time, you may notice a return of hair growth, but it is typically much finer, lighter, and sparser than before. This can occur months or even years after laser hair removal, and a repeat “touch-up” session is usually effective for restoring your original results.

How many laser hair removal sessions will I need?

It's important for patients considering laser hair removal to understand that multiple treatment sessions are typically required to achieve optimal results. The number of sessions varies depending on factors such as hair color, skin type, and the treatment area. During your consultation for San Diego laser hair removal, our team will create a personalized treatment plan that is best suited to you.

Trade your razor for laser and achieve the smooth, sexy skin you’ve always wanted

If you're ready to say goodbye to the hassle, expense, and side effects of traditional hair removal methods and achieve long-lasting results, schedule a consultation for laser hair removal with Dr. James D. Fontaine at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine in San Diego, CA today.

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