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How Often Do I Need To Get Laser Hair Removal?

by LCA Team on November 18, 2023

How Often Do I Need To Get Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal has become an increasingly popular method for achieving long-term hair reduction. Many individuals opt for this treatment to enjoy smoother, hair-free skin without the hassle of frequent shaving or waxing. However, a common question that arises is, "How often do I need to get laser hair removal?” to reduce hair permanently.

In this blog post, Laser Clinics Australia will explore the factors that influence the frequency of laser hair removal sessions and provide guidance on finding the ideal schedule.

Understanding the Hair Growth Cycle

To determine the optimal frequency for laser hair removal, it's crucial to understand the hair growth cycle. Hair goes through three main phases: anagen (active growth), catagen (transitional), and telogen (resting). Laser hair removal is most effective during the anagen phase when the hair follicle is actively producing hair. Since not all hair is in the anagen phase simultaneously, multiple sessions are required to target all the hair follicles.

What are the factors influencing frequency?

Body Area: The frequency of laser hair removal can vary based on the specific treatment area. For example, facial hair may require more frequent sessions compared to the legs or back.

Hair Colour and Skin Tone: Dark, coarse hair responds better to the treatment than light, fine hair. Individuals with lighter hair may need more sessions to achieve the desired results. At Laser Clinics Australia, we use medical-grade technology to effectively remove unwanted hair. We use Candela GentleLASE Pro for clients with dark hair and lighter skin, while the GentleYAG Pro for clients with darker skin tone.

Individual Response: Everyone's body responds differently to laser hair removal. Factors such as hormonal changes, genetics, and overall health can influence the rate of hair regrowth. Some individuals may experience prolonged periods of hair reduction after a few sessions, while others may need more maintenance sessions.

How many sessions do I need?

The general recommendation for laser hair removal is to start with a series of sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. This allows for multiple treatments to target hair in the anagen phase. Most of the time for facial area treatments should be done in 2-week intervals. After the initial sessions, maintenance sessions may be needed at longer intervals to address any regrowth.

At Laser Clinics Australia, we recommend an initial course of 8 to 12 treatments and maintenance treatments every 2 to 3 months for permanent hair reduction. Our trusted team of highly trained Therapists will create a tailored treatment plan depending on your hair, skin type, and body area being treated. Book a complimentary consultation today.