It is not possible to give an exact answer as to how long it will take to see results but it is likely that some results will be noticeable as soon as 1-2 weeks following the first treatment.
Initially, after a treatment, it may look as though the hairs are beginning to grow back, but this is the damaged hair follicles expelling the hairs from the skin. Gradually they will start to fall out over a period of 7- 10 days, sometimes taking as long as a month to fully fall out.
During this time, shaving is fine. After a couple of weeks, you should notice much less visible hair and the need to shave becoming less frequent.
Hairs grow at different rates and at different times so a course of treatments is necessary to achieve longer lasting results, usually between 6-8 sessions, spaced about 4-8 weeks apart, depending on the body area. The amount of treatments can vary hugely between people, depending on age, genetic or hormonal issues, but most people will begin to see permanent results after a few sessions of laser hair removal.
If you would like to know more about laser hair removal and how it works, we would be happy to see you for a free of charge consultation and patch test.
At Complete Lasercare all of our treatments are performed by qualified nurses who have specialised in laser hair removal, with 18 years of experience.
This article was written by Jane Keena of Complete LaserCare.
Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1986 at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and worked as a senior nurse in the NHS until 2001.
She left to pursue a career in laser hair removal, initially working for Boots the Chemist where she was appointed laser protection supervisor and gained a BTEC award in Laser and Intense Light Hair removal in March 2001.