Are you tired of shaving, tweezing, or waxing your unwanted hair? Laser hair removal is now taking over from these painful hair removal methods because it’s virtually pain-free and provides long-lasting results. But how does the procedure work, and how many laser hair removal treatments will you need to see results?
How Laser Hair Removal Works
There are several hair removal technologies on the market, but at Clovis Laser Center we use the next-generation Soprano ICE by Alma Lasers. Laser hair removal with the Soprano ICE is safe, fast, and almost painless. It works on all skin types and hair types and can be used throughout the year.
The Soprano ICE handpiece emits short pulses of energy that target the hair follicle. The resulting heat is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and the follicle is damaged. The treated hair will eventually fall out to reveal smooth skin.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will You Need To See Results?
Most people see results after the very first treatment, but it takes 6-8 treatments to see optimal results. This may vary depending on factors such as the texture and thickness of your hair, and your skin type. Results are achieved faster in some areas, such as the legs and underarms, but other areas like the back, are more challenging to treat. Most people see at least 50% hair reduction by the third treatment, and this increases to greater than 90% by the sixth treatment.
It takes several hair removal treatments to get to the point where you can stop shaving or waxing, because all the hair isn’t treated in a single session. Hair grows in different stages, and the laser can only target hair when it is in the active stage of the growth cycle.
Interested in learning more about laser hair removal with our Soprano ICE laser system? Schedule your consultation today by calling our Clovis, CA office at (559) 299-3841 or fill out the form on this page.