I have very thick sideburns I am shaving it from past 3 years is now it is very thick growing back fast can I go for laser is it permanent??
We are able to treat facial hair with laser, as you have stated the hairs are very thick. The best candidates for laser are those with coarse and thick hairs as you are likely to see the best results.
Is your hairs dark brown or black?
If they are blonde, grey, red or ginger then laser will be unsuitable for you to go ahead with. When going for laser you must also bear in mind that you must continue to shave and do not do any other hair removal such as using creams or waxing.
Laser hair removal is not a 100% permanent removal procedure. It is a permanent REDUCTION. This means that you will see your hairs become finer and patchier. Some people have seen a complete clean finish, however it is difficult to pick up each and every single strand of hair. No laser on the market is 100% permanent. Often some people find that if you suffer from any hormonal imbalance or begin to take a prescribed medication this can cause your hair growth to return.
With Laser hair removal in order to see the best results you should aim to come in for a course of 8 – 10 sessions. These sessions will be spaced out between 4 – 6 week gaps. The face is made up of many different hair follicles therefore it takes longer to treat with laser than other body parts. So you will also be required to a follow your course with regular top up sessions. Hopefully this will help you to see the best reduction.
You should schedule in a consultation with a fully trained and experienced therapist in order to make sure that you are suitable to have laser hair removal treatment. She will be able to explain the treatment further.
Hi there. Thanks for getting back to me just got a few questions on your hair removal scheme how long would it take to totally remove the hair and would there be any hair left? plus can you give me a quote on how much would it cost me.
regards, mohammed sajid
Answer Laser hair removal is not 100% permanent, it is only 80/90% reduction in hair growth and this all depends on your skin and hair type.
Hi there, I had an area zapped with a laser and while it was getting done, I could smell burning and hear the odd sizzle and crackle. My skin does now obviously look a little red but the actual hairs are still there but halved in two or crumpled right down to my skin. Is this normal or has the therapist just aimed to high making my hairs burst into flames before the laser got to the root? X
The odd sizzle and crackle is normal. It depends if it was a zapping laser (elastic band type lasers) you will hear a lot of sizzle and crackling
You will probably hear it more if the hairs haven’t been shaved thoroughly. Normally laser is performed once the area has been shaved. Your skin will be red for about 24hrs to 48hrs and should calm down afterwards. So it really depends on the laser that has been used.
Is Laser Hair Removal A Permanent Solution To Hair Reduction
I had my laser treatment done on upper legs, biking and underarms. I have been told at the consultation that I am "ideal candidate- meaning having light skin and dark hair.
I had 6 sessions in total and could see difference after first couple of treatments however 2years later the hair gradually grown back and I am very much back to where I was.
The hair is now grown back everywhere -there are no patches basically as if I never had laser done. I wonder if I was "taken for a ride" and treatment received was not applied properly?
I understand that I might of needed few more session in order to get rid of the hair permanently but surely even after 6 session I should see some kind of difference.
I would appreciate your opinion based on experience.
Hi Lucy, I understand that 2 years ago you have had treatments on your upper legs, bikini and underarms. In my own experience with clients, in order to see a good fair reduction you would need to undergo 6 – 12 sessions.
As you have only had 6 sessions at the moment, my recommendation would be that you undergo at least one top – up session, within the two years after your first course has terminated, in order to maintain the reduction.
Results vary from person to person as the body is always growing new hair and this can be stimulated by hormones or stress, so it is essential that you maintain treatments.
Our clients have seen a good reduction after 8- 12 sessions on the full legs, after this they hardly see growth except for small patches which they shave, or return to treat with top-ups. Once again I stress that you have only had 6 sessions of laser, and should honestly have returned for further treatments, or undergo top-ups when you noticed the hairs returning, this would have calmed the hair growth down.
Laser is not 100% removal, but offers a more permanent reduction.
Answer Laser hair removal has been FDA approved for "permanent hair reduction" This means it is effective 90% of the time give or take 10% so you could reasonably expect that more than 80% of the hairs in the area you are looking to treat will be permanently removed.
Laser Hair Removal Isn't Permenant Nor Gives Permenant Reduction
Hi, I am 25 years old male and have done laser hair removal in 3 different clinics for my back, shoulders and upper arms.
first clinic i had 1 session only, second and third clinic i did more than 5 sessions.
After finishing my sessions in the second clinic (5 sessions) the hair grew back thicker and darker than it was before.
After 1 year i tried another clinic hoping that i can reduce the amount of increased hair that occurred after my last treatment and tried 6 sessions on my back and shoulder but the hair just grew back again in about 3-4 months.
Moral of the story is, laser hair removal just gives you long term hair removal, not permanent, not even permanent reduction.
Reply Hi Omare
There may be a number of factors why your hair grows back.
What type of hair do you have? If you have very dark black coarse hair and you have fair skin then the laser should have worked.
It could also depend on your testosterone levels. Also what type of laser was it? Was it an IPL machine or YAG or any other type of laser?
All these factors play apart why the laser did not work as well on you.
Laser only targets the anagen phase of hair growth which is the growing phase so any hairs treated in that phase will be permanently disabled but there are factors that can stimulate hair growth as well such as your male hormone, stress and any medication you maybe on.
My clients have seen permanent reductions and we always tell our client’s laser is not 100% permanent but you will see a long term reduction in hair growth.
On a personal note, I have had laser hair removal on my underarms and I have a reduction of 98% my legs 90% but then again I don’t have the male hormone. I have male clients that have undergone treatment and they have seen a good reduction.
I do have male bodybuilder clients that do not see a good reduction because of the high testosterone levels. With these clients the laser seems to stimulate the growth however they notice the hair does get finer.