The thing about hair removal is that it takes more than one treatment to get the job done. But don’t let that discourage you because you definitely can get the results you want, even if it takes a little longer than you might wish. How many treatments will you need? Well, that depends.
In general, most laser hair removal treatments require anywhere from 6-10 sessions to produce optimal results. However, here at Eterna Cosmetic Surgery we offer an advanced alternative to traditional treatments.
The Nature of Hair
Hair grows in phases, and not all hairs are in the same phase. (Good news because you’d be bald if all your “old” hair shed at the same time! That’s not the kind of hair removal you want.) The three phases work like this:
- Anagen is the active phase in which hairs form, emerge and continue to grow. Scalp hair continues to grow for 2-6 years, but timing is different for hair elsewhere on your body.
- Catagen is a transitional phase in which hair stops growing. It usually lasts about 2-3 weeks. At any given time, about 3% of hair is in this phase.
- Telogen is the final phase in which hairs are shed to make room for the new. This phase lasts around 100 days for scalp hair, longer for hair on your arms and legs and eyes. At any given time 6-8% of your hair is in this final phase.
Laser hair removal targets actively growing follicles, so you can see why just a single treatment won’t do the job no matter what. You can also see why different parts of the body may require more or fewer treatments than some other part. Who knew it was so complex, right?
Triton Laser Hair Removal will Have You (Un)Covered
Along with the lengthy number of treatments, traditional laser hair removal treatments are not suitable for all people, especially those with darker skin tones or those with light color hair. treatments we use are safe and effective for anyone who wants to reduce or remove unwanted hair. Even if you are pale blonde or have a dark complexion, you could be a candidate.
- Triton laser hair removal is gentle yet it can remove 70-80% of hair in just three treatments because its triple-wavelength technology allows more precise targeting. Dr. Hernandez can precisely tailor treatment to suit any combination of skin tones, hair colors, and textures. Most patients require just 4-6 Triton treatments to achieve ideal results.
A Few Sessions Now Is Better than the Alternative Forever
Let’s face it. If you could achieve exactly the hair removal or reduction you want in just one treatment, that would be pretty exciting. Laser hair removal may not be one-and-done, but it is virtually permanent. And a half dozen or so sessions now is an obvious winner compared to the endless time and cost of shaving, tweezing, waxing, or messy depilatory creams you’re using now. No nicks, no bumps, no embarrassing leg stubble or missed spots on your face.
The sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll be saying goodbye to all that hassle and hello to reliably smooth, touchable skin.