Is laser hair removal permanent? Dr. Joel Schlessinger advises.Laser hair removal, a quick and safe procedure that removes unwanted body hair from your skin, is a common procedure performed every day in the United States. In just a few sessions of laser hair removal, your skin will feel smooth and soft, but many people want to know – is it permanent? Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares his findings on the topic.

“While many clinics and physicians proclaim laser hair removal to be ‘permanent,’ the actual results are a little less than permanent as new hairs can grow to replace the old, lasered hairs,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains.

“It is likely that hair will grow back if hormones play a role, as it does in certain conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome.”

Although there is a chance that hair can grow back, this procedure is the most effective at removing unwanted hair.

“There isn’t a single medical or surgical treatment that has been as revolutionary in its benefits as laser hair removal and there are good reasons to consider it,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in dark hair on light skin. It kills the follicle and prevents hair from growing. Dr. Joel Schlessinger notes that because of this, it is important to get it done earlier rather than later before hair begins to turn gray.

Learn more about the best time to receive laser hair removal in this recent post from Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Interested in laser hair removal? Set up your consultation with Dr. Joel Schlessinger today.

Posted Monday, December 31st, 2012 at 12:56 pm
Filed Under Category: Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Hair Loss
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