If you never had laser before, some of the rules may not immediately make sense. Especially when you’re used to shaving daily. And when you realise you can’t have treatments weekly, you may be wondering; why you need to wait 6 weeks between laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic treatment that uses laser energy to target hair follicles. But in order to be effective it requires a series of treatments spaced out over time. The treatment concept is different from anything you may had before. And it’s important to understand how the treatment works in order to get the most out of your sessions. This includes the recommended treatment intervals and why you need to wait 4- 6 weeks between each treatments.
How laser hair removal works
Targeting hair follicles with laser energy during a non-invasive technique is called laser hair removal. The hair follicles are damaged by the laser’s heat, which stops new hair growth. However, because hair grows in cycles, multiple treatments are required to target all of the hair follicles during their active growth phase.
Why do you need to wait 6 weeks between treatments?
The reason why you need to wait 4-6 weeks between laser hair removal treatments is that this is the average amount of time it takes for hair to grow back in its active growth phase. Hair growth is not uniform across the body, and different areas of the body may have different hair growth cycles.
For example, the hair on your face may grow faster than the hair on your body.
If you undergo laser hair removal too frequently, it can damage the surrounding skin and may not be effective in targeting all of the hair follicles during their active growth phase. Waiting 4 weeks on facial areas, and 6 weeks on body areas, between treatments allows enough time for the hair to grow back in its active growth phase, so that the laser can effectively target and destroy the hair follicle.
To learn more and find out if laser hair removal is a suitable treatment for your hair, please contact my Expert team who can introduce you to safe laser hair removal with outstanding results.
How to book your consultation and what happens during your first visit?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you’ll be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy. Finally to manage your skin concerns your practitioner will recommend you a personalised treatment plan.