Northwest Face & Body

How Permanent Is Laser Hair Removal?

Dr. Ludwig Allegra

July 14, 2023

Laser hair removal is known as the longest lasting hair removal option available. But, just how long does it last? Since laser hair removal is often described as “permanent”, many patients believe this is too good to be true. So, let’s take a look at the frequently asked question, “How permanent is laser hair removal?”Body hair grows in cycles. Therefore, to adequately treat all of the hair follicles, multiple sessions of laser hair removal are required. Once you finish all your rounds of treatment (typically between four and six), you should see little to no hair growth in the treated areas. It is normal to see some occasional, patchy hair growth, but it is unlikely that you will see the full return of hair in the area.Our master estheticians do often recommend touch-up treatments once every year or so. The necessity for this depends largely on the treatment area, the type of hair, and your body’s individual response. However, beyond these occasional small patches easily addressed at home in a fraction of the time shaving normally takes, laser hair removal is permanent. Current technology has created lasers that are more effective for hair removal and that come with less pain. This essentially deactivates hair follicles and leads to long lasting, often permanent results. To schedule a free consultation with a master esthetician, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also reach us online using Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.


Dr. Ludwig Allegra

Dr. Ludwig Allegra has provided Bellevue, Kirkland, and the surrounding areas with premier plastic surgery procedures for over two decades.