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How Many Sessions Of Laser Hair Removal Do You Need?

Like most people, you probably find it hard to bare your skin when it is covered in hair you wish you could get rid of. Unwanted hair can be frustrating as it affects your confidence during spring and summer when you would love to feel the warmth of sunlight on your skin. Shaving might seem like a great solution, but constantly buying new razors and shaving cream adds up quickly. If you are not looking to spend all that money (and time) on shaving, laser hair removal sessions are the effective solution to try.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It involves using a concentrated beam of light to damage hair follicles deep within the skin. It is a highly advanced way of completely removing hair from your skin. After a few treatment sessions, the hair follicles will become incapable of producing hair, and the targeted area will become smooth.

How many sessions are needed for laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is best done in sessions, but the number of sessions required for best results varies. Below are some of the factors

•  Body type

We all have different amounts of hair, and hair growth occurs at a different rate. For most people, their body type requires about 4 sessions, while others may require up to 6 sessions. It is rare for patients to need up to 8 sessions to get the desired results.

•  Areas to be treated

Another factor determining the ideal number of sessions needed for optimal results is the treatment of the target areas. Commonly treated areas include legs. Underarms, areas of the face, bikini line, and Brazilian area. The larger the areas you want to be treated, the more likely you will need more than 4 treatment sessions.

•  Desired results

Like many other procedures, all patients do not have the same goal. While some want to reduce the amount of hair in certain areas of their body, others want to eliminate hairs from their body completely. For example, some men prefer to retain some facial hair, so they typically have the amount of hair reduced so they can shave their beards easily. The advantage of partial elimination is that there are fewer incidents of razor burn.

• Hair growth cycles

Hair follicles are at different stages of growth, making it impossible to get rid of them all at once. While some hair strands fall out, others are robustly in their prime. Hair removal sessions are effective for hair follicles that are active and visible above the skin’s surface. After the first session, you might have to wait for some time for new hair strands to emerge so they can be eliminated.


Laser hair removal sessions are an effective way to address the problem of unwanted hair so you can look beach-ready any time of the year. Knowing how many sessions you will need without consultation is impossible. The health practitioner will examine your skin and review your medical history to find a treatment plan that works uniquely for you.