Laser Hair Removal - Patients ask Dr. Ringpfeil answers
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People with light skin and dark hair typically lose 40%-50% of the hair after each treatment. Over 90% of the hair is eliminated within 4-6 treatments. People with darker skin and dark hair need additional treatments.
Using the Nd:YAG laser, 6-8 treatments are usually needed to remove 90% of the hair when skin is darker and the hair is dark.
Facial hair compared to hair on other parts of the body is usually finer and easier to treat. 2-4 treatments, using alexandrite or diode laser, are often sufficient for light skin types, and 4-6 treatments, using Nd:YAG, are usually sufficient for darker skin types.
Maintenance treatments are needed between once every 6 months to 3 years because our body keeps some of our hair follicles in a dormant state. In this state, the laser cannot damage the follicle as it does not contain pigment.