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November 5, 2018

How many laser hair removal treatments for legs do you need?

how many laser hair removal treatments legs

How many laser hair removal treatments for legs do you need?

As Laser Hair Removal Spa, Infinity Laser Spa gets a lot of questions regarding laser hair removal and today we are answering one of them.

First, you have to understand that laser hair removal is actually a hair reduction procedure.  Whoever tells you that they got rid of hair completely on a particular area after just one session either lying or have a genetic anomaly. Each laser hair removal (a.k.a. hair reduction) session gets rid of only 12%-20% of hair follicles on the treated area. Therefore, with a help of simple math, you can calculate that for maximum results it can take from 5-8 sessions on average.

However, it is more complicated than that. There is a big range of factors influencing the efficiency of laser hair removal treatments, including laser hair removal treatments for legs. Just to name a few:

  • your skin tone
  • your hair color on a treated area and how much it is in contrast with your skin tone (the darker the hair / lighter the skin the more effective the laser treatment)
  • type of hormonal medication you are taking
  • your sensitivity to heat and pain resistance
  • your genetics
  • how often do you shave in between treatments

 

So I did 8 sessions and I am still having my leg hair here and there. Should I just give up?

You should start seeing results after first session or two. If you don’t see any change in a hair reduction, notify your laser technician and discuss the ways how you both can improve the effectiveness of the procedure. If you had 8 sessions and were satisfied with the results in general, it is normal  when you have to come back either for touch-ups or take one-two extra laser hair removal session. No one can guarantee results within a specific amount of sessions with 100% guarantee. Follow the recommendations and be patient.

If you have a question, we are here for you: (347) 385 – 1426 

Infinity Laser Spa

866 Avenue of Americas, 2nd Floor

New York

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