Have you ever wished you could stop the growth of unwanted hair? Imagine the money and time you would have saved if you were able to toss away the shaving on every day or waxing every week by having an effective hair removal solution.

Does Hair Growth Never Occur After Undergoing Laser Hair Removal Treatment? Episode – 3

July 13, 2020 by Dr. Sandeep Bhasin

Have you ever wished you could stop the growth of unwanted hair? Imagine the money and time you would have saved if you were able to toss away the shaving every day or waxing every week by having an effective hair removal solution. Laser hair removal can be the ideal solution that provides safe and long-lasting effective outcomes, especially when performed by qualified surgeons. Remember that the laser hair removal procedure is not a permanent hair removal solution, so you will experience the growth of hair eventually after the procedure. Instead, cosmetic surgeons refer to this procedure as a permanent hair growth reduction solution. Let us go through in detail the principle of laser technology before explaining its hair reduction strategy.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Procedure Work?

  • The laser hair removal technique uses a beam of low-energy light and focuses on every hair follicle present under the skin
  • The laser beam enters the hair follicle by passing through the hair shaft.
  • This low-energy light absorbs the melanin pigment present in every hair.
  • The heat emitted from the laser beam destroys the hair follicle.
  • Hence, hair cannot grow from the follicle after it gets destroyed. Hence this procedure is considered a permanent fix.

How Growth Appears Despite Destroying The Hair Follicle?

  • Hair has a specific growth cycle that includes resting, shedding, and growing periods.
  • Your cosmetic surgeon or the laser equipment cannot notice the hair is in a resting phase. Hair in the resting phase takes time to grow, compared to the other two phases.
  • Hence, you may need to wait until the hair in the resting phase regrows so that the cosmetic surgeon can remove it in the following session.
  • Similarly, the laser hair removal technique is a long-term procedure that either destroys or damages the hair follicle.
  • But the hair may regrow if the hair follicle is only damaged and not destroyed during the laser technique.
  • But the hair that regrows eventually looks much shorter, lighter, and finer than before. Hence the areas that were once problematic may be less troublesome even when the hair regrows.
  • Each treatment session leads to a reduction of hair growth by 10 percent to 25 percent, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
  • That is why many doctors refer to laser hair removal procedures as long-term hair removal rather than permanent hair removal.
  • Most people require repeated treatment sessions over the course of 2-3 months.

Laser Treatment Duration Differs For Varied Body Parts

The body parts covering larger surface areas will consume more time to treat than smaller areas of the body. For instance, areas such as the upper lip can be treated in a matter of minutes, compared to hair removal from your back, which may consume an hour with repeated sessions.

Similarly, facial hair belongs to the resting phase of the growth cycle. It is lighter and thinner compared to other areas. Hence, facial laser hair removal involves more frequent sessions and consumes more time to show effects.

Does Skin Or Hair Color Have an Influence?

  • Apart from the body parts, variables such as hair color, hair thickness, and skin color influence the number of sessions and the duration of each session.
  • The laser hair removal procedure works best on people with dark hair and fair skin since the laser targets the melanin pigment in the hair. This is due to the pigment contrast which helps the laser to target the hair easily, penetrate the hair follicle, and destroy it.
  • Dark-skinned and light-haired people including people with gray or blonde hair need more treatment sessions comparatively. The reason is the concentrated light that is absorbed by pigment.
  • A research article published in the year 2013 revealed that lasers emitting longer wavelengths work best on dark skin [1]. To permanently remove unwanted hair via laser technology, the cosmetic surgeon must be well-versed to target the hair and select the right type of laser. 

The Wrap Up

The laser hair removal procedure is not a permanent solution to remove unwanted hair. You will experience hair growth even after the procedure. The number of visits varies from person to person based on factors such as skin tone, hair color, body part hair removal location, budget, and personal expectations. Usually, it takes around 6-8 sessions to yield the desired outcomes. Your cosmetic surgeon will regularly administer these sessions every 4-6 weeks. 

Are You Ready To Opt For Smooth, Hairless Skin?

Care Well Medical Center in Delhi is proud to offer the best and most advanced laser hair removal treatment, no matter what your skin tone is. Get rid of the bush once and for all instead of beating around that bush. Schedule a direct consultation today with our highly skilled medical Laser Hair removal professionals at Care Well Medical Center, to know more about the areas to be treated, and how our laser hair removal procedure can help you achieve smooth and hairless skin. We also offer a customized treatment plan that achieves your aesthetic goals on an affordable budget.


1. Stephanie D. Gan and Emmy M. Graber. Laser Hair Removal: A Review. Dermatologic Surgery  2013; 39(6): 823-838 https://doi.org/10.1111/dsu.12116.

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Dr. Sandeep Bhasin

Dr. Sandeep Bhasin is a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon and the owner of Care Well Medical Centre in Delhi. With extensive expertise in cosmetic and plastic surgery, he is dedicated to providing exceptional care and transformative results to his patients. Dr. Sandeep Bhasin obtained his MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and served as a consultant at Bhaktshreshtha Kamalakarpant Laxman Walawalkar Hospital, Diagnostic & Research Centre. Specializing in various procedures such as face-lifts, rhinoplasty, liposuction, breast augmentation, hair transplant and many others, Dr. Sandeep Bhasin is committed to enhancing his patients' natural beauty and self-confidence.

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