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Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Does removing (and keeping off) unwanted hair from your face or body make you feel like Sisyphus, struggling to roll a boulder up a hill over and over again well into eternity? If so, you’re not alone. 

Americans collectively spend billions of dollars on hair removal products and services like shaving and waxing. And individually, you can easily spend tens of thousands of dollars over your lifetime on products and professional services to remove unwanted body and facial hair.

Temporary hair removal solutions like shaving, waxing, and chemical-based gels and creams can cause painful and uncomfortable side effects like ingrown hairs and rashes. 

At Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic, our team, led by medical director Dr. Nasrin Ejtemaee, offers laser hair removal, body contouring, and skin care treatments at two convenient locations in Ashburn and McLean, Virginia.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal offers longer term results than other hair removal options like shaving and waxing. 

While some people have to shave once a week or even more often to keep their skin looking smooth and hairless, laser hair removal treatments can last for months or even longer, depending on how many treatments you get.

Another benefit of laser hair removal treatments is that if the hair grows back, it tends to grow back lighter and finer in texture than before, which can make follow-up hair removal easier. 

The number of treatments you need depends on your skin tone, your hair type, and your personal preferences. 

There’s no guarantee that your hair won’t grow back, but it typically takes longer and requires less maintenance than other hair removal options. 

Laser hair removal can also spare your skin from some of the side effects of shaving and using chemical hair removal gels and creams like ingrown hairs and skin rashes, which can lead to scarring on some skin types.

Is laser hair removal right for me?

People with lighter skin tones and dark hair often see the best results with laser hair removal, but the treatment works and is available for all skin tones and hair types. Laser hair removal is safe and gentle on your skin, but as with any aesthetic treatment, you should go to a licensed and trained professional to ensure the best results.

At Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic, we offer consultations to help determine whether a particular treatment is right for you. We make recommendations based on your goals, lifestyle, and skin care needs.

For more information about laser hair removal, contact Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic today to schedule an appointment at our office in Ashburn or McLean, Virginia.

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