Number and frequency of laser hair removal procedures
Hair growth is cyclical and asynchronous. There are 3 different phases of growth – anagen, catagen and telogen. Laser hair removal destroys the follicle only when it is in the active phase of growth (anagen). Therefore, in order to achieve a lasting and good effect and to treat all the hair in this phase (anagen), it is necessary to perform several procedures. They are performed every 3 to 5 weeks. Their number is individual.
Even after the first procedure, a significant number of hair follicles are destroyed and the rest atrophy. In addition to reducing hair, after the laser hair removal procedure the hair becomes thinner and less pigmented (light) and significantly slows down its growth. With each procedure, the growth is slower, which leads to a gradual increase in the period between laser hair removal procedures until the maintenance procedures are reached once or twice a year.
It is extremely important to observe the intervals between procedures so that the maximum number of hairs can be treated in their active phase. A longer period between procedures would increase the number of procedures required for permanent hair removal between 6-8 procedures for areas of the body and 8-10 procedures for the face.
Who does laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure and when working with Alexandrite and Nd: YAG lasers is performed by a trained and experienced medical professional. In Skin Line clinics in Varna and Sofia, the laser hair removal procedure is performed only by medical professionals.