How Long Should I Wait in Between Laser Hair Removal Sessions?

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Many people are tired of shaving, waxing, and using depilatory creams to remove excess hair. These processes are often time-consuming and painful. Now, laser hair removal can produce long-lasting results without the hassle. So, how does this innovative treatment work, and how long should you wait in between sessions to get the best outcomes?

Patients generally need 3 – 5 laser sessions over 3 – 4 weeks to see optimal results from treatment, but this timeline may vary based on different factors. Boston cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jaimie DeRosa is an expert on laser hair removal and can answer all your questions during a skin assessment at our med spa. Call The DeRosa Center to schedule your appointment today.

Where are laser hair removal treatments most effective?

Excess hair can be found on areas like the legs, arms, back, chest, and intimate areas. Even a small amount of hair on the face can be cosmetically displeasing to some people. The DeRosa Center uses the advanced Gentle Max Pro® for individuals of all needs and backgrounds who want smoother skin. Laser hair removal is more precise than methods like shaving and far less painful than waxing and depilatory creams.

How many laser sessions do I need?

The number of sessions needed depends on factors like where the hair is located and how much hair needs to be addressed. Our Boston cosmetic surgeon can develop a unique plan that fits both your needs and schedule. We recommend 3 – 5 sessions to ensure we achieve the best results. Appointments are spaced out, so your skin has the proper amount of time to heal. This also allows time for dormant follicles to grow so they can be addressed during treatment.

How can I make recovery easier?

Our med spa will provide specific instructions on how to care for your skin after laser hair removal. In general, it's important to keep the area clean and avoid direct sun exposure. Apply a topical ointment or cream as directed. Aloe vera gel can soothe the skin if it becomes red or irritated. Do not pick or scratch the area, as this can cause scarring. You should also avoid hair removal methods, like waxing, until the treated area is fully healed.

Here are some additional ways to make the most of your laser hair removal experience in between appointments:

  • Wear sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher when outdoors

  • Avoid using tanning beds or sun lamps to prevent sunburns

  • Keep your skin hydrated by drinking water

What if I need future treatments?

Results from laser hair removal are long-lasting, but it is possible to need additional sessions after the initial treatment plan is completed. The good news is that any hair follicles that do grow back are weaker and finer each time. Patients generally need less time in between treatments over the years. Our professionals at The DeRosa Center can help establish a maintenance plan that works best for your needs and goals.

Achieve smoother skin with little effort

Excess hair can be frustrating and embarrassing, but you don’t have to live with it forever. The DeRosa Center can help you achieve the smooth skin you have always wanted. Learn more from trained Boston cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jaimie DeRosa during an initial consultation. Our med spa is proud to offer advanced laser hair removal treatments for many areas of the face and body. We want you to enjoy beautiful, virtually hair-free skin.