Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly sought after cosmetic services at Seattle Skin & Laser. With the demand on the rise, we wanted to address some of the frequently asked questions.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal is more a permanent reduction of hair in the treated area and doesn’t mean 100% permanent removal. Future bodily changes such as hormone or thyroid changes can cause the hair to grow back. This is more common in the facial area.

Can laser hair removal treat any hair color?

Laser hair removal only works on the dark hairs, not the lighter blonde, grey, or red hairs. The hair needs to be darker than the skin color for the laser to pick up the melanin in the hair follicle.

How many treatments do I need?

Laser hair removal usually requires about 8 treatments per area in order to achieve optimal results. The treatments are scheduled 4-10 weeks apart depending on the area being treated.

Is it painful?

With the cooling technology of the machine improving the discomfort level of the treatment, patients have said it feels like a rubber band snap on the skin. Compared to other lasers, it is quite tolerable. After treatment, your provider can provide you with an ice pack to apply to the area to relieve any discomfort.

To learn more about laser hair removal, schedule a consultation at our Skincare Clinic (425) 778-7546 or at our Seattle location (206) 525-1168.