Laser hair removal is the most modern treatment to permanently reduce the amount of hair. It is a very popular treatment for patients of any age. But it is most common for people between the ages of 20 and 45, when the patient arrives, in our office to inquire about laser hair removal.
We first look at their skin to determine if they are a good candidate for it. The darker the hair, the thicker the hair, and the lighter your skin, the better. These lasers will work for you. Generally, we will do about five treatments approximately five weeks apart allowing new hair to grow. And we found after five treatments, we’ve reduced hair by about 90 or 95 percent.
It is also important to ask your doctor. What type of laser is used for your skin?
There are ones that are meant for darker skin types and then ones that can work on any skin type. You can expect laser hair removal to be permanent except for the face and women because you do not regenerate these follicles such as the armpits, bikini area, legs and face is the only exception due to hormones over time.
Laser hair removal is not covered by insurance. However, the cost is usually determined by the area of your body that you are treating and also depends on the number of treatments you will need based on the providers’ suggestions. So talk to your board-certified dermatologist about the cost of laser hair removal and they will tell you the price ranges.