Thick hair is more difficult to remove, which is usually the case in male patients with thicker hair than women. Older people are easier to treat because their hair is thinner than younger people. If the area to be treated is sensitive, such as the face, more care will be required than for areas with thick skin, such as the legs.
To achieve permanent hair removal, several laser hair treatments are required. This is because the hair growth cycle and the thickness of the hair follicle continue to change and the lasting result is not immediately visible. The first three treatments are performed four to six weeks apart. Most people can see visible changes in their hair growth after the first six months.
There are many benefits to laser hair removal, but only a few risks. It is not surprising that laser hair removal is an affordable, safe and effective treatment, an extremely popular cosmetic procedure.