How Long Can the Results of Laser Hair Removal Last?

By: Dr. Angelo Cuzalina


Many people turn to laser hair removal to reduce unwanted body hair. At Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Angelo Cuzalina offers this advanced treatment, providing significant hair reduction for many patients. Generally, the results of laser hair removal can last several months and, with additional sessions, may even extend to years. However, the longevity of the results can vary depending on individual factors like hair color, skin type, and the area treated.

What factors influence the duration of laser hair removal results?

Several factors can impact how long you can enjoy the results of laser hair removal. A few of these factors include:

  • The color and thickness of your hair: Darker and coarser hair typically responds better to the laser hair reduction process.
  • Treatment areas: Smaller areas, such as the upper lip or underarms, may require fewer sessions and yield quicker results.
  • Adherence to treatment schedule: It's important to follow our team's treatment plan to ensure optimal results.

Is laser hair removal a one-time solution?

While laser hair removal can significantly reduce hair growth, describing it as a one-time solution would be misleading. Most people require multiple treatments to achieve optimal results. This is because the laser is most effective when hairs are in their growth phase, and not all hairs are in this phase at the same time. Dr. Cuzalina and his Bella Roma Med Spa team at Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK, typically recommend several sessions spaced a few weeks to a month or two apart to effectively reduce hair growth in the targeted area.

How does professional hair removal compare to at-home methods?

Professional hair removal methods like those performed by our experienced professionals use medical-grade lasers, which are more powerful and effective than at-home devices. These state-of-the-art systems offer more precise settings that can be tailored to individual skin and hair types, leading to better results and fewer side effects. In contrast, at-home treatments are generally less effective and carry a higher risk of skin irritation and uneven hair reduction.

What can you expect during and after a laser hair removal session?

During a laser hair removal session at Tulsa Surgical Arts, the targeted area is treated with a laser beam that passes through the skin to the hair follicles. The intense heat of the laser damages the follicles, inhibiting future hair growth. Most patients experience a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Post-treatment, you may notice redness and swelling, which typically subside within a few hours. We advise patients on aftercare procedures to ensure the best possible healing and results.

Get started with laser hair removal in Tulsa, OK

If you're considering laser hair removal, take the first step and consult with a member of the team at Bella Roma Med Spa at Tulsa Surgical Arts. During a consultation, we can assess your suitability for the treatment, discuss your aesthetic goals, and recommend a treatment plan tailored to your needs. To learn more about achieving smoother, silky skin and to see if laser hair removal is right for you, visit Tulsa Surgical Arts or contact our office to schedule your consultation. Let your journey to reduced body hair begin with professional care and state-of-the-art technology.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.