My Back Hair Is Embarrassing: What's the Timeline for Being Hair-Free?

My Back Hair Is Embarrassing: What's the Timeline for Being Hair-Free?

If you’re unhappy about waxing and shaving your back hair, you’ll be happy to know that a more permanent solution is available. Laser hair removal can target hair follicles while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. No more worrying about ingrown hairs, and no more pain endured when waxing! 

Are you interested in finding out what laser hair removal for your back entails and how long it takes to see results? Below, we asked our team of experts at Laser Bar and Spa to explain what you can expect from removing hair with the help of lasers. 

Understanding how laser hair removal works 

In the past, laser hair removal could only be used on white skin and dark hair, as lasers needed a lot of contrast to detect hair follicles. However, our providers use state-of-the-art Cynosure® to remove hair on all skin types and almost all shades.

Laser hair removal may cause you to feel some tingling and light pinching, but it’s generally well-tolerated, and you won’t need downtime afterward. Each back hair removal session lasts about 30 minutes.

Lasers remove hair by targeting hair follicles. However, for best results, you must shave, not wax, before the treatment so that the hair roots are still in place, and the lasers can identify them. 

Laser hair removal timeline 

Lasers can only remove hairs that are in the growth stage. Only about a third of our hairs are in the growth phase at any given time, meaning the laser treatment must be repeated until all the hairs are treated when they’re in the growth stage. 

For your back, it may take anywhere between six to eight sessions, spaced six to eight weeks apart. However, even after one session, you can expect to see a significant reduction in your back hair. 

Laser hair removal results 

Lasers can delay hair growth for prolonged periods, and some people may even experience permanent results. However, most people may need a maintenance session once or twice per year. 

Learn if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal 

Thanks to the latest advancements in laser technology, almost everyone is a good candidate for laser hair removal, as long as the skin they wish to treat is healthy. If you have skin tags or moles on your back, these can be avoided or covered, so you won’t risk any skin issues. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in New York, New York, to find out more about laser hair removal for your back. 

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