Laser hair removal involves delivering bursts of laser energy into the areas with unwanted hair. The pigment in your hair absorbs the laser energy and converts it into heat, which permanently damages the hair follicle, preventing hair growth. However, laser energy only destroys the hair follicles connected to the roots, i.e., those in the anagen phase of hair growth.
Hair grows in three stages — anagen, catagen, and telogen. Laser energy only affects the hair follicles at the anagen stage because heat destroys the roots, stopping hair growth. Hair follicles in the catagen and telogen phase aren’t affected because they’re not connected to the roots. As such, each laser hair removal session stops hair growth for a certain percentage of the unwanted hair, and you need multiple sessions of laser hair removal in Dallas for completely hair-free skin.
Furthermore, the number of sessions necessary also depends on the color of your hair and skin. Laser hair removal is extremely effective on dark hair against light skin, whereas patients with light hair or dark skin may need more sessions. Your cosmetic provider will assess your skin type and curate the ideal laser hair removal plan for you in Dallas, TX.