What Should You Do If You Miss a Laser Hair Treatment Session?

Laser hair removal, also known as laser epilation, is a popular aesthetic treatment that requires multiple sessions over a specific period to achieve optimal results.

The upfront cost might be high but the benefit of not having unwanted hair growth is makes it worthy investment option. However, missing a session or stopping treatment early can have negative consequences. Hair may grow back, and you may not see the desired results. In this blog, we’ll explore what happens when you miss a laser hair removal treatment and provide tips on how to get back on track.

But, before that, you should understand how laser hair treatment works. 

Aesthetic laser epilation providers in Richmond Hill use two technologies for optimal hair removal results: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and diode laser technology. These technologies target the hair follicle by delivering energy to its pigment, ultimately destroying it and reducing hair growth over time. The number of sessions required for most people to see a significant reduction in hair growth ranges from 4-10, but it may vary based on an individual's skin type, hair color, diameter and density, and the area being treated. Your certified provider will create a customized treatment plan for you.

For those seeking long-lasting results, laser hair removal treatments are optimal. The sessions are fast, comfortable, and there is no downtime, allowing you to return to work or normal activities immediately after. Advanced laser technology ensures a comfortable experience with a real-time cooling system that protects your skin. During the treatment, you may feel some heat and the laser feels like a series of light snaps as the technician glides the applicator across the area.

What are the consequences of missing a laser hair removal treatment session?

Timing is crucial in laser hair removal as hair grows in three stages: growth, transitional, and resting. Missing a session can jeopardize results.

Your laser hair removal treatment sessions will be scheduled with a 4-8 weeks gap depending on the area you are treating. If you miss a session, it's crucial to return to the same clinic to get back on track with your treatment plan, as your provider knows the specific growth stages of hair for each area. Additional sessions may be required to ensure the effective removal of all follicles during the correct growth stage.

What should you do if you miss a laser hair treatment session?

If you miss a laser hair removal session, don't worry, and don't give up. It's crucial to get back on the schedule right away because untreated hair during its growth cycle will eventually return. Attending every session until your treatment plan is complete is the best way to ensure long-lasting results. Contact your laser epilation provider and inform them of your concerns so they can adjust your treatment plan accordingly.

Missing a laser hair removal session impacts the overall result, but this doesn’t mean you will give up on your hair removal journey.

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