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Does Laser Hair Removal Work Immediately?

Are you unhappy with your body hair? Unwanted body hair can be annoying and embarrassing. That’s why at Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR, we can offer you laser hair removal. This treatment provides you with a fast-acting and effective way of getting rid of your unwanted body hair.

Does Laser Hair Removal Work Immediately?

Body hair can cause issues for several reasons. Unwanted body hair can make you feel self-conscious and have a negative impact on your self-esteem. Regular grooming for body hair can also be time-consuming, and the expenses of buying new razors or visiting a salon for waxing can start to add up quickly.

If you’re looking for a long-term solution for your body hair, then laser hair removal might be right for you. When you receive this treatment, you’ll be able to avoid the more annoying traditional methods of shaving. And you’ll get to see the results of your treatment immediately after your treatment as you notice the hair in the targeted areas falling out.

What Exactly Is Laser Hair Removal?

If you’re thinking of going with this method of removing hair, then you’re probably wondering what exactly it is and how it works. This is a highly effective and long-lasting way of getting rid of unwanted body hair.

At our clinic, we use several different technologies including IN-Motion and DualChill to make sure that the process of removing your unwanted body hair is safe, effective, and comfortable for you.

How Does It Work?

When you receive this treatment, a laser is used to target the unwanted hairs on your body. This laser is incredibly precise and color-sensitive. This means that it’s attracted to the darker pigmentation of the hair on your body. By delivering short pulses of light, this laser will heat the hair it’s targeting.

As the hair heats up, the heat will travel down to your hair follicle, damaging it. After your treatment, the hair in the follicle will fall out, and the damaged follicle will be unable to produce a new one for some time. If you keep up with consistent treatment sessions, you’ll be able to prevent the follicle from growing new hair altogether.

When Will You Notice the Results?

One of the greatest things about this treatment is that you’ll get to see results from it right away. As soon as you leave the clinic, you should notice the hair falling out from the follicles where you’ve received the treatment.

Over the coming days, you’ll see even more hair falling out, leaving you with smooth, silky, and hairless skin.

How Long Will Results Last?

It will likely take more than one treatment for you to get the results that you’re looking for. However, the precise number of sessions required for you will depend on several factors.

Generally speaking, most patients achieve the long-lasting results they’re looking for within 4 to 6 sessions. That said, here are a few factors you’ll need to consider when it comes to what your own treatment plan will look like.

Your Hair Type

One of the main things that will play a role in how many laser removal sessions you’ll need is your hair type. Because the laser is attracted to darker pigmentation, if you have darker hair then you’re more likely to see significant results sooner than someone with lighter hair.

If you have particularly thick hair or you’re targeting an area of your body where there is a lot of it, then you may require more sessions to get your desired results.

The Areas You’re Targeting

Another thing that has a huge effect on how many sessions you’ll need is the part of your body where you’re looking to get laser removal. If you’re just trying to target a small area where the hair is generally finer, then you’ll be more likely to require fewer sessions.

If you’re looking to remove hair on a larger surface area on your body where it’s thicker, then you’ll most likely need more treatment sessions.

The Results You’re Looking For

If you’re trying to figure out how many laser removal sessions you need, then the results you’re looking for themselves are really important to consider. Many people assume that patients seeking out laser removal are looking to eliminate hair in a certain area. But that’s not always true.

Some candidates are simply looking to thin the hair in a specific area out a little bit. For example, a man may want to get laser removal for hair on his face to make shaving easier while still maintaining the ability to grow a beard. If you’re just looking to remove some of the hair, you’ll require fewer sessions than someone looking to get rid of hair entirely.

What You Should Know About Treatment

If laser removal sounds like it could be the perfect solution to your concerns, then the next step is booking an appointment with us for a consultation. We’ll discuss what your areas of concern are and help you determine what an effective individualized treatment plan will look like for you.

Here’s what you can expect from receiving treatment at our welcoming and safe clinic.


Before you can receive the laser removal, you’ll need to prepare for it first. But don’t worry, there isn’t much you need to do. We’ll provide you with a full list of instructions before it’s time for your appointment.

Some of the instructions we give you may include avoiding tanning whether it’s by going outside and sitting in the sun or visiting a tanning salon. We will also ask that you shave within 24 hours of receiving your treatment. However, make sure you avoid other hair removals methods like plucking, waxing, or depilatory creams.


When it’s time for your appointment, we’ll welcome you to our clinic. During your appointment, we’ll do everything we can to make sure the process is as comfortable for you as possible. Before we can begin applying the laser to your desired areas, we’ll need to prepare your skin.

We’ll do this by thoroughly cleaning the areas where the laser is going to be applied. Once that’s done, we can begin pointing the laser at the areas where you want the hair removed. The process should be pain-free, and many describe it as being similar to receiving a hot stone massage. If you notice any discomfort, don’t be afraid to let our technicians know. We will be able to adjust our laser for you.


As a non-invasive treatment, recovery time after your laser removal will be minimal. Once your session is done, you’ll be able to leave our clinic right away and get back to work. There are just a few things you’ll need to do.

The number one thing you’ll need to ensure is that your skin is safe from the sun, as it will be more sensitive to the sun’s rays for the next day or so. Apply sunscreen every few hours, and make sure it’s at least 30 SPF.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

Almost any part of your body where there is hair can receive laser removal. This is part of what makes it such a great hair removal method for many people, especially those concerned about unwanted hair in hard-to-reach places.

Some of the most common areas where people receive this treatment include:

  • Leg
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Bikini line
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Back
  • Eyebrows
  • Chest

How Long Does Treatment Take?

If you’re concerned about treatment taking a long time, don’t be. Laser removal sessions are generally very fast. However, the length of time that each session will take depends on several factors. The size of the area being treated is the main one. If you’re getting laser removal on multiple areas of the body, then that will take longer than getting it on just one area.

For most patients, a laser removal session will take around an hour. As soon as your treatment is complete, you’ll be able to leave our clinic with no downtime and get back to your busy life.

Learn More Today

If laser hair removal sounds like it might be the perfect solution for your body hair concern, then we’ll be more than happy to invite you to our clinic. When you get this treatment, expect effective and long-lasting results that work immediately.