Is laser/ IPL hair removal permanent?

IPL treatment leaves your legs hair free

Is laser/ IPL hair removal permanent?

Laser/ IPL hair removal is very effective at permanently reducing hair growth but permanent hair loss with laser/IPL should never be promised.

In Australia laser/ IPL hair removal machines that are registered with the TGA can only be advertised as “Permanent Hair Reduction”. Generally if sufficient energy is used during a treatment 80% permanent reduction could be expected after 6 to 8 treatments. Remaining hair would be significantly lighter and finer.

Erazer has been established for 12 years and the long term results from our IPL hair removal treatments have been very good to outstanding depending which area we are treating. We have had amazing results with lower leg treatment with clients getting up to 50% reduction from the first session. Most clients having IPL hair removal on their lower legs have only required an average of 4 treatment to achieve 90% hair loss or better and have reported very permanent results. Standard bikini and G-string IPL hair removal also responds well with an average of 4 to 5 sessions to achieve 90% loss. Many people are happy to shave the remaining hair which is lighter, finer and manageable, however further IPL hair removal treatment will continue to eliminate more hairs.

We get fantastic results from other areas too but some hair is influenced by hormones which can result in new hair growth especially on the face. Some girls will experience facial hair on their lip or chin from puberty, while others not until menopause. It’s also common for women to get hair on the back of the legs in their 20s and 30s and for men, back hair to increase or develop at this age.

Of course there are lucky clients that have only required 3 to 4 sessions to get nearly complete hair removal with IPL but these people generally have a finer weaker hair growth. People with 2 to 3 hairs in a single follicle should expect to have more laser/ IPL treatments than the average, however results should still be visible after each treatment.

Further Reading

Read these articles for more information on what to expect from your IPL Perth treatment.

Am I suitable for unwanted hair removal Treatment with IPL?
How many IPL treatments will I require?”