How many laser hair removal sessions are needed on average?

I don't have a dense growth of hair on my chin and upper lip. Given this, is it possible to achieve hair removal in as little as 3 sessions?

Answers from doctors (6)


Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology offices of Adrienne E. Stewart

Published on Dec 21, 2015

You will need 2-5 laser hair removal sessions.

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Answered by Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology offices of Adrienne E. Stewart

You will need 2-5 laser hair removal sessions.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Azani Medical Spa: Aesthetic, Anti-Aging, and Plastic Surgery Center

Published on Dec 15, 2015

It may take six sessions to achieve your hair removal goals.

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Answered by Azani Medical Spa: Aesthetic, Anti-Aging, and Plastic Surgery Center

It may take six sessions to achieve your hair removal goals.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS

Published on Dec 15, 2015

Hair reduction is what you'll be getting. Hair removal via laser is never complete and the results are not totally permanent.

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Answered by Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS

Hair reduction is what you'll be getting. Hair removal via laser is never complete and the results are not totally permanent.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Dec 15, 2015

Dense hair growth usually requires more treatments. Another reason why 6-8 treatments is normal is that the hair grows in cycles and it's not possible to treat all of the hair you have at the same time because 30% - 40% of it is not present on any given day.

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

Dense hair growth usually requires more treatments. Another reason why 6-8 treatments is normal is that the hair grows in cycles and it's not possible to treat all of the hair you have at the same time because 30% - 40% of it is not present on any given day.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics

Published on Dec 15, 2015

You really need 6 sessions to achieve desired outcome, which is hair reduction.

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Answered by Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics

You really need 6 sessions to achieve desired outcome, which is hair reduction.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Pismo Vitality

Published on Dec 15, 2015

It could be possible; however, the hair grows in cycles and treating each cycle is how we get success with hair removal. Usually this requires about 5 treatments, possibly more. Treatments can be purchased in single sessions, so I would suggest doing single treatment sessions.

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Answered by Pismo Vitality

It could be possible; however, the hair grows in cycles and treating each cycle is how we get success with hair removal. Usually this requires about 5 treatments, possibly more. Treatments can be purchased in single sessions, so I would suggest doing single treatment sessions.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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