How effective is laser hair removal?

Lasers are among the most recent advances in hair removal. But they have their limits.

A report in Dermatologic Surgery found that the percentage of permanent hair removal through laser treatment varies dramatically depending on the site on your body:

  • If you have laser hair removal on your upper lip, you can expect it to permanently remove 40 percent of the hair.
  • If you use lasers to remove leg hair, about 56 percent will be removed.
  • If you zap your back, 50 percent hair removal is a safe estimate.
  • But in the bikini area, you'll find the amount of permanent hair removal is only 15 percent.
  • - HealthScout
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24