It is impossible to promise 40% hair removal after your first treatment, frankly you should get almost full clearance after your treatment but a percentage will grow back as per discussed below. The max permanent reduction you can get on your legs per treatment is about 20%.
I’ve just recently become a member of this forum and I am surprised at what is going on in the marketplace for laser hair removal and what passes as medicine and science.
One of our early clients in our Virginia Beach Sona Laser Center had 19 treatments on his back and had as much hair as when he started. Laser hair removal is a science with a little art added in, but mostly science. It should work for most people trying to remove non-grey or blond terminal hair and you should get very good clearance after 5 treatments spaced the right time apart based on the area of the body being treated.
Sona Laser Centers does many thousands of procedures each year and has developed procedures and parameters to give our clients both safe and effective treatments.
First, not all lasers are created equal. We use what we have found to be the most powerful, fastest and most effective laser on the market (Cynosure’s Apogee 9300, or their YAG for type 4 and 5 skin types).
We couple the right laser with proprietary treatment parameters, the “Sona Concept” we have learned over thousands of procedures and based on the science behind how lasers remove hair, we treat each area of the body at the window of time the hair cycles through new growth phases. Each area of the body has different time frames that the hair goes through the anagin phase (growth phase) and different percentages of the hair that is in the growth phase at any one point of time (ranges from 85% on the scalp to 20% on the legs)which is the only time a hair can be permanantly disabled. Each client needs to have a specific treatment calendar based on the specific body areas being treated. We have found that our clients are very satisfied with their hair removal results after 5 treatments using this “Sona Concept”. After each treatment most hair will fall out but a percentage that was not in the growth phase will grow back since it was not permanently disabled.
Who should you have do your laser hair removal? The main issue we have found is not that a doctor is doing the procedure (any doc can buy a laser and begin treating with 4 hours of training, or worse yet hand the operatig manual to a nurse and say, “learn this”). But that a doctor is adequately supervising a well trained nurse using the right laser and using the right treatment parameters and time between treatments.
You can find out more about all this from our site www.sonalasercenters.com