Even though the hair may eventually return, if the laser did its job on the targeted hair follicles, it usually will appear lighter or thinner upon any regrowth. This is completely normal, and the appearance of your unwanted hair is a solvable problem that follow-up treatments down the road can easily remedy.
Why does my hair keep growing back after laser hair removal?
Why do hairs continue to grow after the the treatment? This is mainly due to the hair’s growth cycle. Hairs in the anagen, or active phase will be affected by the laser. The hairs in the catagen, or dormant stage will be unaffected during the treatment and grows when it goes to the anlagen phase.
Does laser hair removal affect hair growth?
During the procedure
When the doctor activates the laser, the laser beam will pass through your skin to the hair follicles. The intense heat from the laser beam damages the hair follicles, which inhibits hair growth.
Is 6 treatments enough for laser hair removal?
“No matter what area you are treating, usually about 6 treatments are needed to achieve approximately 80 percent clearance. … “Keep in mind that treatment for an upper lip is just a few pulses and takes only minutes, whereas full leg treatment might be one hour of treating and over 1,500 pulses of laser.”
How long after laser will hair fall out?
In many patients the skin is slightly pink for 1-2 days; in others (generally, fairer patients) there is no pinkness after laser hair removal. Hairs begin to fall out in 5-14 days and may continue to do so for weeks.
How can I speed up the shedding after laser hair removal?
Exfoliating frequently (scrub or continued shaving) will help speed up the shedding process. Hair growth will be less after each treatment. Laser targets the pigment in the hair. The darker the hair the better the result.
What happens if you do laser hair removal too often?
If you want too long between treatments, your hair follicles won’t be damaged enough to stop growing hair. You’ll see an initial thinning, but your results will fade, and it won’t be long before you’re back to normal hair growth.
What happens if I shave after laser hair removal?
If you shave too quickly you may irritate the skin even more, so waiting at least three or four days after your treatment is usually ideal. A few days following your laser hair removal treatment, you may notice your hair shedding. This is completely normal and is a sign the treatment worked.
Is 3 sessions enough for laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal works better on some people than others, since everyone regrows hair at different rates. But the average results you can expect is for 70% to 80% of hair regrowth reduction after a full four to six courses of treatments. At the three treatment mark, at least 50% of your hair will be gone forever.