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London Laser Hair Removal: Stages of Hair Growth

To understand how and why laser hair removal can, in a few treatments rid us of unwanted facial and body hair, it’s important to know how the hair itself grows. The hair has three main stages called the Anagen, Catagen and Telogen stages and it’s working around these stages with an effective laser treatment that offers the most impressive results. Our London laser hair removal clinic staff have carried out thousands of LHR treatments, and their expertise is based in science.

Anagen stage – Growth

This is the beginning stage for hair growth and is when the hair is visible above the skin and is still attached to the papilla (a knob-like vascular indentation in which the hair bulb fits). The Anagen phase is the ideal stage for laser hair removal as the laser attacks the papilla and prevents new hair growth from happening. The Anagen phase usually lasts around 2 to 3 weeks and occurs for all facial and body hair.

Catagen stage – Shedding

Not perfect for laser hair removal, this stage only lasts around 2 days. The shedding is not like that after treatment as the follicle produces another hair. Therefore, it is still possible to have the treatment at this stage to treat the new hair that is growing beneath.

Telogen stage – Redundancy

This is the final stage of hair growth and is when there is neither hair shedding or new growth. The hair is no longer attached to the papilla. The Telogen stage is unpredictable and can last anything ranging from a few days to a few years!

It’s important to remember that there can be up to 2,500 follicles in any square inch of skin and only 100 may be showing. Therefore, laser hair removal will only be truly effective if you have a course of treatment and repeat treatments regularly, so that you can catch the hairs in their Anagen or Catagen stages.

London Laser Hair Removal at Skin Perfection

At Skin Perfection London, we are experts in laser hair removal and will explain how our highly-effective laser treatment will offer the best results for you. We will consult with you prior to treatment and assess your individual concerns so that we can make an informed decision and advise you on how many treatments we feel would offer the best results. With award-winning expertise and laser hair removal devices, we are fully-equipped with the best possible skills and technologies to bring you beautiful results in a course of treatment.

To book your consultation at our state-of-the art London laser hair removal clinic, to discuss how it can offer you a highly-effective and permanent reduction of unwanted facial or body hair, call us today on 0207 629 4116.

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