Why do you have more hair after laser? While laser hair removal is extremely effective in reducing hair growth, some patient may experience a temporary increase in hair after the treatment. This can be a frustrating and confusing experience, but there are several reasons why this can occur. Let me explain below.
Why do you have more hair after laser?
One reason for an increase in growth after laser hair removal is that the hair may have been in the dormant phase at the time of treatment. What does it mean for your treatment?
Hair goes through several stages of growth, including;
- anagen (active growth)
- catagen (transition)
- telogen (resting) phases
The treatment is most effective during the anagen phase when the hair is actively growing, but some hairs may be in the resting phase and not affected by the laser.
Another reason for an increase in growth after treatment is that the laser may have only temporarily reduced hair growth. Some hair follicles may regenerate and start growing hair again after the treatment. This is why multiple treatments are usually necessary to achieve permanent hair reduction.
Hormones may impact the results of your hair removal treatment
Hormonal changes can also affect hair growth and cause an increase after treatment. Hormonal imbalances, such as those experienced during pregnancy or menopause, can stimulate hair growth and undo the effects of laser hair removal.
If you have concerns about an increase in hair after laser, please contact our laser experts today, who can evaluate your treatment and recommend a personalised treatment plan for you.
How to book your consultation and what happens during your first visit?
As the first step of your hair removal journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no obligations consultation and skin test. Firstly, this gives you the opportunity to learn more about the process. How does laser hair removal work? Why is it effective?
How many treatments you need? What’s the best laser for your skin type? How to prepare your skin for the treatment? And what to be aware of before undergoing laser treatments. Finally to confirm suitability we’ll carry out a quick patch test.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at SP. Our highly trained and skilled aesthetic practitioners have many years of experience, so you can be confident you’re in the best hands. And, you can be sure, you’ll always have a stress-free relaxing experience.