Why do I look hairier after laser hair removal? Laser hair removal is an extremely popular treatment to permanently reduce unwanted hair on your face and body. Because the treatment is more medical you may have reservations at first. And so the last thing you want to experience is more hair after getting your treatments started. However, some patients may notice that they appear hairier after their initial treatment. This can be concerning, but there are several reasons why this may occur. And once you understand how the treatment works it will make you feel at ease again.
Laser hair removal is a process
Remember laser hair removal at our London clinic requires multiple treatments to be able to capture all different cycles of hair. Because your hair is growing at different stages not all your follicles will respond the same way to each treatment. But at the same time it doesn’t mean it won’t work overall.
Why do I look hairier after laser hair removal?
- Hair Shedding – After a laser hair removal treatment, it’s common for the treated hair to shed. This shedding process can take 10-14 days post treatment. And during this time, it may appear as though the hair is growing back thicker and darker. However, this is simply the hair follicle shedding the treated hair.
- Hair Growth Cycles – Hair growth occurs in cycles, and not all of the hair in a given area is in the same growth phase at the same time. This means that some hairs may not be affected by the laser during the initial treatment, and may continue to grow as normal. Additionally, new hair follicles may become active after the initial treatment, leading to the appearance of new hair growth.
Misconceptions About Hair Growth
There are several misconceptions about hair growth that may contribute to the perception that laser is making hair appear thicker and darker. For example, some people may believe that shaving causes hair to grow back thicker. When in reality, this is simply an optical illusion. Similarly, some may believe that laser can stimulate hair growth, but this is not supported by scientific evidence.
The appearance of increased hair growth after laser hair removal can be concerning, but it’s important to understand that this is a normal part of the treatment process. Hair shedding, hair growth cycles, and misconceptions about hair growth can all contribute to the perception of increased hairiness. However, with repeated treatments and proper aftercare, laser hair removal can lead to significant and long-lasting hair reduction.
If however you are concerned about the procedure, please contact your practitioner who will be able to assess your treatment process and advise you further. If you are new to treatments this should all be explained to you during your initial consultation, so you know what to expect after each treatment.
How to book your consultation and what happens during your first visit?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you’ll be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy. Finally to manage your skin concerns your practitioner will recommend you a personalised treatment plan.