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Why is My Hair Still Growing After Laser Hair Removal?

Aug. 04, 2020 9:58 am | by Dr. M. Tahsini

Underarm laser hair removal

 

Hair Still Growing After Laser Hair Removal? We Know Why!

Anyone who has tried to get rid of unwelcome body hair knows the deal with different hair removal options. For example, shaving gives short-lasting results. You could see hair growth in a day or two after shaving. Other options include depilatory creams and waxing. With the former, you can expect to be hairless for 2 to 6 days, while waxing results can last up to 6 weeks. And then there’s laser hair removal, which some clinics may market as a ‘permanent’ solution to unwanted hair.

 

Here’s the thing though, some people still see their hair growing after laser hair removal. If you’re one of them, you may be wondering why this is happening. First, let’s find out why laser removal results vary from one person to another person.

 

Hair Growth After Laser Hair Removal: It’s Normal

 

If you’re seeing hair growth after laser hair removal, it doesn’t always mean the procedure is ineffective. You need to remember that despite how it’s marketed everywhere, laser hair removal may not completely remove unwanted hair.

 

What it’s good at is reducing the number of unwanted hair in a given area. The treatment delivers that by heating up and damaging hair follicles. Keep in mind that damaged hair follicles cannot produce hair, but some eventually heal and will regrow.

 

To make the most out of laser hair removal technology, one session isn’t enough. For a lot of people, that usually means a minimum of four sessions.

 

What to Expect After the procedure?

Now that you understand why you’re seeing hair still growing after laser hair removal, you may also want to know how many follow-up treatments you may need to undergo to become hair-free!

 

Once again, the answer varies from one person to another. If you have thicker body hair or experiencing hormonal changes, you may need more sessions before you see significant hair reduction. It’s also important that you complete your treatment cycles.

 

A common mistake people make is not attending follow-up and maintenance sessions when they see hair growth is slowing down. Don’t forget that your provider recommended a certain number of treatments because he or she knows your hair or skin type.

 

And speaking of doctors, it’s best to get a board-certified dermatologist to perform the procedure. You don’t want to end up with scars, burns, skin color changes because you got laser hair removal from someone who doesn’t have an in-depth knowledge of the integumentary system, or works with a machine that is not FDA approved.

 

Conclusion

Understanding what to expect is a good way to manage your treatment expectations. Try to distance yourself from buzz words and the advertisements, and instead talk to your provider and ask your questions. Above all, make sure to get your treatment in a certified clinic with professional and licensed healthcare professionals.

 

 

 

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