Why Is My Hair Still Growing After Laser Hair Removal?

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

Underarm laser hair removal

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 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.


That being said, let’s talk about why laser removal results vary from person to 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, laser hair removal may not completely remove unwanted hairs.


What it’s good at is reducing the number of unwanted hairs in a given area. It does this by heating up and damaging hair follicles. Keep in mind that damaged hair follicles cannot produce hair, but some eventually heal.


To make the most out of this hair removal option, 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, it helps to know how many follow-up treatments you may have to undergo to be almost hair-free.


The answer is it depends. 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 the treatments.


One mistake some people make is to not attend follow-up sessions when they see that their hair growth is slowing down. Don’t forget your doctor 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.


Looking for Laser Hair Removal Services in South Bay?


Understanding what to expect after and why it’s important to get a board-certified dermatologist to perform the procedure is a good start.


But if you’re unsure and need more information on this procedure, call or text us at (844) 759-6757  to learn more about the procedure.


We also offer waxing and Brazilian wax services if you’re interested in other effective hair removal options. Or if you’re not sure which treatment is right for you, you can book a complimentary skin analysis where we inform you about all your possible options!


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