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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Why Does Laser Hair Removal Require Multiple Treatments?

Our hair has several phases of growth (anagen, telogen, catagen). Laser Hair Removal (LHR) treatments disable the hair follicles in the active growth phase. Only about 20% of our hair is in the growth phase at any given time, therefore subsequent treatments are needed to treat the next group of hair that is actively growing.
The time frame is typically four to six weeks until the next treatment, depending on the area being treated. Once disabled, the follicle will release the hair and it falls out. So in theory, with 20% of the hair being treated each session, it should take five treatments to disable all the hair follicles.
Occasional touchups are generally needed because we can develop new hair follicles during times of hormonal change such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.


Avril said...

This is true, that's exactly what my doctor said to me before my treatment at the best laser hair removal Richmond Hill clinic. The best thing about this is that it provides long lasting results, and that's all that counts.

Laser Treatment said...

Yup! but the best way for hair removal is Laser Treatment. Laser skin treatment on the other hand is a much safer alternative to surgery and is a much cheaper way to fight the signs of aging.

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