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Does Hair Grow Back After Laser Hair Removal?

Aug 1

Does Hair Grow Back After Laser Hair Removal?

The answer to this question varies from person to person, but the vast majority of people see a reduction in hair growth after laser hair removal. Some people experience hair re-growth, while others only notice a small amount.

The amount of hair growth that does occur depends on the type of hair, the type and settings of the laser itself, as well as the skill of the person performing the laser hair removal. If you have light skin, it's best to have more removal sessions, because the light skin will allow the laser to target the hair more effectively and get into the follicle.

During pregnancy, hormone levels change and can affect hair growth. While laser treatments can reduce hair growth, they can't prevent it. If your hair isn't yet in the anagen stage, it can grow back. But if you're pregnant, don't worry: laser hair removal can only target the growing stage of hair follicles. However, it will not affect hair in the dormant or shedding stage.

If you're worried that laser hair removal will make your hair grow faster, you can get the procedure done sooner than later. Laser hair removal does have minimal side effects and requires no downtime. After treatment, you'll need to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the areas where you've had laser hair removal. You may also experience some sensitivity during your first few months.