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What to expect from laser hair removal: Treatments 4 - 7

09 Jan 2015

This is the second post in a three-part series about what to expect while receiving laser hair removal treatments. If you are new to the laser, read about what to expect from treatments 1 – 3.

Congratulations, you have now entered the second stage of hair removal. You are practically an expert now, right? Here’s what to expect for treatments 4 – 7:

  • Significant reduction: Hair will grow slower, finer and less frequently than it was before you begun treatment, and although it seems. This is not a good time to cut back on treatments. Continue all the way to the end for optimum results and permanent hair loss.
  • Texture and regrowth of hair will be different: You should notice a drastic change between your hair during this stage compared to your hair before you began treatment
  • Slight patchiness in regrowth: The hair that continues to grow back at this stage should appear in inconsistent patches, depending on growth patterns and how much laser heat the follicle has been exposed to.
  • Redness and/or mild swelling: It is normal to experience a little bit of discomfort, redness and swelling following the treatment. See our tips for dealing with pain (click here).
  • Common to have stripes and patches of regrowth: Due to differing growth patterns of hair follicles, it is normal for the hair in the area being treated to grow at different paces.

Some clients experience a period when all of the hair seems to be growing at the same time. Don’t be alarmed, continue with consistent intervals and report progress to your laser technician.