On the opposite end of the spectrum is mega hair overgrowth. This is called hirsutism.
The key is to Rule out medical causes. Once this is confirmed, then one can proceed with treatment.
How can hair be removed?
Treatment can be effected by
- Laser hair removal – ‘permanent’ after 6 – 10 sessions
- IPL – requires > 10 sessions on average
- Waxing and shaving
How does laser hair removal work?
The science behind this is hair cycle based. Treatment is aimed at pushing the hair cycle into the Telogen phase, so the hair follicle stops growing.
The primary principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis. Laser targets the melanin in the hair follicle, causing selective heating and destruction of the follicle. Only hair in the Anagen phase is affected.
What are the side effects of laser hair removal treatment?
Skin may turn red, itchy and swollen. This is usually temporary, at 2 to 3 days.
How many sessions do I need?
Your hair follicles are in different stages of the hair cycle at any one time. As the laser only affects hair in the active growing phase, (Anagen), 6 -10 sessions are typically needed to achieve FDA grade permanent hair removal.
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