There are at the moment 2 recognized situations the place there’s a risk that laser hair elimination could make hair develop again thicker and darker than it was earlier than remedy. Please understand that one is preventable whereas the opposite is so uncommon, the possibilities of it taking place are very small.
The primary situation can occur to anybody, although nearly all of folks that go for laser remedy is probably not conscious of this danger previous to remedy. In an effort to carry out laser hair elimination, the technician would require you to shave the specified space a day or two previous to your appointment. The hair must be as brief as attainable, but nonetheless be seen, to ensure that the laser to work to its full potential. Sadly, some areas that individuals wish to have lasered, (such because the face and again), comprise a mix of the darkish coarse hairs that they need gone and “peach fuzz” (the extraordinarily superb and colorless hairs that cowl numerous our physique). When shaving this space in preparation for laser remedy, the peach fuzz that’s current additionally will get shaved. With shaving, hairs are inclined to develop again thicker, darker, and quicker with each shave. The superb hairs that had been as soon as unnoticeable might now begin to seem darker upon return, which may create the phantasm that extra hair is starting to develop after having laser remedy.
The second occasion is a medical situation known as “paradoxical hypertrichosis”. It’s a very uncommon response that may be skilled after laser hair elimination remedy. As paradoxical hypertrichosis, (or postlaser hypertrichosis), remains to be a comparatively new and intensely uncommon situation, there has not been quite a lot of analysis achieved on the topic. It’s tough to find out what the precise explanation for this phenomenon is. Some specialists counsel that this undesirable hair development may be brought on by extraordinarily low depth laser or IPL therapies at ranges which can be too low to be efficient and truly find yourself stimulating new hair development within the hair bulb versus destroying the hair bulb fully. Others counsel that ethnic background could also be an element as analysis has discovered that this response tends to occur extra in folks with pores and skin varieties 3, 4, and 5 (olive and darker pores and skin) than it does in folks with lighter pores and skin. There’s additionally the likelihood that sure treatment can enhance the chance of paradoxical hypertrichosis if taken similtaneously the laser therapies. As you possibly can see, victims of this situation are so few and much between that it’s tough to get a correct sampling.
Whatever the steered components of paradoxical hypertrichosis, this can be very necessary to discover a laser technician that’s expert and certified to carry out your therapies. They have to be educated sufficient to find out the right laser depth setting to your specific hair and pores and skin attributes. Too low may be ineffective and truly trigger opposed results. Depth that’s too excessive may cause unintended effects akin to minor burns and pores and skin discoloration. The proper steadiness will safely and successfully take away your undesirable hair and make your laser hair elimination expertise a constructive one.
Regardless that it is vitally uncommon that laser hair elimination will make your hair develop again thicker, it has been recognized to occur in some circumstances. In case you are involved, or if you understand that the world you wish to have handled contains peach fuzz, maybe a unique technique like electrolysis hair elimination could be a greater various for you. Electrolysis doesn’t require you to shave previous to remedy so you don’t run the chance of shaving over any peach fuzz and inflicting it to develop again thicker. Every hair is individually handled so you don’t run the chance of another space of your pores and skin being handled aside from the place you wish to be handled.