General Hair Growth

 

What causes excessive hair growth?
What is the normal growth cycle of hair?
What are the stages of hair growth?
What happens when you shave?
What affects the length of hair treatments?
Are all hairs eliminated from one spot after electrolysis treatment?
 

What causes excessive hair growth?
Unwanted hair growth can be caused by a variety of reasons including:

    • Hormonal Changes
    • Heredity
    • Stress
    • Reactions to certain Medications
    • Psychological Issues
    • Glandular or Hormonal Imbalances
    • Pregnancy
    • Normal Hormonal Changes at Different Stages of Life
    • Excessive Waxing, Tweezing, and other Temporary Methods of Hair Removals electrolysis permanent? NO! These are only temporary solutions to your unwanted hair growth. In fact, these methods can cause more hair growth with thicker hairs replacing the thin ones you are trying to remove. (Is) Electrolysis permanent? Yes, because it permanently destroys the hair root, which is the part that makes the hair grow back (regenerate). It is the only truly permanent method of hair removal.

 

What is the normal growth cycle of hair?

All hairs have differing cycles of growth and are not visible on the surface of the skin at the same time. Hair normally grows for its usual cycle and then naturally sheds and replaces itself. Following active growing periods, most hair follicles go into a dormant stage. The period of dormancy may last for an indefinite period of time; however, replacement hairs usually appear within 3 to 12 months. The appearance of these coarse replacement hairs from dormant hair follicles should not be mistaken as regrowth from previously treated follicles.

 

What are the stages of hair growth?

There are three phases of hair growth- Anagen (active), Catagen (regression) and Telogen (resting). Electrolysis is designed to treat the hair during the Anagen phase of growth. Laser treatment is designed to treat hair in the Anagen phase as well.

 

What happens when you shave?

You are just cutting off the end of the hair – an outgrowth from the follicle. The follicle is still alive and will regenerate more hair over and over again.

 

What affects the length of hair treatments?

Length of treatment can be affected by age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism.

 

Are all hairs eliminated from one spot after electrolysis treatment?

Deep, coarse hairs are not always eliminated after one treatment. Due to the cyclic nature of hair growth, new hairs, as well as hairs emerging from a dormant phase, will be treated at the same time; thus, it will take several treatments of an area to ensure that most hairs in the area are eliminated.