Does Laser Hair Removal Trigger Hair Growth?Though there is not scientific proof how a process that is supposed to get rid of unwanted hair triggers the growth of thicker hair, it is evident that it does occur based on evidence from customers who have gone through this process. Below are conclusions based on customer’s feedback:
Intense hair growth after a laser hair removal process occurs in selected areas: For women, the area affected is the face while for men, the shoulder parts and upper arms are most affected. The bikini area, legs, and the underarms do not experience this intense hair growth.
It is not a common occurrence: The incidences of thick hair growth after a laser treatment does not affect a lot of people and it should not, therefore, be a reason to avoid having your unwanted hair removed via this process.
People with darker skin are the most affected by this problem; a lot of people who reported a thicker growth of hair after a laser hair removal process are those with a dark skin type.
The thick hair that grows back after a laser process cannot be removed by the same process. You have to look for an alternative method most preferably electrolysis to help in removing this hair.
The thick growth of hair usually affects people who had vellus hair even before the process of laser hair removal was initially conducted.
Before you have the laser hair removal process carried out on selected parts, you should conduct a partial test to ensure that you will not be among the few who will have a thicker hair growth after the process is complete. You will be able to request the person conducting the process or even do the test on yourself. If you find out that your hair has grown back with a greater density, you will look for an alternative method to get rid of the unwanted hair.