Laser hair removal treatments came as a rescue to many of us who dreamed of a hair-free body for so long. The good news is that it did actually fulfill our dream and made us feel good about our bodies for some time until someday we wake up to see that the hair came back. Well, whether you like it or not the laser treatment is not permanent and the rate at which the hair regrows depends on many factors, such as skin tone, hair color, and where the hair is located alongside many other factors that we’ll discuss in this article.
1 || Natural Hair Grow Cycle
First of all, you need to understand that your hair has a growing cycle that is not affected by laser treatments. This hair growth cycle has two main stages; Anagen and Catagen. Anagen is the growing stage and it’s the perfect time to do laser. Catagen or a.k.a dormant stage, on the other hand, is the stage of the hair before it falls out naturally. Undergoing laser only forces the hair follicles to go dormant; it does not destroy the hair follicle. And this is the main reason why hair comes back after laser hair removal. The speed of hair regrowing varies from one person to another.
2 || Are You Taking Hair vitamins?
If you started taking vitamins for healthier and stronger hair, then I am sure you’re more than happy with the results. The only thing is that these vitamins make your hair grow all over your body not only on your head, yes as you heard. That doesn’t mean that supplements and laser treatments don’t mix, But you have to keep in mind that if you’ve paid for a laser package and you’re also taking hair growth supplements, you might need a few extra sessions—or just accept the fact that your results may never quite get to the “doesn’t need to shave at all” stage.
3 || Pregnancy
During pregnancy, your body hormones change. And one of the hormones that increase throughout pregnancy is androgens. This hormone change where the hair grows on the body, sometimes causing it to appear in unexpected places where it’s never grown before, such as around the nipples or on your tummy. Increased levels of another hormone, estrogen also speeds up the hair’s growth cycle. You might find that body hair feels thicker. The texture and the color can change too.
On another note, the vitamins that you take during pregnancy affect hair growth on your body.
4 || Menopause
During menopause, your body witnesses huge hormonal changes and this might be the reason behind hair growing back after laser, especially on the face. Also, women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which is a treatment to relieve symptoms of the menopause, may notice hair regrowing on their bodies after laser.
5 || Excess weight
Excess weight can play a great role in speeding up hair growth, due to the way your body produces and processes hormones when you are overweight. For instance, Estrogens can be produced in peripheral fat deposits. These additional hormones, by upsetting the balance, can actually cause the production of more testosterone, resulting in hair growth.
6 || Stress
Intense or prolonged stress is another big factor in facial hair growth that is now being recognized. Just as stress and the resulting increase in testosterone can cause acne, so can it stimulate hair growth.