What to expect from laser hair removal: Treatments 4 - 7

This is the second post in a three-part series about what to expect while receiving laser hair removal treatments. If you are new to the laser, read about what to expect from treatments 1 – 3.

Congratulations, you have now entered the second stage of hair removal. You are practically an expert now, right? Here’s what to expect for treatments 4 – 7:

  • Significant reduction: Hair will grow slower, finer and less frequently than it was before you begun treatment, and although it seems. This is not a good time to cut back on treatments. Continue all the way to the end for optimum results and permanent hair loss.
  • Texture and regrowth of hair will be different: You should notice a drastic change between your hair during this stage compared to your hair before you began treatment
  • Slight patchiness in regrowth: The hair that continues to grow back at this stage should appear in inconsistent patches, depending on growth patterns and how much laser heat the follicle has been exposed to.
  • Redness and/or mild swelling: It is normal to experience a little bit of discomfort, redness and swelling following the treatment. See our tips for dealing with pain (click here).
  • Common to have stripes and patches of regrowth: Due to differing growth patterns of hair follicles, it is normal for the hair in the area being treated to grow at different paces.

Some clients experience a period when all of the hair seems to be growing at the same time. Don’t be alarmed, continue with consistent intervals and report progress to your laser technician.

Kyle Adams
Kyle Adams