Active Surge

 

How does laser hair removal work?

The body goes through three different growth phases: Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen. Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair in the Anagen phase. The Anagen phase is when the hair is growing and has the most blood supply; this is the only time laser hair removal works.
 

Why does knowing about Active Surge matter?

This allows you to know when you should begin scheduling appointments for the treatment area(s) and how long you should wait for an effective treatment. 


What is Active Surge?

Active surge is when your hair transitions into the Anagen phase. Why is that important? Active surge will help you keep your treatments scheduled efficiently, making your appointments more effective. Click the link in our bio to learn more!Hair growth cycle

How to Identify the Active Surge?

An active surge is easily identified by resistance. Resistance is felt from the hair follicles against sheets, clothing, shaving & touch. This can cause razor burn, ingrown hairs, & irritation from hair follicles.


When to Notice Active Surge

Clients should start noticing active surge prior to their next appointment, depending on the body area being treated. When noticing an active surge, you should call and schedule your next appointment as soon as possible. 


Active Surge vs. Shedding

For shedding, you will notice a “surge” but if you were to pull on your hairs they will come out with no tension. You need to be exfoliating regularly to assist those hairs in removal. When you are in the active surge there will be tension when you pull on your hairs.