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Had 4 laser hair removal treatments and I’m having second thoughts. Is it too late or will the hair eventually grow back?

Questions & AnswersCategory: Laser Hair RemovalHad 4 laser hair removal treatments and I’m having second thoughts. Is it too late or will the hair eventually grow back?
A patient asked 1 year ago
I’ve had 4 laser treatments to go full Brazilian and I’m having second thoughts. I still want to have my bikini line “cleaned up” but I don’t think I want to be completely hairless down there permanently. But after 4 treatments the hair is a patchy which looks horrible obviously. If I choose to stop doing the full Brazilian now and just do the bikini line, will the hair eventually grow back in the area that I stop having treated? And how long will that probably take?
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Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 1 year ago

Hair Growth after Incomplete Laser Hair Treatment

 
Hi and thank you for your question! In general, approximately 10-15% of the hair follicles are destroyed during each session of laser hair treatment. Hence, after completing 4 sessions you are expected to have around 50% of the hair follicles intact. Do not be alarmed by the patchy hair growth now as it will get more uniform with time. Another factor that works in your favor is that hair growth in bikini area is regulated by hormones and new hair follicles are continuously made in this area. This is often a nuisance for patients undergoing bikini laser hair removal as they often need touch-ups every once a while with the new hair follicles growing, but in your case the new hair follicles will add more hair as time passes. Overall in long-term you should be fine. I hope it helps and good luck!

 


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