If this is any help to you, as a consumer I have had 6 laser treatments I’m also a male, and the hair all within 2years eventually grew back.
I’m almost positive ipl won’t be better.
And if your seeing even more growth then u ever had before, I would say don’t risk it having it again since the long term outcome will not be permanent, I wouldn’t think it would be worthy risking having more hair. Try to document and photograph it. Tell the laser professional who did it. Maybe there is something they could do for you like refund part or all of the cost of it? It’s worth a try. They will probably say there are too many factors that influence hair growth so they can deny a claim their laser is the cause for it,
I would say if it really bothers u having the hair there electrolysis is worth it even though it may be time consuming. People who say that it would be too time consuming to be worth it might not have experience having back hair and if u went as far to have the laser done and then to make a page on this site to seek other solutions, then the hair is obviously bothering you
What might be motivating to hear is with electrolysis you can have the hairs indivially choosen in a way that graduallly thins the overall appearance of the hair. So the time someone calculates for the area to be fully clear, might not necessarily be the amount of time until the hair that remains will no longer have a negative affect on your confidence.
Then once they are treated, they are permanently gone. Also it enables them to leave certain finer hairs so that the transition from the back to neck or other parts of the body is more natural appearing, as oppose to the laser making an area have no hair at all ( temporarily) to a body part that isn’t completely hair free so it could give an un natural overal appearance that could draw the eye to the area