I found this chart from some training I took in PA with Kay Lasker. She recommended documenting the client at the first appointment, then as treatments progress, re-evaluating the hair growth to show that progress is being made. She has a great article in a nursing publication that I should dig out. Not sure about copying IT to share, though…
I. Determine if there has been recent tweezing or electrolysis treatment.
How often was area tweezed or treated?
How much time was used to tweeze or treat?
When was the last time tweezed or treated?
PTT (Pre-Treatment Tweezing)
+1 = occasional tweezing of a few hairs or electrolysis 3 months ago
+2 = tweezing 10-2- days ago or electrolysis 2 to 3 months ago
+3 = tweezing 2 weeks ago or electrolysis 3 to 4 weeks ago
+4 = tweezing 1 week ago or electrolysis 3 weeks ago
II. Type of hair present
A < 2 mm long; < .001" diameter
B < 6 mm long; < .003" diameter
C > 5 mm long; < .003" diameter
D > 5 mm long; > .003" diameter
III. Density of Growth
+1 only a few hairs present
+2 2 mm to 15 mm apart
+3 1 mm to 3 mm apart
+4 1 mm apart
+5 < 1 mm apart; multiple hairs in follicle
IV. Depth of average hair follicle
A vellus hair < 1 mm
B very fine hair 1 mm
C fine hair 1 to 3 mm
D coarse hair 3 to 5 mm
F crimped hair < 1 to 3 mm
This is from a chart I adapted back in 1990. I wonder if it could be updated to include LHR…