I hope someone has some info about this because it is really worrying me/driving me crazy. I don’t even know if these questions are answerable!
Imagine that a hair was plucked out (I don’t pluck, I promise - except eyebrows). This caused the body it was plucked from to stimulate more hair growth.
So… what exactly goes on in that process? Does a vellus hair just turn a darker shade? Does a new hair grow out of your skin that was never there before? How long after the initial hair was plucked would the stimulated hair show up? Will the new hair be coarse or fine?
I’m asking because I just noticed 7 hairs on my cheek, 6 of which were not there on Monday. I looked closer (and this is in a regular mirror with not really ideal lighting for inspecting tiny hairs on your face) and counted 15 total. 15 in an area that has only ever had 1 random hair! The area is the middle of my cheek (smack dab between ear and nose), spread out from where that area is level with my nose and with my lips. They’re not too coarse, but they’re dark enough to be noticed and dark enough to catch my attention because they weren’t there 4 days ago!
4 days ago, I had electrolysis done on my neck, sideburn area, and chin. I felt like there was A LOT of pulling going on after the electrologist treated (the majority) of the hairs. Upper lip, chin, and cheek have never been a problem area for me - just a few random ones in each area, which are not super coarse. 4 days ago, my one little lone ranger cheek hair did not have any pals. Today, he has 14 new friends. What happened!?
Is there any connection between my treatment and my new hairs? Would the new hair growth happen that fast (4 days) if it was from “plucking” (the excessive pulling sensations)? Or should I go ahead and assume I have a tumor on my adrenals/pituitary gland? I realize none of you are (probably) doctors, but my hormones have been tested and are all normal. I definitely don’t have PCOS… I am basically the exact opposite of every symptom that belongs to it, besides the hirsutism. I also don’t fit the symptoms of Cushing’s, besides the hirsutism and fatigue (which already has 2 wonderful causes, but I won’t get into that here).
If anyone has any info I am dying to know and will be extremely grateful!!!