why sooner treatments with laser than electrolysis?


#1

why is it recommended that laser hair removal treatments be 4-5 weeks apart when electrolysists taught me that growth cycles are approximately 3-months (or 4 cycles per year)?

Is laser NOT also more effective on hairs in the first “anagen” phase as with electrolysis? If so, why the closer treatment cycles for laser?

Thanks!


#2

it depends on the areas going to be treated
i want to have my stomach treated and im advised to have the treatment every 12 weeks (=3months)


#3

Treatment should be scheduled every 6 to 8 weeks to be most effective.


#4

</font><blockquote><font size=“1” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>quote:</font><hr /><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>Originally posted by hairfetish:
<strong>Treatment should be scheduled every 6 to 8 weeks to be most effective.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size=“2” face=“Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif”>Could you expand on this, please, hairfetish?

Why every 6 - 8 weeks? Wouldn’t it depend on the area being treated? What happens if you leave it longer so more hair grows back?


#5

Hair growth cycles depend on the area of the body. Here is a discussion of hair growth cycles. If you wait longer than the appropriate length of time, a hair could have grown in and then become dormant (and untreatable) again, before the next treatment.

[ December 30, 2003, 05:07 PM: Message edited by: htky ]


#6

Thanks for that link, htky. I’d actually seen that thread already, which is why I’m so curious as to where hairfetish gets the 6-8 weeks from. Maybe I don’t understand the issue properly, but it looks to me like the times in that thread varied from 4 - 14 weeks. :confused: