How to Speed Up Hair Loss After Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a great alternative to traditional hair removal methods, such as shaving and waxing. It works by targeting the pigment in the hair follicles that are in the anagen or active growth phase, using the powerful light of a laser device to detect dark hair pigment and allowing heat to penetrate the skin and destroy the hair follicle. Generally, it takes between three and eight sessions to achieve complete hair removal. You may have heard that your hair will “fall out” after laser treatments. This is because, during the anagen phase, heat is conducted down the lock to the hair follicle, making it visible on the surface of the skin.

The laser can only destroy hair during this stage, but only about 15% of the hair would be at this stage during a laser session. It's not actually the hair that grows, but rather the body that pushes it to the surface and pulls it out of the skin to remove it. Laser hair removal treatment uses safe and effective laser energy waves that penetrate deep into the hair follicles. So, while you may not see an immediate reduction in hair growth after the laser treatment, rest assured that it is working and you will eventually see a significant decrease in hair growth. You can accelerate this process by gently exfoliating your skin a couple of times a week after treatment. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells that may be trapping the hair underneath, allowing the laser to penetrate more quickly and increasing the chances of successful treatment.

While you shouldn't pull your hair out by force, you can scrub or shave it shorter to speed up the process. If you're still unsure about this process, check out this quick guide to why hair loss occurs after laser hair removal and what you can do to prevent it. Laser hair removal is a great alternative to traditional methods of removing unwanted body hair, but it's important to understand how it works and how to maximize its effectiveness.