Temporary methods such as shaving, tweezing, depilatories, waxing or threading cause skin irritations, ingrown hairs, discoloration and scarring may result.
These methods can actually contribute to an increase in hair growth activity.
HOW DOES HAIR GROW?
Hair forms in a pouch like structure below the skin called a hair follicle.
WHAT IS THE NORMAL GROWTH CYCLE OF A HAIR?
All hairs have differing cycles of growth activity and are not visible on the surface of the skin at the same time.
The (3) stages of hair growth are:
ANAGEN - active growing phase in which the bulb is in tact
CATAGEN - is when the lower part of the hair stops growing
TELOGEN - is the resting phase
Hair normally grows for its usual cycle and then naturally sheds and replaces itself. This period of dormancy may last for an indefinite period of time, however, replacement hairs usually appear within 3 to 12 months. The appearance of these coarse replacement hairs from dormant hair follicles should not be mistaken as regrowth from previously treated follicles.