laser hair removal

What happens if I stop laser hair removal after 4 sessions?

Laser hair removal is one of the best and most popular hair removal methods available today. It’s not painful and the results a long lasting. Laser treatments are usually consist of several session and many people wonder what happens if you decide to stop the treatment midway. That’s was the motivation behind this article, to delve into what you can expect if you stop your treatment after 4 laser hair removal sessions.

Incomplete Results

Four sessions likely won’t be enough to achieve the full potential of laser hair removal. Laser targets hair follicles during their active growth phase (anagen). With multiple sessions spaced at specific intervals, you progressively damage more and more follicles, leading to significant hair reduction and potentially permanent removal. Stopping at 4 sessions disrupts this cycle, leaving many follicles unharmed.

Regression and Patchy Growth

You might experience some initial hair thinning after 4 sessions. However, these effects are likely temporary. The untreated follicles will eventually resume growth, potentially leading to patchier hair than before you started treatment.

Hair May Appear Thicker

In some cases, stopping laser hair removal early can lead to paradoxical hypertrichosis, where the treated hair grows back thicker and darker. This is because the laser might stimulate some follicles instead of destroying them.

Consulting a Professional

If you are thinking about stopping your treatment after 4 sessions, we’d recommend you to talk to your laser technician about it. They can give you some good advises on the benefits of continuing or if there are any side effect if you decide to stop. They can also help you modify your treatment if necessary or they might recommend you other hair removal methods like electrolysis hair removal, depending on why you are thinking about stoping your laser treatment.

Remember: Laser hair removal vary depending on multiple factors like hair color, skin tone and treatment area. That’s why the best idea is to consult with a professional hair removal technician.