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HOW HORMONES AFFECT HAIR AND LASER SESSION RESULTS:


When hormonal factors are involved, the results of laser hair removal can be significantly affected. Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy, menopause or hormonal imbalances, can affect the hair growth cycle and cause various variations in hair thickness, density and growth patterns.



o For example, conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can cause excessive hair growth (hair loss) due to increased levels of androgens (male hormones) in women. In such cases, laser hair removal may be less effective in achieving long-term results, as underlying hormonal imbalances may encourage new hair growth despite treatment.


In addition, hormonal fluctuations can cause some hairs to become dormant or temporarily enter the resting phase. During this phase, laser sessions may not effectively affect these hairs, as they are less receptive to laser energy when they are not in the active growth phase (regeneration phase).


In addition to the aforementioned hormonal factors, there are other hormonal influences that can affect the results of laser hair removal:

o Formulations:

Certain medications, such as hormone replacements, anti-hair loss medications, periodic pills, and steroids, can affect hormone levels in the body. Changes in hormone levels caused by these preparations may affect hair growth and response to laser sessions.

o Thyroid Disorders:

Thyroid dysfunctions, such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, can lead to changes in hormone levels, which can affect the hair growth cycle and response to hair removal with laser.

o Disorders of the Corticosteroid Glands:

Conditions affecting the corticosteroid glands, such as Cushing's syndrome or Addison's disease, can disrupt hormone balance and affect the effectiveness of laser hair removal.

o Adolescence:

During puberty, both men and women undergo significant hormonal changes, which can lead to increased hair growth in certain areas. Laser hair removal during this time may require additional sessions or conservative sessions to deal with continued new hair growth.

o Menstrual Cycle (period):

Fluctuations in hormone levels during the menstrual cycle can affect hair growth patterns and affect the timing of laser hair removal sessions for optimal results.

o Menopause:

Hormonal changes during menopause can also lead to changes in hair growth and regeneration, requiring an individualized approach to laser hair removal.

It is important to discuss any hormonal conditions or changes with your qualified laser professional before undergoing laser hair removal. So they can provide personalized advice and program designs to address specific hormonal influences and maximize the effectiveness of the procedure based on your unique situation. In some cases, additional maintenance sessions may be required to manage hair regrowth due to hormonal factors.

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