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What are repeat sessions and when should they take place?

o Review of laser hair removal (repeat session) is a consecutive session strictly scheduled from 7 to 14 days after the initial/main session and is free of charge. The hairs targeted in this session are melanin-rich (dark/black) hairs, but whose follicles have not already been damaged during the basic session.

While the goal of rechecking is to achieve the elimination of hairs that were not completely removed during the main/basic session, it is important to pay attention to their execution. Very often the hair growth cycle can be disrupted and this can lead to less desirable long-term results, which is why it is recommended (if necessary) to be done only after the first 1-4 main sessions, before entering a maintenance phase.

To achieve optimal results, it is essential to follow a well-spaced session schedule based on individual factors, following staff instruction. Understanding the hair growth cycle helps explain the importance of reexamination time in laser hair removal.

o DISTURBANCE OF THE HAIR CYCLE:Performing laser retouching too often, especially after the fourth main session, can disrupt natural hair growth cycles and lead to less predictable and less than ideal long-term results.

The hair growth cycle consists of three main phases:

· Anagen Phase (Active Development):

This is the active growth phase of the hair follicle. During this phase, the hair is actively growing, and the hair follicle is more receptive to the laser session.

· Catagenic Phase (Transitional Phase):

This is a short transition phase where the hair follicle begins to shrink and hair growth stops. The hair disconnect

from the blood supply and prepares to enter the resting phase.

· Telogen Phase (Resting Phase):

During this phase, the hair follicle is at rest, and there is no hair growth. Eventually, the old hair is shed (so it can fall out), and the hair follicle re-enters the anagen phase to begin a new cycle of hair growth.

o The effectiveness of laser hair removal is highest during the anagen phase, where hair follicles contain the most melanin (pigment substance), making them most vulnerable to laser energy. As not all hair follicles are in the anagen phase at the same time, multiple sessions are necessary to affect hairs at different stages of the growth cycle.

However, performing laser resurfacing when not recommended by professionals can disrupt the natural hair growth cycle. Instead of allowing hair follicles to progress normally, repeated and frequent laser procedures will disrupt the synchronized programming. This will lead to the "stuck" phase of certain hair follicles or in the premature entry into the anagen phase, resulting in uneven hair growth.

To achieve the desired and long-term results, it is recommended to follow a session schedule with appropriate intervals between sessions as recommended by our site. This allows enough time for hair follicles to progress normally through the growth cycle.

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