Nearly all the skin of the human body, except for the palms of the hands and soles of feet, is covered with hair. We are born with all the hair follicles we are ever going to have, and these follicles normally continue to produce hairs throughout our lives. The same follicle is capable of producing even more than one hair. Everyone’s hair grows differently, depending on age, weight, metabolism, hormones, ethnicity, medications, pregnancy, and other factors. For women puberty, pregnancy and menopause play important parts in determining hair growth.
All hair goes through three distinct growth phases:
ANAGEN (or the growing phase) — CATAGEN (transitional) – TELOGEN (resting). Different parts of body have different hair growth patterns. The cycle can vary from a few months (an eyebrow hair) to six years or more for scalp hair. Thanks to these cycles, hair in some areas (eyelashes) only grow a few millimeters and others (head) will grow longer and beautiful. Isn’t is amazing how nature works?
ANAGEN is the “PERFECT” stage for electrolysis treatment. This period for facial and body hair can be as long as 2-3 weeks. As hair grows from the bottom of the follicle, it is visible above the skin and can be treated; there is plenty of water and salt available in the root for electrolysis. So because all of the hair is not at the same stage at any given time, multiple sessions are needed to get the hair while it’s in its growth phase.
Cycles of hair growth play a major role in your hair removal treatment regimen. Your “commitment” is very important; the electrologist will be able to explain to you during your consultation/evaluation the necessity of a schedule. After each treatment the electrologist will let you know when you should come back for your next treatment.For optimal results a plan is needed – trust your professional electrologist and you will be well ahead on the road to achieving your goal.
Without goals and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination. – F. Dodson