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Facial hair on chin and neck. Used laser treatment to remove it, hair growing back very fast. Permanent cure?

i have facial hair on my chin and neck ..... i had a laser treatment for that but it backfired and i got more hair after the treatment.... so now remove the hair with threading but they come back very soon and they are increasing in number with time .... now i m really scared to take any laser treatment again . so please suggest me how get rid of them permanently as im very uncomfortable because of them
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi Ayushi,

Thanks for writing to us.

Laser hair reduction is a permanent hair reduction technique. Usually six to eight sessions are enough to give good results. Results are specially good in clients who have dark thick black hair. Fine hair or lightly pigmented hair usually do not respond well to lasers. Results might also not be good in cases where technique has been faulty that is incorrect laser has been used or faulty energy parameters have been used for hair reduction. Usually paradoxical hair growth that is seen in your case can be treated by increasing the energy parameter while doing next session of laser or by doing double pulsing( in simpler words giving double shots of laser at the same area). You can discuss these options with your dermatologist. However if you do not want to take laser sessions, the only option left is using oral hormonal drugs and using eflornithine cream. The results might not be as good as seen with lasers.

Hope that answers your query. Take care
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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