One of the treatments we provide at our skin care clinic in Victoria BC, is Laser hair removal. In order to prepare for a laser hair removal treatment, the body area to be targeted needs to be shaved. This often leads to the question being raised "does shaving cause new hair growth?"
MYTH: “If I shave an area of my body, the hair will grow back thicker, darker and coarser.”
Absolutely not true.
Unfortunately, there is a fair amount of misinformation floating around, even from treatment providers such as waxing and electrolysis professionals who should know better. The truth is, shaving will not cause changes to hair growth.
The main contributors to such changes are hormone levels, age, and genetics.
The reason that many people believe that shaving causes hair to grow back thicker and fuller is because when hair first starts to grow back after shaving, it may have a blunt tip that makes it feel coarser and thicker than the hair that has not been shaved. However, this is just a temporary effect and the hair will eventually grow out to its normal thickness and texture.
What Does Contribute to Hair Growth?
- Hormone Levels
- Nutrition And Overall Health
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