Hair Growth Cycle

Understanding the hair growth cycle

Every hair follicle on the body is at some stage of the hair growth cycle.

Some follicles are producing hair, whilst others are in a resting stage and not producing hair. We need the follicles to be in the growth phase as this reveals its position so we are able to treat the follicle effectively.

Therefore a course of treatments is often required to clear the area of all unwanted hair.... permanently. 

Hair grows in cycles of various phases:

Anagen phase

Anagen is the active growth phase of hair follicles during which the root of the hair is dividing rapidly, adding to the hair shaft.

Catagen phase

The Catagen phase is a very short transition stage that occurs at the end of the Anagen phase.  The root of the hair shrinks towards the surface of the skin and the hair stops growing, and then falls out.

Telogen phase

The Telogen phase is the resting (dormant) phase of the hair follicle.


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