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 is the active growth phase of hair follicles during which the root of the hair is dividing rapidly, adding to the hair shaft.
The Catagen phase is a very short transition stage that occurs at the end of the Anagen phase.
The Telogen phase is the resting (dormant) phase of the hair follicle.