I have always had mild pseudofolliculitis barbae (redness around hair follicles in my beard - especially after shaving). I finally decided to get it treated with a laser so that the hair would stop irritating the skin. Well, four weeks have gone by since my first treatment and I am more red than I ever was before (my back hair was treated too - and this is fine). Now, hairs are starting to grow back and it looks really bad (on top of the redness) - I have a very thick beard and you can see the patchy hair coming in.
My questions are: (1) Is this hair loss permanent (after one treatment? It would really surprise me - I had 8 on my back and still have hair - Yag laser though). (2) For the redness, I am putting on betamethasone, but it is not helping much. Are these burns possibly permanent? (3) If I just stop treatments now - will all of the hair grow back? I think that would be the best thing to do. Why is the hair not growing back at all - 4 weeks later? The laser used as the lightsheer duet diode laser by lumenis.