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Does Plucking Hair Change Hair Growth Cycle?

Does plucking hair change hair growth cycle? If it does, how long should I wait for hair growth cycle to turn back to nomal? Do I have to wait long period to get laser hair removal after plucking hair?

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Plucking before laser hair removal

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Any method of hair removal such as waxing or tweezing will remove the deeper portions of the hair follicle which contain the "target pigmentation" and will render laser hair removal ineffective for at least two weeks. Either shaving or depilatory creams can be used up to the day of the laser treatment as they do not remove the entire hair shaft.

Web reference: http://www.dorsetstreetdermatology.com/cosmetic-dermatology/laser-hair-removal/

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