Does the Fraxel Restore laser initial remove the facial hair and then the hair grows back over time? I understand an IPL for age spots would do this and the hair grows back in a blotchy manner. If the hair surface is removed, how long does it take for the facial hair to grow back and look normal again? Any risk of the hair not growing back in spots? Thank you.
How Will Fraxel Restore Affect Man's Facial Hair?
Doctor Answers 3
Fraxel Restore Has Will Not Affect Man's Facial Hair
Fraxel restore does not affect the hair follicles. There is no change in facial hair growth or pattern. For that matter, none of the Fraxel lasers (repair, Dual) affect hair, although the repair will trim the hairs that it comes in contact with.
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Fraxel and hair removal
No effect on hair at all
Every laser has a target for the biological effect that gives the cosmetic result. For hair lasers, the target is the melanin in the hair follicle. For resurfacing lasers like Fraxel Repair, the target is water that is evaporated from the conversion of light energy into heat energy. This reaction results in controlled, fractional destruction of the skin, removing sun-damage skin and stimulating the repair cascade that results in your own collagen production.