There are a few different reasons
that can explain your lack of results. To start, not everyone is a good
candidate for laser hair removal. Without seeing any photos it is hard to
evaluate, but hair removal works best on those who have dark hair and light
skin because it works by detecting the pigment of the hair. Due to lack of pigmentation, laser hair
removal is not ideal for those with blonde or grey hair. At first, it is common to see hair in these areas after
treatment. This is not always because the laser isn’t working, but
because a new hair is growing that needs to
be treated. Hair
that is very fine in texture, sometimes called “peach fuzz," is also not
ideal for laser treatments. Seeing
as you’ve had so many treatments and do not see any results, it’s also possible
the setting on the laser is too low or the correct laser is not being used.
Thanks for your question. Laser hair removal can occasionally cause hair growth if too low
fluences (energy) are used. This is treatable with proper energy levels. This is more common in darker skin types. So, it may be that the device used and/or the settings were underpowered. You may want to consider a few treatments with a system such as the Vectus Laser. Alternatively, consider electrolysis though that can be a very long process. Be sure you have had your physician rule out hormonal imbalances such as polycyctic ovarian syndrome.
Lisa Vuich, MD