There can be as many as 1,000 hair follicles in a square inch of
skin, but only an average of 10 percent of the hairs will be above
the surface at any one time.
In women, puberty, pregnancy, and menopause can affect the hair
Excess hair growth can be a symptom of disease, especially one
that involves a hormonal imbalance such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
(PCOS), Ovarian & Adrenal Tumors, Cushing Syndrome, Adrenal
Hyperplasia, and Hyperthyroidism.
Each hair has its own growing cycle. It takes approximately 6 to
12 weeks for a hair to grow from the papilla, the base of
the follicle, to the surface of the skin.
Excessive hair growth can be attributed to many causes. Heredity,
stress, hormonal changes and imbalances, or even medications can
Because of these factors, permanent hair removal takes time to
accomplish. Not even your practitioner can predict exactly how long
the process will take.