Barbara's Electrology Studio

  A Bit About Hair Growth

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 growth cycles.

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 be causes

Because of these factors, permanent hair removal takes time to accomplish. Not even your practitioner can predict exactly how long the process will take.