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#75898 - 06/24/10 04:57 PM wait before plucking after laser
J M Offline
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how long do I have to wait AFTER a laser session to pluck hairs that have been treated and are supposed to be shedding?

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#75901 - 06/24/10 08:08 PM Re: wait before plucking after laser [Re: J M]
edokid
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You'll pretty much know. If you have to "pluck" then it's too soon. They should just slide right out without any resistance, as in you should be able to even use your fingers to pull them out and it should come. If it's being plucked out or has resistance it's too soon, generally around 7-10 days after they'll start to shed anything before is too soon.

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#75904 - 06/24/10 08:37 PM Re: wait before plucking after laser [Re: ]
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You shouldn't have to pluck, as edokid said. They will just fall out (on their own or with a super gentle tug). If you pluck any sooner than this, you will have NO way of knowing if the treatment is effective, because you will not be able to gauge how much of the hair is actually shedding vs. just being plucked.

Things start to shed between week 2 and 3. If you have patches that don't ever shed, DON'T pluck them! You need the hair to stay in the follicle so you can re-treat it with a touch up.
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#75916 - 06/24/10 11:33 PM Re: wait before plucking after laser [Re: MagicalPrincessKitty]
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The hair will fall out/shed on its own. No need to pluck. If you try to pull on it, it should slide out without resistance. That's how you know it's shedding. It takes 3 weeks for this to happen.

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