My girlfriend has been going through laser treatments for removing pubic hair before she met me. she has gone through four treatments (she was supposed to do 12)and I convinced her to stop because to me lack of pubic hair seems completely unnatural. since she has stopped I noticed some slight regrowth but it is in strange patches and not even. Has the laser completely destroyed these areas? will minoxidil help regrow the hair? is there any way to reverse this process or is a transplant the only way?
Laser hair removal does not work 100% of the time. Part of the problem is the long telogen cycle of body hair, which means that all of the hair is not growing at the same time (it is in a sleep phase)… so a hair that has been sleeping (in telogen) may have not been present as a mature hair when the laser removal treatment was done. I tell patients that they can expect 50% of the treated hairs to be destroyed and 50% to return every time there is a treatment.
If a hair is killed by a hair removal laser, then it is gone forever. Bringing back the dead (even a dead hair) is not possible with anything, including minoxidil.