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Is hair growth common after an IPL Photo-LED Facial?

What do I do if hair growth occurs after IPL photo-led facial on other parts of my face where it wasn’t before?

This is called paradoxical hypertrichosis, which is the adverse stimulation of hair growth that can occur in areas treated. It is unknown why this occurs but there may be a correlation between hormone imbalance and skin colour. You can have the area re-treated for the hair growth and I would recommend having an assessment and laser hair removal, by a trained professional.