Hair growth is
classified in three stages:the anagen, catagen and telogen phases.During the anagen phase the papilla cells connect with the base of the
hair follicle and cause hair growth. On average at any one time
approximately 20% of the body’s hair follicles are in the anagen phase.
During this phase when the growing hair is removed by waxing or
tweezing the papilla cells are exposed. Through the empty hair follicle
the Depilar System can reach these cells break them down and thus
inhibit hair growth. The catagen phase is when the papilla cells
retract from the follicle and the hair ceases to grow further. The
telogen phase is when the body expels the dead hair. During the catagen
and telogen phases, the Depilar System is ineffective on those specific
hair follicles as the papilla cells are unexposed and unreachable.
Often clients who are unaccustomed to waxing may have a temporary increase in hair growth following the first two or three treatments as the body is reacting to the waxing by resetting the anagen phase of dormant papilla cells. The waxing has synchronized more hair follicles to enter the anagen phase at the same time resulting in the appearance of more hair growth. However this is only temporary and in fact allows for increased Depilar System™ efficacy during the subsequent treatments and more visible results as more follicles in the anagen phase means more hair is targeted and affected during the subsequent treatments.