What is an average beard?
When we talk about an average beard, we are talking about the total number of follicles. Most clients do not know how man follicles they have, so we try to talk about the area that the beard covers instead.
An average beard will begin on the neck at the Eve’s Apple and go up towards the jaw in a “V” shape. It is considered more than average if the hair goes below the Eve’s Apple, or if it spreads from one side of the neck to the other. If there is hair up on the cheekbones towards the eye, that is considered more than average.
An average upper lip will have hair that thins out toward the corner of the mouth. If the pattern is mostly the same height all the way from the nostril to the corner of the mouth, that is considered more than average.
Treatment for the Average Beard:
An average beard takes 70-90 hours to start to finish over the normal cycle of beard growth (8-10 months).
We do a complete clearing of the face every 6-8 weeks.
Approximately 40% of your hair follicles are active during the first clearing. Therefore, your first sessions will account for the longest of all the clearings.
Each follow up clearing will involve less time as there are progressively fewer hairs to be treated.
Most patients will lose their shadows permanently after the 4th clearing, as long as they adhere to the 6-8 week clearing interval.
Do Hormones make a Difference?
- Not when it comes to hair removal. Even if hormones have affected the texture of the hair, the total number of hair follicles remains the same. The same thing applies to hair that is treated by laser.