Our hair is made up of proteins called keratins and grows from individual hair follicles in a continuous cycle of growth, rest and shedding.

This hair growth cycle is divided into three phases:

1. Anagen is the growth phase. This phase generally lasts between two and eight years and sees the active growth of the hair from the follicle.

2. Catagen is known as the degradation phase and lasts for somewhere between two to four weeks. At this stage, the hair follicle that produced the hair is degraded.

3. Telogen is the resting phase. This phase can last anywhere between two and four months and only comes to an end when the follicle begins its new growth phase. At this point, the old hair is lost, and we can lose between fifty and one hundred hairs a day.

Hair growth can be affected by various external and internal factors. The male hormones, or androgens, are necessary for normal hair growth, although an excessive amount can also contribute to excessive hair growth on the body.

Excessive body hair can cause extreme embarrassment, although many hair removal options exist. The Laser Treatment Clinic can provide the best laser hair removal London has to offer.