Many think about the removal of unwanted hair to be merely a cosmetic concern. However, the effects of experiencing unwanted or unsightly facial or body hair can result in significant emotional and/or social problems. Here we shall look at several different ways of hair removal, both temporary and permanent.

Hair can be removed temporarily by either depilation or epilation. Depilation removes the hair above the skin’s surface, whereas epilation removes the complete hair including whatever is below the skin’s surface.

The most notable ways of depilation are shaving, depilatories and friction. Shaving is done manually with either a manual razor or electric shaver. Depilatories are creams or lotions which dissolve hair through the use of chemicals. Friction runs on the rough surfaced tool to buff hair off of the skin.

Epilation is longer lasting than depilation and may last anywhere from a couple of days to several weeks. Epilation is done by tweezing, waxing, sugaring, threading or rotary epilators. Tweezing is conducted manually and includes pulling individual hairs out by the main. In waxing, a layer of either hot or cold wax is put on the skin and quickly pulled off with strips of cloth. Sugaring is similar to waxing, but uses a “sugary”, sticky substance instead of wax. Threading is a approach to removing hair by using a twisted thread which catches hairs as it is rolled backwards and forwards on your skin. Rotary epilators are implements which grab hairs and pull them out by the roots. Rotary epilators tend to be electric or battery-powered and so are more efficient than tweezers since they remove many hairs at a time.

In searching for more permanent hair removal, there are several options which have varying degrees of success. There are a variety of methods available designed to use chemicals, electricity or both.

The most highly regarded of the permanent methods is electrolysis. It is the most “permanent” of all the methods when executed properly. A hair-thin metal probe is inserted in to the hair follicle without puncturing your skin. Then a power pulse is sent through the probe to the follicle, which in place kills the follicle in order that it can’t produce hair.

The next most successful method of hair removal is done with lasers. While have reported permanent hair reduction, there is not much known about how long the reduction typically lasts or how usually the reduction truly is permanent.

In laser treatment or reduction, a specific wavelength of light is transferred from a hand-held wand into the skin. The dark pigment in the hair attracts the laser light. This causes harm to the hair follicle so that new hair regrowth is diminished or non-existent. There is no damage to the encompassing skin. Dark hair seems to have the higher success rate in removal. Lighter hair does not have as much pigment to attract the light.

There are also various ways of restricting hair growth through the use of prescription medications. These methods need to be discussed with a physician & most require a doctor’s prescription. There are a number of oral medications along with topical medications that can be used with varying degrees of success in eliminating unwanted hair.

If a person chooses the more permanent routes of electrolysis or laser treatment, he or she should spend some time researching the availability of each in their area. They ought to then contact a number of different clinics and gather as much information as possible. It is usually a good idea to check out the office or clinic for cleanliness of the establishment and staff. The staff ought to be friendly and welcome questions.

Ask for rates and payment options. Get a written copy of any guarantee the clinic could make in regards to results and always get a copy of one’s consultation form. Visit several places offering either electrolysis or laser before making your choice. Doctors are essentially salespeople, too, and they want your business. Be sure you are familiar and more comfortable with everything involved prior to going forward with your treatment.

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