Hair generally provide insulation, protection and an aid in body temperature regulation. They can either be a source of beauty, or they could visibly grow on unflattering areas of the face and body and affect a person’s looks and level of confidence. Unwanted hair growth on the visible parts of a woman’s body is caused by imbalance in their hormones due to strong medications, pregnancy or irregular menstrual cycles. Hair removal, also known as epilation or depilation, is the process of removing body hair which is performed for various reasons such as cultural, sexual, medical or religious.
In these present days, hair removal has become such an appealing cosmetic procedure for women with so many new techniques being constantly introduced and practiced worldwide. With the aid of the flourishing technology in cosmetics, Permanent Hair Removal was developed. These are procedures that remove unwanted body hair once and for all. However, the truth is, with all these promising new technologies, only electrolysis can be considered permanent. It is done with the use of a tiny needle to deliver a shortwave radio frequency to the hair follicle. The amount of pain and discomfort varies but using a mild topical anesthetic will surely help as the procedure damages the hair follicle so bad that the hair will be unable to grow again. But in a span of ten years, a small percentage of hair sometimes re-grow. Two methods of electrolysis includes:
- Galvanic Method- Uses chemicals to destroy hair follicles.
- Thermolytic Method- Uses heat to destroy hair follicles.
Another permanent hair removal procedure is Laser Hair Removal, which could honestly last only up to a year or so. The concentrated light beam damages the hair follicles and slows down the rate of re-growth without actually stopping it. Clients are advised to undergo an annual laser treatment to burn away the hair once more. Knowing these informations, one can avoid the disappointments and frustration realizing that there is no such thing as “permanent” hair removal.
While it is nearly impossible to attain permanent hair removal, electrolysis and laser hair, removal techniques are matchless when it comes to its potential to promote an even and hairless skin for a longer period of time compared to traditional, long and messy methods like sugaring, hot waxing, threading, plucking, shaving, depilatory creams and many more. Electrolysis and laser hair removal are unsurpassed in the field of cosmetic hair removal.