Unwanted hair – Types of Hair Removal
Types of Hair Removal
- Laser Hair Removal
Threading works on flat surfaces and usually done on the face. It is where the technician loops a piece of thread over the face pulling the unwanted hair at the root.
Tweezing is probably the most inexpensive type of hair removal. It is usually done on the face. Always tweeze carefully because the hairs you tweeze will take several weeks to come back.
Waxing is another popular way of removing unwanted hair. Waxing is used to remove hair from almost anywhere on the body. Waxing can cause temporary inflammation and redness.
Depilatories work by dissolving the hair from the skin’s surface. Depilatories are inexpensive but they are famous for being smelly and messy. When left on the skin too long it can cause the skin to burn or become irritated.
Electrolysis premanetly removes hair by destroying the growth center of the hair. Skin may be a little irritated after the treatment. Because electrolysis has to be done hair by hair, it’s not recommended for larger areas of the body.
Laser hair removal treatments heat and destroy the dark melanin in the hair follicle without hurting the surrounding skin. Treatments have to be performed every 5 to 6 weeks apart for about 6-10 treatments depending on skin type. Touch-ups may be necessary every six months to a year. Laser hair removal treatments can remove large areas of unwanted hair with minimal discomfort. 80 percent hair reduction is a successful treatment result.
Laser hair removal is most effective on areas on the body where the skin is thinner, so you’ll probably have better results on the underarms and bikini area than on the legs or back.
It’s a myth that shaving the skin makes hair grow back thicker and darker. It appears darker and thicker because after shaving it leaves a blunt tip.
To avoid ingrown hair the best thing to do is exfoliate frequently. Ingrown hairs happen when a hair re-enters the skin after shaving. This causes bumps and irritation. Use a gentle scrub or solution that helps exfoliate the skin.
Always tell your technician which medications you are on before having a hair removal treatment. Some prescriptions can make you more sensitive and cause the skin to become thinner.
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