Hair removal is a subtle but powerful weapon in your beauty arsenal. It lets your natural radiance shine forth without shadow. Ways of going about it include:
Cheapness, speed, and ease have made shaving the most popular way of removing hair. Yet it goes no deeper than the skin’s surface, and the hair grows back before you know it. Shaving daily can irritate your skin and leave bumps on it. And then there are always nicks.
Another popular hair removal method, waxing removes hair at the root. A sticky warm wax is spread on your skin. After it has cooled, it is pulled off quickly. Unlike shaving, hair regrowth is slower after waxing. Though numbing sprays are available, waxing can be uncomfortable and messy.
Yet another common hair removal method, Electrolysis uses heat to zap follicles, which prevents hair from growing back. Electrolysis’s results are permanent. Yet it is not as common as waxing or shaving, because it requires a trained electrologist. You also face some risk of skin damage and hyperpigmentation.
- Laser hair removal
An innovative, advanced way of permanently reducing hair, laser hair removal uses laser light pulses that selectively destroy hair follicles by targeting the melanin in them. A hair follicle’s pigment absorbs the laser’s light pulse, which damages the follicle enough to slow hair regrowth. Laser hair removal can be performed anywhere on the body, including such sensitive areas as your face or bikini line. The process involves nearly no discomfort, and side effects are limited to minor skin irritation. Clients do not have to shave, wax, or pluck for long periods of time. Indeed, sometimes the results are permanent. After a complete series of sessions, up to 90% of hair in a treated area is permanently reduced.