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There are lots of options you can consider when trying to remove unwanted hair.  Temporary hair removal includes shaving, waxing, sugaring, threading and using depilatory creams, where and electrolysis are considered permanent methods.

Temporary hair removal methods.

Shaving:

Shaving is the fastest and the cheapest way to remove hair. Unfortunately most people tend to get ingrown hair from shaving, especially if they have to shave a lot and the hair is thick.  Most people also have to shave almost every day to keep the hair short as the hair is only shaved off.

Waxing, tweezing, threading and sugaring: 

 

These are all methods that aim at plucking the hair out from the root in order to make it grow out slower than shaving.  These forms can be very painful and side effects can also include ingrown hair.  Threading and tweezing are ideal for smaller areas such as eyebrows where waxing and sugaring can be used on larger areas as well. 

 

Permanent methods of hair removal

Electrolysis:

Electrolysis is and older method where a very fine needle is placed into the hair follicle one hair at a time, with the aim of sending through an electric current and eventually destroying the root.  It takes lots of sessions, is very time consuming and is not as effective as laser hair removal as the therapist has to be very precise with each follicle, but this is the only option for people with hair without pigment in.

 

Laser hair removal is where the system that is used emits near-infrared laser light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. I always say that the hair is a pathway for the laser light to the hair follicle. The laser is turned on, for only a portion of a second. The duration of each pulse is just long enough to harm the follicle, while the system that we use’s unique, patented contact-cooling hand piece, the ChillTipTM, helps protect the skin by conductive cooling during the laser energy delivery.

I have been through all types of hair removal and have found that laser hair removal is really the most effective and satisfactory way to remove hair.  You just need to go for a few treatments to sit with no worries about ingrown hair or bad skin due to ingrown hair or unwanted hair, for the rest of your life.

To find out if you are ideal for please contact our specialist laser clinic for a free consultation.

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