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Facts about unwanted hair removal
Whether you suffer from hair growth conditions like hypertrichosis or hirsutism, or you simply have some hair growing in places where you wished it didn't, there are an endless number of hair removal options available today.
There are essentially two categories of hair removal procedures.
'Permament' procedures seek to remove unwanted hair in such a way that it never returns. Sometimes these techniques turn out to be semi-permanent and have to be repeated over time.
Temporary hair removal techniques work for short periods of time and are subject to the body's normal hair growth cycle.
People who seek permament removal can do it themselves in their own home or will be treated by a licensed Esthetician or hair removal specialist. While temporary hair removal procedures can also be performed by an Esthetician, there are plenty of home treatments available as well.
There's as many reasons as there are hairs on your body. Most woman treat hair removal as part of their normal cosmetic routine. They shave their legs and underarms, pluck their eyebrows, and have pubic hair trimmed or removed to accommodate today's fashions. Some men also shave their body hair for cosmetic reasons, and most men shave their facial hair unless they are purposely growing it out as a beard, goatee, or moustache. Many athletes, particularly swimmers and body builders, will undergo hair removal procedures in order to enhance their performance, their appearance, or both. Then there are medical reasons for removing hair and just plain old 'because I felt like it' reasons as well.
Examples of Permanent Hair Removal Techniques
Electrolysis treats every hair follicle individually by injecting a needle into the hair follicle and subjecting it to an electric charge. This process can go on for months depending upon the size of the area undergoing treatment. This is a relatively painful process, and side effects can include scaring and infection. Costs can run as high as $1,000-$3,000 for the legs or pubic area.
HAIR REMOVAL TWEEZERS AND PATCH
This FDA approved method uses special tweezers and hair removal patches to deliver radio frequency to the root of your hair. This process deaden the hairs ability to regrow. Treated hairs in the growth stage (above the skin) will not regrow. Hair Removal patches come in three sizes up to 2" x 4". Hair Removal tweezers painlessly remove individual hairs. The tweezers effective but time consuming so it is best left to stray hairs. Cost $100-$300 depending on areas to be treated. Only Finally Free has been proven to work with this method.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Laser hair removal is an FDA approved process which should only be performed by a licensed and trained professional (althogh not all states require it). During this procedure, a small laser beam is used to destroy the hair follicles. This is a relatively painless procedure which works best on people who have light colored skin and dark hair. It is not recommended if you are deeply tanned. Costs run around $1,000 for the removal of facial hair, and anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000 for hair removal from the legs and pubic area.
PHOTO EPILATION/PULSED LASER
Similar to LASER treatment, this FDA approved procedure uses a pulsed light beam to destroy the hair follicles. This method is especially effective for removing hair from the underarms and the bikini area. There are no restrictions regarding skin color, tanning, or hair color. Costs run from $500 to $2,000 and up, depending upon the area of the body treated.
Temporary hair removal methods include a wide variety of hair removal creams, shaving, plucking, waxing, and more exotic procedures.
What a dichotomy. While millions of people are spending billions of dollars to grow new hair, make it soft and shiny, or have it cut just right, the rest of us are sending our money trying to get rid of it!