Hair Removal: Permanent Or Temporary?

Unwanted hair is no fun, and it’s not as easy to remove as you would like it to be.  Yet, there are solutions to your unwanted hair.  Removal can be one of two types.  First of all, it can be simply temporary, such as shaving the hair away.  Or, it can be made to be permanent. 

Why Remove Hair?

Why should you bother with having costly procedures done to remove hair?  There are many reasons.  For example, many athletes have hair removed so that they can shave seconds off of their times.  Or, many fashion conscious people want eyebrow, leg, arm and private areas hair free to stay with the current style.  Some men enjoy having their hair styled into a specific fashion statement such as a moustache or goatee.  Sometimes, individuals need to have it removed for medical reasons.  Still, others just want it gone.

Why Permanent?

For many individuals the best way to get hair gone is through investing in permanent solutions.  You’ll likely need to see a licensed Esthetician for this procedure and it will cost you.  But, if you get it done, and it is done significantly, you will not need to keep worrying about the hair. 

What Permanent Options Are There?

There are many.  Here are some of the many that you can choose from.

Laser treatments:  these are by far becoming some of the most popular.  The process, which is FDA approved, actually uses a small laser to destroy the hair follicles.  It takes seconds to do.  But, many individuals can not have this procedure as you will need the right colored skin/hair for it.  The procedure is expensive, up to $3,000 per procedure in which you may need more than one treatment.  Experience is helpful in having a good experience the first time.

Electrolysis:  This is another option for permanency.  In this procedure, a probe is placed into each follicle (yes, it takes a long time for large areas!) and will then use an electric charge to destroy the follicle.  It is painful to an extent, and you will likely need more than one treatment.  Again, it can cost up to $3,000 for this procedure.

Photo epilation or pulsed laser treatments:  These are much like the laser treatments in that they use pulsed light to work at destroying the follicles and it can be very effective for under arm hair as well as that of the bikini area.  There are few limitations here, and it will cost you slightly less at about $2,000 per treatment.

Temporary?

There are many temporary methods for hair removal.  You can use processes like shaving and waxing to help remove hair.  You can use creams as well as plucking.  Temporary or not, these are less expensive and often less painful methods of hair removal.

Which solution is for you?  Base your decision on your budget and your preferences.  Talk to your local dermatologist for recommendations.  Whatever you do, get rid of the hair!


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