Permanent hair removal is something that everyone wants, and many people go through the various method of hair removal in order to find the one that is the most permanent. We have all heard our friends tell us, “I tried this hair removal method and it worked so well!” However, everyone’s body is different, so it is important to find which hair removal method is the most permanent for you.
The sad truth is that there is no method of hair removal that is totally permanent – nothing lasts forever. This is because the human body is designed to repair itself, so it will always try to heal any damage that is done to the hair follicles or pores. It may take a lot longer to repair the follicles, and this is when it appears that the hair removal is much more permanent. However, the truth is that nothing is as permanent as you want it to be.
The good news, though, is that there are methods that will keep the hair gone for a long time. Let’s take a look at some of these methods that will ensure that your body and facial hair takes many years to grow back:
Permanent Hair Removal Methods:
Laser Hair Removal – Laser hair removal is considered to be one of the best, and it is one of the more painless methods of permanent hair removal. However, it can really only be effective when the hairs are very dark and the skin is very light, as it can actually cause burns on dark skin and will not get all the light hairs. This is because the laser is designed to target the specific darker coloring of the dark hair on light skin, and it looks for the pigment rather than the hair itself. However, laser is usually quicker than the other methods, and it doesn’t take as many sessions to get rid of all the unwanted hair. The cost, on the other hand, is much higher than with other hair removal methods.
Electrolysis – Of all the permanent hair removal methods, only electrolysis tends to have the most success of touting permanency and was one of the first to be approved by the FDA. Basically a needle is inserted into each pore, with the heated metal or an electric current destroying the hair and the follicle. The benefit is that it has been used successfully for decades, and it can be used on any color of hair or skin. The downside is that it takes a lot more sessions to complete the hair removal, which means that the cost of hair removal – while cheaper per session – may end up being higher than laser. It can actually cause skin discoloration, and it won’t work effectively on bent hairs. It is also more painful than laser hair removal.
IPL – IPL – or intense pulsed light – uses a non-laser light to attack the melanin in the hair. It gets the melanin in the shaft and the hair itself, as well as the follicle. This means that it can reduce the chance of hair regrowth. The great thing about IPL is that it isn’t likely to harm your skin, meaning that the risk of negative side effects caused by the hair removal method is less likely. It can actually be done at home, and there are a number of IPL home hair removal products that are becoming quite popular. It ends up being cheaper than both of the other hair removal methods, as you can just buy the device and use it at home rather than having to go to a clinic or spa to get the treatment.
When deciding on what method of permanent hair removal works for you, it really comes down to price, pain, skin color or patience. Each have options that fit some people better than others!