Do you turn a blind eye to the excess hair everywhere on your body or do you want to get rid of it? Removal of unwanted hair begins in puberty. Many people want to remove hair from the face, armpits, legs, bikini line or other parts of the body. There are many different ways to remove unwanted hair, but few can remove hair permanently.
There are generally three methods of hair removal at present. Physical hair removal uses adhesive tearing or plucking, scraping with a razor or electrolysis and thermal dissolution. Chemical hair removal refers to the use of chemical ointment to dissolve the roots of the hair and then wipe it off. Laser or photon hair removal mainly uses the principle of selective photothermal action. Laser hair removal and photon hair removal are permanent hair removal.
These methods are applicable to every part of the body, every skin type, time and budget.
The products recommended for different body parts on the market mainly include epilator for facial hair, epilator for upper lip and eyebrow, epilator for men's chest, underarm hair removal machine, etc.
Shaving cuts the hair on the surface of the skin. In fact, shaving does not thicken or darken the hair shaft, and the hair grows faster or slower. It causes hair to grow with a blunt tip instead of a natural tapered tip. Before using the razor, shaving cream, conditioner and body wash can smooth the skin and prevent scratches, cuts and abrasions.
Bleaching is not a method of hair removal. It is mainly used for body parts such as arms, face and neck.
3. Physical hair removal
Physically pulling the hair out of the follicle is a common and inexpensive method of hair removal. The premise of using this method is that the hair cannot be seen until it reaches the surface of the skin. Repeatedly pulling out the hair from the hair follicle will cause enough damage to the hair follicle to stop hair growth.
You can pluck the hair with tweezers or wax it. The former is time-consuming and labor-intensive, while the latter may burn the skin and produce side effects including pain, redness and swelling. Sugar wax hair removal is also a popular way of hair removal. Beeswax hair removal is painful, but the hair removal is clean and the hair grows relatively slowly.
4. Chemical hair removal
Generally, hair removal cream uses chemicals to dissolve the hair. Using depilatory cream to remove hair is quicker and convenient and painless, but it will irritate the skin. The depilatory can perform temporary depilation. New hair will grow soon after temporary hair removal.
5. Permanent hair removal
Permanent hair removal includes freezing point hair removal, electrolysis hair removal, laser hair removal and photon hair removal. The hair on the underarms is usually done 3-5 times. The hair on the legs and arms generally needs to be done about 5-8 times.
Electrolysis involves inserting a fine needle into the hair follicle and applying electric current to the root of the hair follicle. It will burn the hair roots. But this requires multiple treatments to completely destroy a hair follicle. It can cause many side effects including infection, keloid formation, hyperpigmentation and/or hypopigmentation.
At present, the most effective, convenient, safe and permanent way to remove body surface hair is to use modern optical technology. It uses a variety of laser systems and a strong pulsed light source (photon) system for hair removal.
The principle of laser or photon hair removal is to use the selective photothermal action theory of laser or photon. Laser hair removal is currently the most advanced method of hair removal once and for all. Because the laser can penetrate the surface of the skin, the epidermis absorbs very little energy of the laser, so it will not produce pigmentation. The professional instruments used in this type of surgery are mainly IPL laser hair removal machine, laser hair machine, permanent laser hair removal machine and so on.
Permanent hair removal is done once and for all, but its price is also the highest.