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Epilazione Definitiva

Permanent epilation is a term that refers to the process that is followed to permanently stop the growth of body hair..

The topic is of particular interest to women, although more and more men are approaching it.

What are the options available today?

 

Hair removal nowadays

Hair is a natural part of our bodies, growing in almost all areas of the skin except for specific spots like the palms of the hands, feet, and other areas. However, for aesthetic reasons, many people want to remove hair, and that’s where hair removal techniques come in.

Unfortunately, no single hair removal technique can remove all hair permanently in one area.

Only the latest laser hair removal technologies provide concrete and long-lasting results.

Laser hair removal therapy

The laser method is certainly one of the most popular hair removal techniques, and it has improved considerably over time. Today, this treatment involves the use of equipment that emits concentrated beams of light to damage hair follicles (via the mechanism of photothermolysis) without affecting the surrounding tissue. Currently, laser hair removal is the most popular technique to replace waxing, which is invasive, inefficient, and requires continuous sessions for satisfactory hair removal. In contrast, laser hair removal is minimally invasive, long-lasting, and relatively cheaper (if we take into consideration a long time frame) than simple waxing.

To achieve significant results, one must undergo several laser hair removal sessions, as damage to the hair follicles only occurs after repeated sessions. During this process, the hair follicle may produce lighter and finer hairs until they disappear.

The level of pain experienced during the sessions is relative to an individual’s sensitivity and the treated area. It can often be attributed to mild discomfort. With laser hair removal treatment, it is possible to remove hair completely in less sensitive areas such as legs and forearms, as well as in very delicate areas such as armpits, face, and pubic area.

Depending on the areas to be treated and the “density” present, the duration of treatment can vary. On a general level it is around 30-60 minutes.

 

Alternative techniques to laser

Electrolysis

The electrolysis technique consists of removing hair by conveying small electrical discharges. The method is based on the use of a specific probe that, close to the skin, acts with micro-pulses of current on the hairs.

This leads to immediate destruction of the follicles, with a success rate sometimes higher than that of the laser.

Compared to the previous solution, however, permanent hair removal via electrolysis has side effects. Among the main ones are the possible appearance of inflammation, swelling and redness, precisely why, on balance, epilation via laser is definitely the best choice.

Epilation and hair removal creams

There are some alternatives to laser and electrolysis methods. One example represents the “Vaniqa” depilatory cream. This is a product to be applied twice a day for a month that works by inhibition of enzymes that stimulate hair growth. According to some studies, this treatment lasts more than two months. However, this type of treatment must be performed systematically to keep the skin smooth and velvety.

Chemical hair removal

It involves applying a gel to the skin containing substances that act directly on the proteins that make up hair, namely keratin. By weakening keratin, hair falls out easily. The treatment is inexpensive and fast, with results lasting for approximately 2 weeks (sometimes less to the touch). After this period, another treatment is necessary.

Waxing

Waxing is a method of directly removing hair by pulling it out from the root. It is not recommended for areas where burns, moles or varicose veins are present. Side effects of this treatment include skin irritation and the appearance of rashes. Waxing is increasingly being replaced by permanent laser hair removal.