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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
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
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 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.