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Permanent Hair Removal - Getting Down to the Roots
Tue, 20 Apr 2010

Permanent hair removal is the dream of many people, especially women. The frequent ritual of shaving the armpits and the legs gets tedious after a few years. For those with unwanted facial hair, the problem escalates. With the coming of summer, removing unwanted hair from the bikini line becomes an issue for some. All of this plucking, shaving, and waxing can irritate the skin tremendously. If there were such a thing as a permanent solution that most could afford, they would line up around the block to get it. However, the only treatments close to permanent are laser treatment and electrolysis. Let's look at these solutions.

Laser treatment as a form of permanent hair removal is a popular option. The technician points a fine laser beam towards the hair follicle. The pulse of light damages the follicle while burning away the top layer of hair. When the hair grows back, it should come in finer and a lighter color. The procedure requires multiple successive treatments for long-term results. Many people report the need to return after a few years for follow up treatments to treat new hairs that popped up. Temporary skin irritation is the most common side effect of the treatments.

Electrolysis is the other form of permanent hair removal. This option has been around for many years. It involves inserting a needle into the hair follicle and sending an electric pulse into it. The pulse kills the root in most cases. This means the procedure gets as close to permanent as possible. However, there are a few things to think about. If you hate needles, this is not for you. The pain involved is higher than with laser treatments. If you have a low pain threshold, it is not for you. It often takes multiple sessions to get all the hairs in a single area. The most common side effect is skin irritation and a bit of swelling.

Permanent hair removal is not a true term. These methods help remove or reduce the amount of hair in a given area. However, it doesn't prevent the explosion of additional hairs in the future. Both procedures also cost quite a bit of money since they require multiple sessions over a period. Due to the potential scarring involved, do it yourself treatment is not recommended. Seek out qualified professionals to make sure you get the best results. That investment will prevent unneeded pain and scarring.

Rob Whitley, freelance writer
http://takemyhair.com

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