Understanding What Permanent Hair Removal for Women Really Is

Hair grows on several parts of our body. However, due to the unique genetic makeup of each individual, the quantity of hair growth varies. By the time a child is born, visible hairs on the arms and legs depict a high possibility that when the child grows, more visible hairs will grow. This can be a nightmare for some women. If you have the genes of increased hair growth, you are susceptible to acquiring facial hair as well.

There are women who complain about having visible hairs on the upper lip during their adolescent years and this is why techniques of hair removal have been established. Other factors that stimulate hair growth are heredity, hormones, and drug side effects.

Aside from this predicament, hair growth also influences aesthetics. Of course women do not want to expose areas of the body that have hair, like the armpits and bikini line. In fact, today’s generation of women have become accustomed to hair removal
treatments for their arms, legs, and bikini line. Not surprisingly, hair removal has become part of the beauty rituals of most women today.

Cost effective hair removal treatment options include shaving, threading and waxing, while the expensive treatments are through laser and electrolysis hair removal. Laser and electrolysis offer more permanent hair removal for women. However, a misconception occurs because of the term “permanent.” You should be aware that the result of each treatment varies from person to person.

There is really no such thing as “permanent” in the sense that hairs will stop growing forever. In both laser and electrolysis hair removal treatments the technology used reduces the succeeding hair growth, size, and lightens the color of hair. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only allows the term “permanent hair removal” for electrolysis treatment because 100 percent of the hair from a specific area is removed and the result applies to all hair color unlike with laser that manifests better results on darker than lighter shades of hair.

For some patients, the reduction of hair growth seems to be permanent. While other patients need to undergo several sessions or treatments before optimal results can happen. Basically, patients return every other week for a session. Again, this depends on the hair growth follicle of individuals because some hairs return after a month and others less often.

Laser and electrolysis hair removal treatments are safe because they are registered and accredited by the FDA. However, to ensure safety and obtain the expected results, only trust licensed laser and electrolysis practitioners who work in a licensed clinic that has FDA-approved laser machines and electrolysis devices.