Waxing is an annoying task and with so many options to choose from, the task becomes even more difficult. This article sheds light on the latest 3 hair removal methods and discusses their pros and cons in detail, so you can make an informed decision.
Laser hair removal – Pros and cons
Laser hair removal or laser hair removal involves the use of a laser beam to remove unwanted hair from a person’s body. It is considered to be one of the most effective ways for permanent hair removal. You should be aware of the various advantages and disadvantages of laser hair removal:
– Laser hair removal is long lasting. Causes a permanent reduction in hair growth.
– The hair that grows back is lighter in color and has a finer texture
If performed by professional experts, this procedure is very safe.
It is generally used on larger areas of the body that have more hair, such as the chest, back, arms, or legs.
– The correct type of laser hair removal ensures that your skin remains silky smooth for a long period of time
– Many times, people use laser hair removal for the correction of a single eyebrow.
– There is no clinical evidence available that proves without a doubt that the laser offers permanent removal.
– Experts believe that the safety profile of laser hair removal is exaggerated.
– The procedure is not effective on red, gray or blond hair.
People who have a darker skin tone should be especially careful.
People who have undergone laser hair removal have suffered from skin discoloration, abrasions, and even burns.
– This procedure is one of the most expensive procedures that exist.
There are people who choose photoepilation for hair removal. It is a non-invasive, needle-free treatment that has a good safety profile, if performed by professionals. Controlled flashes of light are used to destroy the hair follicle. Complete destruction of the hair follicle means that it does not give rise to new hair. In photoepilation, an intense beam of light is focused on the hair follicle, through a device. The hair follicle absorbs this intense beam of light and it is the intense heat that destroys the follicle. The process is such that the nearby tissues are not affected in any way, shape or form.
Both laser and photoepilation use light to destroy a hair follicle, but the difference lies in the fact that lasers use a specific length when it comes to light waves to remove body hair. On the other hand, the photoepilation method uses a range of light waves to do its job.
Side Effects – Laser and Photo Hair Removal
Before choosing laser hair removal or photoepilation to remove hair, it is important that you know their side effects:
– You can suffer from skin diseases
– Varicose veins can be one of the side effects of these treatment procedures.
– Severe hypertension or ischemic heart disease
– Acute forms of herpes or various infections are also some of the side effects that you can suffer as a result of laser or photoepilation.
A convenient and safe alternative to laser hair removal or photoepilation is bioepilation. Biological hair removal is commonly known as waxing. It removes hair temporarily, but it is very effective and there are no major side effects associated with this procedure. Even the finest or thickest hair can be removed using bioepilation. These are the type of hair that even a laser might find difficult to remove. The only downside to this method is that it can be quite painful at times. In a very limited number of cases, waxing can also cause hair growth.