The traditional and fast methods to remove hair such as shaving or using depilatory creams last only two or three days and the more durable options such as waxing or thread can leave you with painful and unsightly cystic hairs, and the hair grows back in a couple of weeks.
Also, beauty salons always increase their prices gradually, making these methods of hair removal, more durable, less and less economical.
Therefore, there are more and more men and women who end up using permanent methods of hair reduction and elimination.
To help you decide if permanent hair removal is right for you, we will analyze the different options and see what methods you can use to professionally shave without the need to leave your home.
Laser hair removal at home
Laser hair removal has been growing in popularity since it began to be marketed in the 1990s. You can get permanent hair removal in just 3 sessions, although different hair types and densities will have different requirements.
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- Laser hair removal works by shining a concentrated beam of light in the pore, this light is absorbed by the hair that has a pigment called melanin.
The energy of the light that is absorbed is converted into thermal energy and makes the hair warm.
This heat causes damage to the hair follicle, which can cause the follicle to inhibit hair growth.
Unlike wax and machine hair removal, laser hair removal will not have immediately noticeable results, since it may take a few weeks before the hairs fall out.
However, unlike waxing, which requires a certain length of hair on the surface for successful results, with laser hair removal you can shave between sessions because you don’t need to have superficial hair to work. However, it is recommended to shave before a laser treatment because it prevents hairs from burning on the surface.
Laser hair removal in a beauty salon or dermatological clinic can be expensive, some clinics charge around 1000 euros for 8 sessions to treat smaller areas, such as the armpits. This can take many people back, but an alternative to salons with high prices is to buy a laser hair removal kit for home use.
The Tria Beauty Laser HRL4X, for example, can be purchased at a much cheaper price than treatment at a specialized center. Also, you can use it in the same areas of the body that you would treat in a beauty salon. You can treat multiple areas of your body for much less than you would pay for a single area in a beauty salon.
IPL hair removal at home
IPL is very similar to laser hair removal. It means Intense Pulsed Light and uses the same principle of using light to heat the hairs, causing damage to the follicle to prevent hair growth at the root.
However, instead of using laser light to heat them, it uses a broad spectrum of light that is less focused, that is, less accurate.
n beauty salons, IPL treatments are often cheaper than laser hair removal, this is mainly because this type of hair removal needs several more sessions, therefore, beauty salons adjust their price a little more to attract customers.
An interesting alternative is to buy an IPL hair removal device at home that costs a specialized center much less than a treatment, and you can treat the same areas.
Like laser hair removal, the IPL does not require you to have hairs on the surface, so you can shave between sessions without compromising the effectiveness of hair removal.
Permanent facial hair removal and intimate parts
The English face and area have more sensitive skin. Therefore, we must pay a little more care when shaving these areas.
Both laser hair removal and pulsed light hair removal are suitable for use on the female face below the line of the cheeks but are not suitable for eyebrows since the eyes are very delicate. However, these methods are unfortunately not suitable for the male face, since the hair is too dense.
Waxing is not a permanent solution in hair removal, but it offers immediate results and is a popular option for the English area. However, this area is particularly prone to cystic hairs and folliculitis, which is an infection in the hair follicle.
If you want to wax the English zone, we recommend buying tea tree oil or witch hazel, both have natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps minimize the risk of these side effects.