The end of a year or the start of a new one is usually the time when people re-evaluate a lot of things in their life. They tend to make resolutions. They would want to make their life better or do things in a different way. Taking smarter decisions that make your life easier and more efficient usually top the list. One of these decisions can be about hair removal. When it comes to hair removal there are a lot of options available to them. Methods like shaving or waxing are most common since they are easily available and it doesn’t require any skill or expertise to use these. The problem is that these solutions are only effective in the short run
Temporary hair removal
Shaving is basically cutting the hair at the surface of the skin so the part that protrudes cannot be seen. The part of the hair that remains starts growing out almost immediately. It also does not give a good finish as the shaved area might feel a bit rough. Methods, like waxing or using a hair removal cream, may prove to be better options. These methods along with slightly more advanced methods like plucking or threading pull the hair out along with the root. This can be a painful experience. The hair takes time to grow back. It may take a few weeks but the hair will grow back and the process will need to be repeated.
Permanent hair removal
There are newer methods that offer long term solutions when it comes to removing unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is the most popular method among them. Electrolysis is also considered to be an effective method but it is a time consuming and expensive process. The laser is not as expensive as electrolysis but it will cost much more than the older methods like shaving and waxing. The real difference lies in the fact that laser is a long term solution.
It works by focusing light on hair follicles. The melanin in the hair absorbs heat and gets damaged. In the following week, the hair will fall out. They will either not grow back or the ones that grow back will be much thinner and barely noticeable. In the long term, the laser will prove to be the cheaper method as it is a one-time process that is spread across a few weeks. This is important because each hair will be at a different stage of its growth cycle at any given point of time. So to make sure that all hairs are targeted the sessions are spread out across a few weeks.
The laser is a safe and relatively painless method of removing unwanted hair. The reported pain during the process has been compared to tiny pinpricks. It is done using advanced devices. Hence it requires qualified professionals to operate it. An expert or a doctor would ideally sit with each user and take them through the best practices they should follow before, during, and after the process.