Skincare

Laser Hair Removal

Nowadays every other person gets conscious at some point in his/her life of the unwanted hair, whether on visible parts of body or intimate parts. Good news is, contemporary medicine has a large choice of methods and techniques for us to offer, if we wish to remove that terrible hair of ours. Here we are going to talk about Electrical Depilation, Electrolysis, Laser Hair Removal, Photoepilaion / Photo-Epilation.

Before we start to unveil the secrets of electrical depilation / epilation we would like to state the difference between depilation and epilation, as some people might get confused and start asking: well what’s the difference between those two words, they kind of sound the same? So, then: depilation is hair removal without influence on a hair follicle, although there is some influence made on the reproductive system of a hair; epilation is hair removal destroying the hair follicle.





As we’ve mentioned before, there is a number of depilatory techniques circulating about, from shaving, waxing, sugaring to electric depilation, laser treatment, etc. An additional popular method is using some chemical depilatory creams and gels that dissolve the hair, which results to be very impressive, but effects of depilatory creams don’t last that long at all, because it gets through to the hair above the skin, without penetrating into the hair follicle. On the contrary, epilation means taking the hair away right under the skin. So, when you decide that you want your hair removed for a long period - have a consultation with professional hair removal specialists, performing Electrical Depilation, Electrolysis, Laser Epilation / Laser Hair Removal, Photoepilaion. The specialist will advise you which hair removal method is more suitable for you.



Electrolysis

The specialists say that Electrolysis is the most effective method of permanent hair removal possible. This technique was created more than 125 years ago.

Dr. Charles E. Michel, a St. Louis, Missouri ophthalmologist (eye doctor) reported the results of his use of electrolysis in trichiasis (ingrown eyelashes) to first treat ingrown hairs). Since then the technology of it has developed tremendously and today it is used for a variety of skin and hair types, to help us to achieve that smooth and silky skin look that lasts longer.

Types of Electrolysis

As a rule, Electrolysis involves a needle fine or metal probe that is inserted into person’s hair follicles in order to supply electrical current to the surrounding tissue. The electricity damages the tissue, holding up further hair growth and permanently removing the hair.

There are three main types of Electrolysis - Electric Epilation Treatments: Thermolysis, Galvanic and Blend.

• Thermolysis involves generating a mild heat through the electrical current to cause damage to follicle cells. The advantages of Thermolysis include: the quickness of the procedure, the steady effect it has on hair follicles, and the ability to treat sensitive areas like bikini line, and the face, for instance. If the treatment, however, is not performed correctly, there is a risk of little seam marks left buy burns. Modern variations of Thermolysis (Flash and Blend) are less painful and more effective, however they are more expensive.

• Galvanic treatment requires a mild electro-chemical current, which produces a tiny amount of lye in the follicle, which destroys the neighboring cells.

• Blend techniques include both Thermolysis and Galvanic treatments for double effect.

The choice of which specific treatment is more suitable to you, should be made by the trained professional hair removal specialist, who administers those kind of treatments and is licensed / certified to carry out these sorts of hair removal techniques. Many hair removal specialists prefer a particular method, or the choice might depend on a person’s specific needs.

Electrolysis is beneficial for a wide range of people with different hair and skin types. Unlike laser hair removal, even people with gray, very light blonde, or red hair can have an electric treatment to remove unwanted hair. It is safe to use on a variety of hair types.

Possible Electrolysis Complications

In most cases Electric Epilation causes permanent hair removal, although around ten percent of people happen to experience some degree of hair re-growth. However, Electric Epilation is still considered to be the most guaranteed method of permanent hair removal available for cosmetic applications.

There are some other possible complications that may fall as a result of undergoing these electric treatments, like:

• pain during and after treatment (use of topical anesthetics can soothe the pain and irritation)

• excessive irritation or skin damage including rashes or scarring

• possible spread of infections

As the figures show, these complications are rare, but one has to be aware of the possible risks before committing himself/herself to this treatment.

Electrolysis is not cheap, in fact, it may cost up to twice of the price of laser treatments. One has to bear in mind that, sessions of this treatment can last for long (depending on the size of the area to be treated, sessions can last up to an hour or more), and it may take several treatments to remove hair thoroughly.

The number of sessions and their length depends on the type, thickness and amount of hair to be removed. Deep, rough hair (on legs, back, etc.) may require numerous sessions and could take months to remove completely. Small, fine hairs (above woman's upper lip, for example) may be finished in less than an hour (usually involving 3-4 brief treatments). Usually Electric Hair Removal requires multiple treatments, as individual hairs grow in different cycles, and every hair is literally impossible to remove in one single session.

If you want to remove your hair yourself, you just need to get hold of special professional device - electric depilating device. Read the instructions and use it accordingly. But be prepared, that the results are not going to be as good as when it is performed by the specialist.

Laser Hair Removal ( Laser Epilation )

Laser hair removal means utilization of a laser beam to eliminate the hair follicle. The hair bulb comprises of the cells with pigment which absorbs light and as a result - collapses. Thanks to a local, brief (milliseconds) impact and fast cooling, Laser hair removal is painless. The benefit of this type of hair removal treatment is that it can be used on sensitive areas, like bikini line, auxiliary areas, and on the face. Apart from that, Laser hair removal ’s other advantageous points include high level of hair removal (kill ratio) and high percentage of permanently removed hair. The number of laser beam pulses that are necessary to effectively remove hair is subject to the hair type, and the quotation for the procedure will depend on quantity of the hair and its structure: soft hair is less expensive than the wiry, dark hair.

When thinking about committing to Laser hair removal, one has to be aware of the high cost of the procedure and the restrictions on light skin and light hair.

Photoepilation

Photoepilation destroys the hair follicle (hair) using controlled flashes of light. The hair absorbs the light, projected by the device and the intense heat destroys it. This heating is painless. The principle of follicle elimination is the same as Laser hair removal but with a minor difference: it is carried out on a larger area. Very often, Laser hair removal is assossiated with Photoepilation.

Benefits of Photoepilation:

It is painlessness and can be used on sensitive areas, like bikini zones, auxiliary areas, and on the face. Photoepilation can be somewhat cheaper than Laser hair removal, however, in some cases, it could sum up to the same cost as previously mentioned Laser hair removal.