Unwanted hair growth is caused by several factors including heredity, drugs, and hormonal levels. When hair grows in some unwanted places of the body, the common fix we do is shave those strands. While shaving sounds pretty easy and practical, doing it wrong can cause irritation. A razor burn is not dangerous at all but may be unsightly.
As an alternative to shaving, some count on sugaring and waxing. Similarly, these techniques are easy but can cause pain and only good for a few weeks. If you want to remove hair permanently without the negative side effects, better try these treatments.
- Laser hair removal. It works by converting laser light to heat which then passes through the skin and damages hair follicle. This way, the hair will stop growing. A laser session can be done in as fast as one minute for small areas like the upper lip. If you want to get rid of deep, thick hairs, laser hair removal is the way to go. This is also ideal for all skin types. However, take note that this cannot be done right after a tan since any laser procedure requires avoiding sun exposure before and after the session. In most cases, it’s a must to avoid the sun at least one month before your laser hair removal treatment.
- Electrolysis. The procedure destroys the cells that cause hair growth using very fine needles and is one of the most recommended permanent hair removal methods in Malaysia due to its overall results. Some consider it as the most effective treatment to get rid of unwanted hair. Despite that, it requires 30 sessions so naturally, costs pricier than any other treatment. Each session only lasts half an hour and uses no harsh chemicals so it is generally safe. Electrolysis is ideal for removing unwanted hair on the upper lip and bikini line.
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal. This treatment costs less than other hair removal procedures. Unlike laser that uses a single wavelength of light, IPL creates a wide spectrum of light wavelengths. This means that some wavelengths do not effectively remove hair. It is actually semi-permanent but if you want to get rid of that hair right away and you are on a tight budget, this one is a practical alternative to waxing and sugaring. You can even buy your own IPL device and DIY from home.
Ready to go hairless? Before scheduling a permanent hair removal session, it would help to do your homework and research for the best clinic nearby. You will be required to visit for a series of treatment more than once so it’s only advisable to look for clinics that are within reach. Check for the updated price list of their services. If you want to save money on these treatments, you may want to check if the clinic offers deals and discounts. Read reviews about those skin care clinics. Do they use FDA approved equipment? Know the dos and don’ts before each session. The amount you pay will depend on the largeness of the area, its location, and the number of treatment needed to achieve the desired result.