All You Need To Know About Permanent Hair Removal

Hair Removal

There are many procedures and products available that promise the consumer permanent hair removal. Unfortunately, few of them can actually make good on that promise. Most of these methods can offer great temporary hair elimination, but it’s not worth it to risk your money on something you can’t trust to deliver the results you’re looking for.

Methods that is definitely NOT Permanent Hair Removal Solutions

All of the conventional forms of hair removal fail to get to the root of the problem. These temporary and ineffective techniques include:

  • Shaving- only trims hair at the surface
  • Waxing- pulls hair out at the root, but does not affect the follicle. Also runs the risk of infection
  • Sugaring- similar to waxing, but a sticky paste is used instead
  • Threading- hair is pulled out using thread. Can result in folliculitis, an infection of the hair follicles
  • Tweezing- pinching hairs out manually with tweezers. Can be painful and may result in ingrown hairs
  • Creams and powders- requires the user to reapply every two days or so

The problem with all of these methods is that they require compulsory action on your part. They just deal with the problem on the surface. Hair growth doesn’t start with the actual hair. The result is that hair can grow back in a short period of time, ranging from several hours to several days or weeks.

Sometimes the hair that re-grows after using one of the above-mentioned methods can appear darker or thicker, which makes the issue even more apparent on a cosmetic level. The point of removing hair is not to make the problem more severe; so, it seems natural that more efficient methods would appear over time to ensure that the problem is dealt with properly. And so, they have.

Semi- Permanent Hair Removal Techniques

Some hair removal methods that pose as permanent solutions are actually just as temporary as the procedures listed above. Steer clear of these:

Microwave permanent hair removal- utilizes microwave radiation. Targets all hair colours, but does not distinguish between skin and hair, making it dangerous. (Note; the devices were cleared by the FDA in 1999, but with the specific instructions that they were not to be used on the face!)

Electric tweezers permanent hair removal: uses tweezers that funnel electric current, supposedly frying the root of the hair. There is no published study that proves the effects are any different from normal tweezing.

Photoepilator permanent hair removal- concentrated light targets each hair before tweezing. Tends to be expensive and ineffective.

X-ray permanent hair removal- has proven effective, but has also proven deadly! This practice has been banned in the US

Permanent Hair Removal Methods That Work

There are few methods that have been proven to act as permanent hair removal solutions. The one with the best reputation and highest percentage of documented success for permanent hair removal is electrolysis.

Electrolysis permanent hair removal: a thin metal needle is inserted into the hair follicle, (but does not puncture the skin) and electricity destroys the area that produces hair. The procedure has been used for over a century with consistent success.

The downside of electrolysis is that it often proves expensive, painful and tedious. It also has a history of being performed incorrectly, which can result in hair returning, even after multiple treatments. Make sure the doctor performing the procedure has been certified by the board of Dermatology or a similar field for the best results.

Laser Hair Removal- can offer permanent hair removal for most people. The procedure tends to be cheaper than electrolysis, and less return sessions are required for treatment to be effective.

One huge upside to laser hair removal is that it can target ingrown hairs, which most other procedures cannot. Also, the sessions tend to last for shorter periods of time then other procedures, so less of your time is wasted. You also want to make sure the hair is zapped away permanently to avoid regrowth.

The Best Permanent Hair Removal Method

Which procedure will work best for removing your unwanted hair? That depends. The experts at says that depends on your specific hair and skin type, laser hair removal or a combination of electrolysis and laser treatment might best work for you. Fill out the contact form below and one of our medical representatives will contact you about setting up your free evaluation.

Don’t spend another day, another second living with unwanted hair. Never shave or wax again. Take the first steps toward the smooth, stubble free skin you’ve always wanted right now.

Ellen Hollington

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