Permanent hair removal is the process of removing hair from the root so that it will not grow back. Hair grows in cycles, and each cycle has three phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen. The anagen phase is the growing phase. It lasts two to seven years, depending on the part of the body and individual hair strand. The catagen phase is a transitional phase that lasts around two weeks. In this period, the follicle shrinks and rests before releasing the hair shaft from its base. The telogen phase is when the hair falls out naturally. This is called “natural shedding,” which occurs commonly after a new growth of hair begins to grow. It can also be caused by other factors such as hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause
Permanent hair removal is the single most effective method of getting rid of hair, and is also the most expensive. Treatments vary from person to person so you need to do some research before you decide which one is right for you. There are many different types of permanent hair removal treatments available today, including:
Laser treatment: A laser treatment involves a light-based procedure that targets the pigment in your hair. It can be used to remove unwanted body hair or excess facial hair. Laser treatments can be painful and may need multiple sessions to achieve results.
Other methods of removing unwanted body and facial hair include:
Waxing: This involves using heated wax to remove hair from the root, usually by hand. It is not a permanent solution but it does provide long term results that last for weeks or months at a time depending on how quickly your hair grows back.
Threading: This is similar to waxing but uses thread instead of wax. It removes the entire line of hair in one go, which can make it more efficient than waxing but is not as good for removing larger areas of unwanted body or facial hair.
Shaving: Regular shaving works well for relatively short periods of time, but if you have thick or coarse body or facial hair it will take longer to notice any real difference after doing this type of treatment regularly.
Permanent hair removal is done by disrupting these growth cycles using one or more of several modalities:
• Electrolysis — uses fine needles inserted into each follicle to destroy it
• Laser — uses focused light to destroy each follicle
• Cryolipolysis — uses cooling to destroy fat cells under the skin where the hair follicles are located. You can also check SHR Permanent Hair Removal for more information.