Hair Removal Products Vs. Laser Hair Removal
Hair removal is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, men and women of every age are constantly looking for hair removal products that get the job done quickly and efficiently. Though the technology for hair removal has advanced dramatically, it is not perfected and the quickest method for hair removal is still laser treatments. That being said however, it is important that you weigh all your options before settling on a laser treatment.
Types of Hair Removal Products
There are a variety of different products that are all used differently but all claim to do the same thing. The first and most common are hair removal creams. These creams claim that the ingredients that are contained within are strong enough to dissolve the hair follicle at the root making it easy to wipe them away after application. The evidence for this claim is a bit shaky as it does work for some people and does not for others. The chemicals that are in these creams are chemicals that attack proteins that are present in the root of the hair follicle. In many cases they crystallize the root so that it is no longer growing from the follicle.
Creams are easy to apply in some aspects but difficult to remove efficiently. You have to keep the cream on your skin for an allotted amount of time but are warned that you should not under any circumstance allow it to stay on your skin longer than recommended which makes removal a bit quick and slap dash as you have to work quickly to avoid burning your skin. On top of that, even the sensitive formulas are hard on sensitive skins which can make these creams out of the question for some users. Also, these creams work best on longer hair and letting your hair grow in the places where you want it removed may not be an option. Generally with this type of removal product you have about two weeks of smooth skin before stubble starts to grow back.
Another type of removal product is wax. This is the most common quick fix removal product. In most cases waxing is the quickest way to insure that you get rid of the hair that is unwanted without harsh chemicals and solvents. Though this is a quick way to remove hair, it is also painful and can cause issues with sensitive skin. Waxing works quite simply, first a heated wax is applied to the skin in the area where hair removal is desired, after it is applied a cloth or other removal agent is laid on top of the wax and a few seconds are allowed for the wax to go tacky. After the wax has reached the desired temperature and texture it is quickly removed to take hairs out of the skin by the root. This process is painful and often times the area will bleed and swell for a day or so.
In most cases nearly every hair removal process is going to be a bit difficult for those with sensitive skin to endure. Waxing lasts for up to three weeks and can be a plausible hair removal solution for just about any user. Waxing is a fantastic quick fix but hair does grow back with this process. This process is a bit less harsh on sensitive skins and as such is generally a better solution than creams or other removal processes.
Laser Hair Removal Products
Another solution is laser hair removal. This is a far more permanent process and though it is a bit more expensive than other solutions, because it is far more permanent is may be the best solution. The laser hair removal process is simple enough to understand. The area that is to be cleared of hair is prepped to prevent burning from the laser, generally this means having a cream or gel applied to protect the skin. After the skin has been prepped a trained professional will pass the laser over the area that is being treated, there may be some minor discomfort during this process.
The laser removal process continues after the laser has been used with the application of a soothing gel or cream to help reduce redness and swelling. In most cases two or three treatments is all that it takes to make an area hair free for life. In some rare cases you may have to have a treatment several years down the road to keep the hairs in that area from growing back. Laser hair removal works quite simply, the laser stunts the growth of the follicle that is already present and seals off the area so that new follicles are unable to grow in that area. This process is a bit painful and can be expensive but it does work far better than other hair removal products.