Today a huge range of depilatory methods It is available in the market. Therefore, doubts arise when one has to be chosen, as there are different types of skin, each reacting in its own way.
However, keeping the skin smooth, soft and unmarked by unwanted hair is the will and constant struggle of most women, so know what are the main methods available and, before opting, read about the pros and cons of each one:
Temporary Hair Removal Methods
The hair removal methods are not miraculous and have advantages and disadvantages. Some harm the skin less, but the hairs grow back within a maximum of three days. Others, however, are more painful but longer lasting, but tend to facilitate the appearance of ingrown hairs.
In general, all depilatory processes favor folliculitis, an inflammatory process that provides red dots on the skin. However, it is best to vary the removal alternatives, taking into account the choice of a good professional, handling and hygiene, and then find out which process your skin type best suits.
Blade: Shavers reduce the chance of ingrown hairs because they stay with the root. But many sensitive-skinned women complain about the irritable, reddish, and uncomfortable result the process can cause. The blade, however, does not cause the wires to thicken, but is not suitable for the fluff area and sensitive locations such as the groin and armpits, for example. The technique, besides being inexpensive, is practical and not aggressive to the skin. However, the hair grows back within three days.
Depilatory Creams: Like the effect of the blades, they do not eliminate the root of the hair. The thioglycolate of the formula, a chemical used in hair straightening, breaks the strand structure, leaving the skin surface smooth, thus inhibiting the speed of hair growth within five days of use. However, they can cause allergic reactions. Therefore, it is recommended that a sensitivity test be performed on a small area of the skin prior to full application of the product. Then follow the instructions on the package exactly.
Waxes: The procedure is painful and longer. In return, the hairs grow back about fifteen days after the depilatory process. Always pay attention to the fact that the material used must be disposable. To opt for the method, it is indicated that the hairs are 0.5 cm long or longer so that they are easily removed. However, the appearance of ingrown hairs is due to its weakening, or carelessness by pulling it. To help, use body scrubs at least once a week to remove dead skin cells. Currently, products are available that have in their formula active herbal remedies that soothe sensitive skin, such as chamomile, aloe vera and seaweed. Therefore, the most commonly used methods are hot wax and cold wax:
- Hot wax: THE hot waxing It is the oldest of the depilatory techniques, and is the most widely used among women. This is because heat tends to dilate the pores, facilitating the removal of the hair and consequently reducing the pain. However, the process can stimulate the darkening of the skin, especially the groin and armpit of dark or black women.
- Cold Wax: The process is painful, but it reduces the chances of ingrown hairs. Cold wax, however, is indicated for larger areas of the body such as the arms, chest and legs. Therefore, this type of hair removal provides lasting results, besides being practical and hygienic. However, it is one of the most aggressive methods, which can cause skin dryness, in addition to the appearance of the dreaded "vasinhos".
Hair Removal: Also known as Egyptian, Iraqi, Chinese and hair removal, it removes hair at the root without damaging the structure of the skin. However, the method has a durability of 15 to 30 days, but, besides being costly and time consuming, it requires an extremely skilled professional in the technique to obtain good results.
Electronic devices: Indicated for the region of the legs, allows the removal of hair from the root, because, thanks to a bearing in the head, the wires are torn without the protective layers of the skin are affected. The process is practical and cheap, but it is painful and can cause ingrown hairs. The option can last up to 25 days, so avoid using thicker strands such as those in the groin or in sensitive regions such as the fluff.And don't wait until the hair grows too much, because the shorter the pain and the risk of the hair breaking. However, as not all models have washable heads, the hygiene and durability of the appliance end up being impaired. Thus, dermatologists recommend that the electronic device be for personal use.
Definitive Hair Removal Methods
Laser waxing: It is a definitive depilatory method indicated for all body regions, performed in specialized clinics, in sessions, where the hair is gradually removed. Therefore, a specific type of laser is indicated for each type of hair and skin, and the results are easily noticed on the first application. If first-class appliances are used, the method becomes virtually painless and has no incidence of ingrown hairs. However, the technique is costly and contraindicated for pregnant women and people with skin lesions or a history of injuries and illnesses. These should consult a doctor before opting for the procedure.
Pulsed light: The laser and pulsed light differ in wavelength, being the pulsed light softer, causing the follicle to be reduced gradually. However, the Photoderm It uses pulsed light and concentrates on the dark pigment (melanin) in the skin, sending energy to the follicle, thereby slowing down or destroying its ability to produce hair. Therefore, hair that is not eliminated with application grows thin and light.
Procedures performed with pulsed light, like the laser, are indicated for women with light skin and dark hair. O Ruby Laser (Epilaser), in turn, obeys the same rules: light skin and dark, and has good effectiveness. However, they can cause the appearance of light spots on people with dark or black skin. Already the Light Laser, has a mechanism that protects the skin and prevents the appearance of blemishes. Currently, the QuantumAlso suitable for black skin, provided the hair is dark.
ED 5000: Device that facilitates the penetration of hair growth inhibiting products, contraindicated for people with dark or black skin. Using the method, the initial waxing is done with a wax of your choice and then an inhibiting gel is applied to the region to be shaved with the aid of a probe. After four or five sessions, the hairs begin to thin out, and then they are no longer born.
Epilgreen: Facilitating the penetration of hair growth inhibiting products, a gel based on extracts and essential oils of the plant is initially applied to the area to be shaved. In sequence, an electrically conductive electrode causes the gel to penetrate to the root of the hair, gradually eliminating it. Finally, the area is shaved with a vegetable wax.
Needle Electrolysis: Also called electrocoagulation method. In this process, a needle is introduced into the pore where the hair is born, discharging an electrical charge at the root to burn it, causing death? from the fur. However, it is a painful method and suitable for small regions, with the risk of the appearance of scars or dark spots on the skin.
Clamp Electrolysis: The technique is indicated for regions of thinner hair, such as the face or breasts. In this process, an electric current travels through the hair to reach the root, destroying it.
As can be seen, the processes mentioned as definitive hair removal methods, are costly and as sessions are usually held from month to month, applications can be up to two years. For satisfactory results, it is indicated the search for specialized places and good professionals, choosing the best method, according to the analysis of the structure of the hair and its skin type.
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