Permanent Hair Removal Is It Right For You?
It's an endless cycle - you shave, you wax, you pluck. The hair grows back and you shave, you wax and you pluck again. And again. With today's busy life styles, who has time to repeat the process as often as it's needed? Most people will tell you that they'd be willing to undergo some pretty intense treatments to stop or at least slow the process. That's the reason behind the latest in hair removal technology.
Laser hair removal is arguably one of the most radical treatments to stop or slow the growth of hair. It can be performed on almost any part of the body, is relatively safe and widely available. There are some disadvantages, with the major being the cost of the procedure. Actual prices will vary depending on the amount of hair to be removed and who you choose to do the procedure. You should remember that this is a serious step and there is potential for damage to the skin so be sure to choose a reputable source for your laser hair removal.
If you decide that laser surgery is a viable option for you, check into the potential for a free consultation. Ask questions including how long the hair growth will be stopped (some don't guarantee permanent hair removal but do promise for a specific period of time).
There are literally thousands of hair removal products on the market, many touting their ability to permanently remove hair. Be sure to know about any procedures before you sign up. Ask what kind of training the person performing the procedure has had and check into testimonials from clients. In the case of a product that offers permanent hair removal, take time to read instructions, ingredients and potential hazards. If you're hoping to remove the hair from your face and a particular product sounds appealing, be sure that it's safe for use on the face.
Depending on the individual, permanent hair removal could be worth the cost and effort of one of the many permanent hair removal processes. Before you take that step, be sure that you are one of them.
At present only two medications have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of hair loss, namely finasteride (Propecia) and minoxidil (Rogaine). While both of these continue to prove their worth to many patients, some individuals are disappointed with their results and seek other forms of treatment.