As ladies, we’ll try almost anything to get rid of unwanted body hair. Whether you shave, tweeze or wax, those hairs will come back eventually. But, is it possible to remove unwanted hair forever? Permanent hair removal methods refer to those designed to remove hair from the root or dissolve hair completely. Some methods are truly permanent, while most prevent hairs from growing back for a long, long time. Whether you want to remove bikini hair or get rid of your lady ‘stache, this guide discusses how to remove hair permanently and the hair removal products available. Ready? Let’s go!
IPL (intense pulsed light)
IPL treatments use broad-spectrum light to target hair follicles to reduce growth. You can have this done by a professional at a salon or do it yourself at home. The Venus® Silk-expert IPL is a handheld device you can use all by yourself. It uses a smart technology called SensoAdaptTM, which has a sensor that detects your skin tone with each flash for the safest, most effective treatment. It’s easy and fast – and the best part is you don’t have to mess with appointments or professionals. And, it removes hair practically forever! IPL is best for those with dark hair and light skin and isn’t recommended for those with light or blonde hair.
Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal and IPL are pretty similar, but the biggest difference is that laser hair removal uses a single wavelength to target hair follicles with increased precision. You can have this done by a professional or do it at home on your own. It’s highly effective and easy, but lasers come with their own risks. Since they are more focused and targeted, they can cause burning and irritation if used improperly.
This method is a truly permanent way to remove hair and can be done on practically any part of your face or body. Hairs are removed with heat energy or chemicals with a special machine, and then the hair follicle is removed with tiny tweezers. However, this option comes with a hefty price tag and requires the help of a skilled professional to administer the treatment. It usually takes a few treatments before all of the hair is completely gone, but then it is gone forever. Everyone is different, so the amount of treatments needed will vary depending on your hair heredity.
You can buy many hair-removal products over the counter at your local pharmacy or get a prescription-level cream from your physician. These creams use special chemicals to dissolve the hairs quickly and easily, but tend to be messy and smelly. If used incorrectly, they can potentially irritate your skin, so be careful and read all of the instructions before use. Depending on the person, this method will keep hair away (or slow its growth) for several weeks.
Now you know how to remove hair permanently. There are a lot of options from which to choose! When choosing a hair-removal method, remember, it’s your hair and your body, so do whatever makes you feel your best! If you need help finding the best option for you, try reading our more general guide to hair removal, here. For more info about permanent hair removal, check out our video below!