Everyone has hair but do you know what it is made of? Essentially, hair is simply dead protein. However, its superficial appearance will largely depend on where the hair is located on your body. The more concealed the hairs are on your anatomy, the more likely they will be finer than those hairs that grow on exposed areas. It should be noted though that simply because the hair is finer on concealed body parts, such as pubic hair, does not mean that it does not have significant volume. This is why hair removal has become popular for both women and men as it helps you keep unwanted hair growth at bay, both publicly and privately. Here are some of the options that you could consider for hair removal.
Laser hair removal
With laser hair removal, the laser light is directed right at the strands of hair. The pigment in the hair absorbs the light and this causes an endothermic reaction in the strand. The heat produced is what destroys the hair strand, as well as adjacent follicular tissues. This subsequent damage to the hair follicle tissues is what makes laser therapy a semi-permanent hair removal option. As once the follicle acquires damage, it will not be able to grow a hair strand for some time. This extends the duration at which you would stay hairless. It should be noted though that over time, the hair follicle regenerates new tissues, which would not have the ability to grow hair. As such, it is recommended to go for several laser hair removal sessions if you would like to go for longer periods without regrowth of the hair.
Typically, laser hair removal is easiest performed on individuals whose skin is lighter than their hair colour as this contrast makes is easier for the lasers to concentrate on the darker strands of hair. Since pigment plays an important role in laser hair removal, individuals with lighter coloured hair strands may require their hair strands to be dyed before treatment. Additionally, individuals who have both dark skin and hair will require lasers with a longer wavelength to avoid damaging their skin in the process.
Electrolysis hair removal
With this type of hair removal, the technician will thread a microscopic wire into your hair follicle and then pass an electric current though the wire. This works to simultaneously destroy both the hair follicle and the strand of hair. Since electrolysis comprises the removal of hair via individual strands, it is not recommended for extensive hair removal. It should also be noted that some individuals might be sensitive to this treatment and develop hyper-pigmentation on their skin from the burning of the hair follicle.