The removal of hair from certain parts of the human anatomy is a weekly if not daily routine for many individuals. This removal can be accomplished by waxing, applying creams, the use of tweezers or shaving. For example many men have a daily morning ritual of shaving their faces. Or, in the case of some women, shaving may include the removal of unwanted hair on the underarm area or on the legs.
Other methods included a permanent removal through the means of electrolysis. In addition, available to individuals, is laser equipment.
When considering what best equipment to utilize, it is important to know what are the reasons for hair removal, whether it will be temporary or permanent and the two different laser options available.
Reasons For Hair Removal
Removal equipment can be utilized for many hair removal reasons. The most common reason for wanting hair removed from certain parts of body is strictly cosmetic. Often people associate underarm hair, leg hair and back hair as unsightly. Therefore, to remove this stigma of unbecoming hair, many individuals choose various methods to remove the unwanted hair.
In addition, laser equipment can remove hair that may be considered as detrimental to the performance of their particular occupation. Examples of this rationale would include those who are involved in bodybuilding competitions as well as swimmers.
Also, there maybe medical conditions that encourage people to seek the use of laser equipment. Such conditions are hypertrichosis or hirsutism. Both of these conditions can be classified as hair growth disorders.
Types Of Hair Removal
There are basically two types of hair removable methods that can be utilized in removing unwanted hair. Those two methods are permanent or temporary removal.
Permanent removal is simply defined as the destruction of hair follicles which prevents the hair from growing back. This permanent removal is generally accomplished through electrolysis.
Temporary removal allows for the hair to grow back following a treatment that temporarily removes that hair. Methods that can be defined as temporary removal procedures are shaving, tweezing, waxing, creams and the use of laser equipment.
Two Types Of Laser Hair Removal Equipment
When considering laser removal equipment there are two processes that can be considered. The first method of the equipment is through the use of a laser. This technique is administered by a qualified technician or physician and utilizes a handheld laser. The laser emits a light which enters the pigmentation of the hair follicle. The emission of the light is for a brief fraction of a second, but is sufficient enough to destroy the hair. This treatment is best used on individuals who have lighter skin and dark hair. This particular treatment falls within a price range of $1,000 to $3,000 depending upon what area of the body the hair is removed from.
The second form of equipment is the Photo Epilation/Pulsed Laser. This piece of equipment utilizes a light beam which pulsates. This pulsation destroys the follicles of the hair in the area where the removal is desired. The benefit of this laser equipment is that it is especially designed to remove hair in sensitive areas. These sensitive areas can include the underarms, bikini area and the face. This particular laser hair removal equipment can be used on individuals regardless of their skin color or the color of their hair. This particular laser hair removal procedure can cost anywhere from $500 to $2,000 or more.