Arm Hair Removal
Arm hair removal is something that many men and women have considered, but finding the right hair removal method can sometimes be difficult. There are many hair removal methods available to consumers today, some are temporary and some are permanent. When it comes to arm hair, genetics can play a large role in the color and thickness; therefore those with embarrassing arm hair often look for ways to remove it. Arm hair removal comes in many different forms, consider each and discover which is right for you.
When it comes to temporary hair removal methods, the two most commonly used are shaving and waxing. Shaving arm hair can be both easy and convenient, but men and women rarely chose this option because of how temporary the results are. Hair grows back in about a day, and those who shave then experience itchy, uncomfortable stubble. Removing arm hair in a pinch can definitely be done by shaving, but those who are looking to experience smooth, hair free skin for a long period of time should consider other alternatives. Those who remove arm hair by waxing are achieving longer lasting results than those who shave, but the results are still temporary. Waxing removes hair from the follicles, as opposed to the skin’s surface, therefore results can last up to four weeks. But for those who are looking to achieve lasting hair reduction should consider more permanent methods.
Permanent arm hair removal comes in two different forms, electrolysis and laser hair removal. Electrolysis is the first and only treatment that can claim to be 100 percent permanent. While treatment results are fantastic, they can take a long time to complete. Electrolysis involves the use of a tool called an epilator; a needle like device that treats each hair follicle individually. The epilator works to deliver an electrical current into the bulb of each hair follicle, that electrical current renders the hair follicle inactive – meaning it will never grow again. Treatments for arm hair removal with electrolysis can take anywhere from about 30 minutes to an hour to complete, and treatments will last anywhere from two to four years.
For those looking for a faster way to reduce visible arm hair permanently, consider laser hair removal. Every day, more individuals are learning that laser treatments are an innovative way to remove unwanted hair, therefore knowing how the procedure works can help you to decide if the treatment will work for you. Laser hair removal is a relatively straightforward process. The laser hand-piece is passed over the area being treated and the laser energy emitted passes through the outer layers of skin and targets the melanin in the hair follicles below. That laser energy then transforms into heat, which cuts off the blood supply to the hair follicle, rendering it inactive.
Laser treatments are precise in that only hair that is actively growing can be effectively treated, and only 15 to 20 percent of our hair is in the growth stage at any given time. This means that patients will need to undergo a series of evenly spaced treatments in order to capture the hair when it is in that growth stage. While this treatment can take time to complete, the length is a fraction of what it would take to complete electrolysis treatments. For those men and women who suffer with embarrassing, unwanted arm hair, laser treatments can drastically reduce the visible appearance, leaving you with smooth, hair free skin that lasts.