Plucking and waxing are common temporary hair removal techniques. Plucking involves removing hairs one by one with a tweezing tool.
This method is often used to trim eyebrows and other small areas of the body, but it can cause scarring and in-grown hairs Waxing involves placing hot wax on the skin, covering it with paper strips and then ripping off the strips to remove the hair. Waxing is often used to remove hair from the face, legs and bikini line, but it can cause skin infections if performed incorrectly Remember, both techniques are temporary because they don’t affect the hair follicle. Hair will grow back where you pluck or wax — and it may grow back even faster .
Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal system available; this is what sets it apart from all other procedures. A number of other benefits may also make electrolysis the ideal choice for you.
First, electrolysis is a fairly natural procedure. While other methods like creams may use chemicals, electrolysis works with the natural saline and water deep in the skin to destroy the hair follicle. In addition, laser hair removal can burn the skin, causing irritation, scarring and pain. There’s no risk of burning with electrolysis, as light isn’t used in the process.
You should not choose electrolysis if you have a pacemaker, as a direct current could heat up the pacemaker’s metal plates . Electrolysis is also not recommended for people with rosacea.
Finally, if you’re of African descent, your hair shafts are likely curved, which can make it tough to shave, wax or pluck. Removal of hair of this type often leads to ingrown hairs and further problems.
With electrolysis, both the hair and the hair follicle are permanently destroyed. You don’t have to worry about the directional growth of your hair — electrolysis will destroy its root regardless of the direction of the hair growth .