Permanent Body Hair Removal

For some of us, hair removal is a daily inconvenience that we would rather do without. Find the best permanent hair removal methods for you.

For some people, hair can be a natural and beautiful thing, but for others, especially women, we do not want hair growing in certain areas of our body. Shaving our legs and armpits is often a daily chore that takes up our time and effort. Shaving can also cause painful razor burn and cuts that may leave permanent scars on our skin. Unwanted body hair on a woman's face can not only be an inconvenience, it is extremely embarrassing. To avoid embarrassment and the inconvenience of unwanted body hair, some people seek out a treatment that would permanently remove the hair from particular areas of the body that is the least painful, least expensive and the most safe.

Unfortunately, permanent hair removal is not always permanent. Hair dye can be called permanent, but that doesn't mean it lasts forever. Permanent hair removal is the same way. It could last several years, or even months to be considered permanent. The hair removal procedures that last at least a few years can be narrowed down to electrolysis and laser hair removal. Let's take a look at the best permanent body hair removal methods.


Electrolysis removes unwanted hair by inserting an especially fine needle into individual hair follicles and sending an electrical pulse that halts the hair growth. The hair is then simply removed with forceps.

You will need to have this treatment over a certain period of time in order for it to become permanent. Every person is different, and some need to have weekly treatments while others may need them biweekly. The total amount of treatments will vary from person to person.

This method usually does not cause any pain at all. In some cases, a topical anesthetic may be used if necessary.

Electrolysis is a safe method, and has no permanent side effects. Some may experience temporary redness during and after treatment.

Laser Hair Removal:

Instead of sending electrical impulses like with Electrolysis, laser hair removal uses a laser to disable the growth of hair. This can also treat a bunch of hairs at the same time, rather than just one at a time. Some people find that it causes less discomfort than Electrolysis, however it may be more expensive. There may be a higher risk for using laser hair removal rather than Electrolysis. Surrounding skin may become burned, experience lesions and/or skin discoloration that could last a few months. With appropriate professional consultations, the risks can be reduced.

This method uses a laser to send beams of light into portions of the skin, which targets the hair within the skin. When properly performed, laser hair removal can become permanent. This method may be better for large areas, such as legs or backs because it targets more than one hair at a time. If hair does come back, it usually returns thinner and lighter. Light skinned consumers with dark hair seem to have the best outcomes. However, it may not be as effective on those with gray, blonde or red colored hair.

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