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Hair removal is a question that undoubtedly excites every woman. It so happened that the standard of female beauty is inextricably linked with the well-groomed and smooth skin. Hair removal with a razor is quite simple, the effect comes instantly, but lasts only for several hours. Epilating creams also give a short-term result. But at the present time, there are many different ways to get rid of hair in undesirable places, the main ones being the following:

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Laser Hair Removal

This method is safe and painless, does not cause side effects. Sometimes, in the hypersensitivity of the skin, there may be a slight hyperemia, which usually occurs during the day. Hair removal with laser hair removal is effective in the area of the armpits, in intimate zones, on the legs, hands, etc., as well as when eliminating ingrown hairs. Laser therapy will not be effective for people with blond hair or with dark skin. When performing the procedure in the eyebrow area, there is a risk of the laser beam falling onto the cornea of the eye, so this laser hair removal in the face area is not recommended. Before the beginning of the procedure, the skin should be clean, slightly moistened, undesirable presence of sunburn. Contraindications to the procedure are various damages to the skin, as there is a risk of getting a burn. To achieve maximum effect, the length of the hairs should be from one to three millimeters. When carrying out laser hair removal hair removal does not happen instantly, as in the process of shaving. It occurs gradually, but is characterized by a long-term effect.

The duration of the course of laser hair removal directly depends on the age characteristics of the patient, on the hormonal level, on the color of the hair, on the location and on the speed of growth. In most cases, three to six sessions are sufficient. The greatest effect is achieved by eliminating dark hair from light skin. After laser hair removal on the skin, you can apply hypoallergenic lotion or cool it with a sachet of ice. In the first three days after the procedure, you can not take a hot bath, do skin peeling, and use perfumed products and sunbathe. Repeated hair removal is recommended in three to four weeks. Between sessions of laser therapy, you can not decolour and pluck your hair, remove it with a depilator or wax, as when destroying the follicle, laser-epilation will not have a positive effect. To get rid of hair during this period is better with the help of a depilatory cream or a razor. After the first session of laser hair removal, the hairline is reduced by approximately fifty-five percent, with a repeated session, by another forty, and finally, after six to seven procedures, this figure reaches ninety-five percent.

Waxing

This hair removal can be done using cold, warm or hot wax. Cold wax softens by hand, then applied to the surface of the skin. Warm wax (at a temperature of forty degrees) is applied to the skin and removed with a cloth tape. Hot wax (at a temperature of fifty-five degrees) is treated with skin and after hardening is removed along with the hair. Wax epilation makes the hairs thin and dulls their growth, suitable for all skin types. Steady effect persists for up to two months. At the same time, it should be noted that this hair removal causes pain, it can provoke skin irritation and ingrown hair. Contraindications to the procedure are the increased sensitivity of the skin, the presence of dermatological diseases, skin lesions, moles, warts, papillomas, varicose veins, diabetes mellitus. Before the procedure, you can not sunbathe and bathe in a sauna or sauna, the skin should be sufficiently cleaned and dried, the length of the hair should be at least four millimeters. A persistent effect is achieved with wax depilation at least once every four weeks. After the end of the session, the skin can be lubricated with a soothing cream, during the day after the procedure it is impossible to sunbathe, it should also avoid getting water on the skin.

Hair removal with electrolysis

Electrolysis is the destruction of a hair bulb with a thin needle under the influence of an electric current. This method is quite safe and effective for any type of skin and hair. With increased sensitivity of the skin, anesthesia can be carried out. In general, the procedure causes a slight discomfort. The method of electrolysis allows you to remove hair on any part of the body, including ingrown hairs. Hair begins to germinate in two to three weeks after electrolysis, after which a repeated session is appointed. Completely eliminate unwanted hair growth in the eyebrow area is possible for two procedures, in the upper lip area - for three to four sessions, on the lower legs and hips - for four to seven sessions. It should be noted that holding one session takes a lot of time - from one to two hours, on the skin for one to two weeks, red points remain due to the impact of the needle.

In order to conduct electro-epilation, the hairs should be at least five millimeters. After such a procedure as hair removal for twenty-four hours, the skin can not be wetted and exposed to direct sun rays, and it is forbidden to visit the solarium, bathhouse, etc. For seven days. In the interval between electrolysis sessions, other methods can not be used.

Photoepilation

This hair removal is based on the use of high-impulse light. Thermal waves contribute to the folding of blood in capillaries that feed the hair follicle, as a result of which the hair follicle is destroyed and the hairs fall away. The method of photoepilation is safe and painless. One of the advantages of photoepilation is that it allows you to process volumetric skin areas for a short period. The day before the photo hair removal from the hair, you need to get rid of it with a razor to prevent the energy of the light flare from dissipating along the entire length of the hair. Also during the week before photoepilation can not sunbathe. Contraindications to the procedure: dermatological diseases, diabetes mellitus, varicose veins, skin cancer, acute infections and inflammations, pregnancy, sunburn, taking medications that increase the sensitivity of the skin to sun or ultraviolet rays.

Enzyme epilation

Before the session begins, hair removal is done with wax. Next, a preparation containing enzymes (papain, trypsin) is applied to the treated surface, and infrared rays are applied to it, causing hair follicles to die. Then the skin is moistened with enzyme milk, which removes hyperemia and slows hair growth. The procedure is recommended to be performed once in thirty days. Contraindications to the enzyme-epilation are varicose, skin diseases, pregnancy, individual intolerance to enzyme-containing drugs.

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Elo-epilation

This method is based on the combination of optical and radio wave energy, which makes it possible to influence the structure of the hair, causing its destruction, resulting in completely stopping hair growth. The procedure has a positive effect for any type of skin and hair structure, does not cause hairs to grow and does not require post-epilation treatment. It should be borne in mind that this method has a lot of contraindications. After elos-epilation, there may appear a burning sensation, hyperemia, folliculitis, which subsequently, as a rule, quickly pass. For one to two weeks before and after sessions, it is forbidden to sunbathe, the procedure is carried out once a month and a half. Between the sessions of elos-hair removal, the growing hair should be removed with a razor or cream, wax and plucking hairs should not be used. Hair removal is always observed after six to eight procedures.

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Hair removal at home

  1. To prepare the mixture take cones of pine nuts (you can also take the shell), which is poured with boiling water (2 tablespoons of fruit or shell of 1 item of boiling water), insist on a couple of fifteen to twenty minutes, then cool and filter. Wet gauze with cotton wool in the broth and intensively wipe the parts of the hands or feet from which you need to remove unwanted hair.
  2. Fifty grams of pounded nettle seeds pour 100 grams of lean oil, filter and lubricate hands and feet for eight weeks.
  3. Seeds of datura are finely grinded, poured with vodka to obtain a uniform condensed mass, insist for twenty days, received unwanted lubricant received unwanted hairs.
  4. 100 grams of juice of milkwort is mixed with 50 grams of aloe juice and quenched lime, insist 2-3 hours, periodically mixing. Then rub in the right areas, leave for 10-15 minutes, then wash off with warm water. After the procedure, the skin is treated with a soothing cream.

It should be borne in mind that home hair removal by alternative means for may be accompanied by allergic skin reactions or a burn.

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