Hair can grow in different places on the body for different people. Depending on the person, some of this hair may be unwanted. Common locations on the body that people wish to remove hair include the legs, underarms, face and back.
Unwanted hair can easily be removed using a do-it-yourself method, however, this can be tedious, messy, and painful. It can also become inconsistent if you are performing the treatment yourself. Experienced dermatologists perform hair removal treatments on a regular basis depending on the area of hair you want to be removed and how permanent you want the treatment to be.
Laser Treatments: The process of removing hair with a laser targets the root of the hair follicle to permanently stop it from growing hair.. The follicle is overloaded with light from the laser and the heat causes it to die, meaning that hair cannot grow there anymore. Small areas on the face can be treated in as little as five minutes.
Electrolysis: Similar to laser treatment, electrolysis administers an electric current to the follicles. After a few treatments, the follicle may produce finer, less noticeable hair. Eventually, the follicle will be destroyed and no more hair will be produced.
Waxing/Tinting: Waxing is a treatment used for removing unwanted hair from the body. Wax is spread over the desired area of the body and when it is removed, the hair goes with it. Tinting is a procedure for darkening hair, typically the hair of the eyebrows or eyelashes. During the tinting procedure, a small applicator, such as a q-tip, is used to apply the dye. Tinting will leave your lashes and eyebrows darker for up to several weeks.