Hair removal, also known as epilation or depilation, is the process of removing thread like covering that grows from the surface of the skin. Hair typically grows all over the body except for the palms of the hands, lips, particular areas of genitals and foot. Normally human beings have visible hair in the following areas: face, head, eyebrows, eyelashes, chest, abdomen, pubic area, legs, armpits and back. Hair is a composed of protein and the appearance of hair is a sign of people’s age and health. Hair protects our body from ultraviolet rays, trauma which insulate the skin against temperature changes. Removing hair is always done for perceived cosmetic or social reasons, but these hair removal methods can injure the skin and generate dark spots on the body.
The processes used to remove hair have different types and regions, those are:
During the 20th century, in many countries women prefer to wear shorter dresses, swimsuits and the significant exposure of parts of the body on which hair is commonly found. Hence they have been interested to remove unwanted hair on their body such as on legs, underarms and elsewhere. Some of the people may also remove their pubic hair for particular reasons. Anyway, some of the women in Western traditions decide not to remove hair from their bodies, either as a preference or as an act of defiance against what they regard to be an oppressive ritual.
Waxing is one of the effective methods to remove unwanted hair on the body temporarily. This method commonly used for eyebrows, upper lip, chin, underarm, back, bikini and full leg.
First clean the area where you like to remove hair and apply hair removal cream, after that cover with special cloth strips. After wax was set, remove the strip then only hair clears from skin. It will not damage the skin. In this procedure you will get pain when removing waxing strip
Hair Removal Cost :
Generally waxing hair removal kits cost is between $20 - $100
Average wax hair removal prices estimated by professional in salons or spas
Nowadays threading is one of the popular hair removal methods in western society. Middle East and South Asia are origin of threading. To remove hair experts swiping quickly using a thin cotton or polyester peace of thread against to the skin at root without taking any along. Eyebrows, facial hair, fine body hair are most effective hair removal threading areas.
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Average threading treatment prices
Laser hair removal is the method of removing unwanted hair by the way of exposure to pulses of laser light that demolish the hair follicle. One of the first available articles relating to laser hair removal, this was authored by the group at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1998. The virtue of laser hair removal is now generally accepted in the dermatology community and laser hair removal is broadly practiced in clinics, and in homes also by using certain devices they planned and priced for customer self-treatment.
This hair removal process is best method to remove unwanted hair if you’re not satisfied with hot waxing, epilation, tweezing and shaving. Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle. The treatment can be done for face, under arms, bikini area, back, arms and legs.
Lasers can selectively target dark, common hairs at the same time leaving the nearby skin safe.
Each pulse of the laser obtains minimum time and at the same time it can treat many hairs. The laser can treat a region around the size of a section every second. Small areas like the upper lip can be treated in less period of time and huge areas like back or legs may take more than an hour.
Below are some possible side effects with laser hair removal treatment.
Average laser hair removal treatment price is $429 as per American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Lip: $ 75.00 (Avg)
Chin: $75.00 (Avg)
Lip & Chin: $125.00 (Avg)
Beard (includes neck): $350.00 (Avg)
Chest: $250.00 (Avg)
Half Back: $250.00 (Avg)
Full Back: $500.00 (Avg)
Underarms: $125.00 (Avg)
Bikini Standard : $150.00 (Avg)
Bikini Ultra: $200.00 (Avg)
Brazillian Female: $350.00 (Avg)
Brazillian - Male: $400.00 (Avg)
Ears: $75.00 (Avg)
Half Arms - female: $300.00 (Avg)
Legs -lower: $400.00 (Avg)
Brows: $75.00 (Avg)
Full Face (excludes neck): $225.00
Plucking hair removal also called as the tweezing, this method is used to remove hairs manually with electronic devices from eyebrows or stray hairs on the face. In plucking hair removal process one or a few hairs are removed at a time from the root levels of the hairs, so that after removing hairs it takes 6 week time to grow the hairs again from removal place.
At Home: Average cost of a quality tweezer is $20 - $40.
Professional: Average cost of a quality tweezer is $10 - $50 and you can get discounts 15% - 20%.
In general the word “depilatory” is used for removing of hairs. In medical the word “depilatories” means removing hairs by using chemical products. In this hair removal process chemical product with the nature of alkaline is kept on the hairs and removed hairs after it becomes jelly-like. This process night takes only 5 - 10 minutes.
The FDA approved permanent hair removal treatment is Electrolysis hair removal, this the only permanent hair removal treatment recognized by the FDA. If you want to remove your hairs permanently and want 100% satisfaction, you should undergo with multiple sessions of the treatment. But this treatment should not remove hairs 100% permanently for all the persons.
Tweezing is a process to remove human hair or animal hair from the body. Generally for humans it is done through titivating purposes with the help of tweezers. Epilator is used for motorized hair plucker.
It may cost from $2.00 to $20.00.
Sugaring is a process of hair removal from the root. It is ancient middle-eastern practice such as natural paste or gel made from ingredients like sugar, water, and lemon juice are used. The natural ingredients are only used in recipes. It is also known as sugar waxing but it is not exact term, because these processes will be similar to waxing.
Epilation is a process for removing hair temporarily in a single plucking action from the roots. Epilator is a device that will remove hair mechanically. This process is similar to waxing but it will not remove hair from the epithelium of the outermost cell layer.
This process is painful to some people because it involves removal of hair from roots. Due to the pain involved when epilation is done first in particular area because of this most of the people prefer professional waxing first, then they will prefer this process to stop regrowth of hair.
Duration: Up to 15 minutes
Cost (Spa Therapist): £15.00 (average)
Cost (Advanced Therapist): £18.00 (average)
Duration: Up to 30 minutes
Price (Spa Therapist): £25.00 (average)
Cost (Advanced Therapist): £30.00 (average)
Abrasive Hair removal is of various types. This is the process for removing dead skin at particular, pumice stones are suited perfectly. These stones are useful for the lining of removal gloves in the process of abrasive hair removal, its takes off fine body hair. Sandpaper is also having the same lining. This is the material that is used often in the preparation of discs, sandblasters and belts.
How Abrasives Work
Rubbing the material on the skin will remove the hair, which creates a friction on the skin’s surface and wears down to the removal of hairs. At starting the Abrasives are mostly used on the hard surface of the skin such as legs and scalp later it moved to using of soft areas such as face.
It costs from $2.00 to $6.00 per mitt.
The Hair removal can also be called as epilation or depilation. It is the process name of hair removal on body and also states the methods and results to achieve.
Generally hair grows on entire body of every human being. If that hair is become more visible during and after growing up in men will be more problematic and it looks so thicker than women body hair visible. Every men and women have hair on some places of body such as eyebrows, eyelashes, armpits, pubic region, arms, head and legs. Even those men’s are having the thicker hair on their face, abdomen, back and chest. In some places of the body hair doesn’t grows such as underside of the hands, lips and certain areas of the genital structure or the underside of the feet.
There are different numbers of reasons and forms of hair removals, including cultural, sexual, medical and religious. In all human cultures these forms of hair removals are learned from since Neolithic Era. The removing of hair in various different times and regions, but shaving is the method regularly used to remove hair.
The average cost of single treatment is $429
Basically Bleaching is not a method to use for hair removal, but to make the hair noticeable by less people. This process is mainly useful for the small areas but it looks dark and therefore noticed the hair like arms, face or neck. Bleaching is a process of applying a chemical in the desired area that which takes off the pigment from the hair.
The average cost of bleach hair cream is $5.72
Hair growth in unwanted areas is a problem faced by both men and women. It is mainly due to hormonal changes during puberty. So to remove this unwanted hair two types can be employed depending upon the requirement and cost. Following are two types of hair removal techniques:
Temporary hair removal methods are many but only some of these are suitable for any type of skin. These temporary methods long last for hours to several months.
There are several temporary hair removal methods from which some of them may be painful and others do not create much pain. Following are some of the temporary hair removal methods:
Generally there are many disadvantages with temporary hair removal methods compared to advantages.
Permanent hair removal method do not mean that the hair will be removed but it will not be grown for very long term of period unless like temporary methods. It gives a positive effect and self-esteem is raised with a long term beauty. In permanent methods generally the cells that are responsible for hair growth will be destroyed permanently. Two most important points in permanent hair removal methods to consider are accuracy of electroligist as well as efficiency of electrolysis method.
Following are few types of permanent hair removal techniques: