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Permanent Hair Removal

Most people believe that permanent means lasting forever, which, unfortunately, is not always the case. It is only used in advertising as an advertising gimmick. For example, a permanent wave in your hair is not actually permanent, just as a permanent marker is not inevitably permanent. It is really tough to evaluate the pros and cons of a new hair removal method, which claims to be permanent. Most people feel that after some time, hair will never return.

In the context of hair removal, the hair facts definition of permanent is, to be able to go a year, after the final hair removal treatment, without having to undergo another similar process. Bear in mind that a year may not be long enough to decide true permanence. However, most people seem happy to have one treatment per year.

Electrolysis is the only clinically proven permanent hair removal method. Besides, certain lasers and flash lamps seem to have been succeeded in achieving permanent hair reduction.

Permanent hair removal methods

If you're looking for permanent hair removal, there are a number of imperfect options. Many methods have been developed; they use chemicals, energy of varying types, or a combination to target areas that regulate hair growth. It is a difficult challenge to destroy these areas permanently, while sparing surrounding tissue. Dermatologists recommend that you rely on a body of proven, peer-reviewed scientific evidence to see make certain about efficacy of a process.

Permanent hair removal includes the following:

• Electrolysis
• Permanent hair reduction for some (primarily consumers with dark hair)
• Laser
• Flash lamp

The lasting hair inhibition includes:

• Prescription oral medications
• Prescription topical preparation

However the above techniques call for continuous use.

Restricted hair removal methods:

• X-ray (this is banned in the US)
• Photodynamic therapy (it is still experimental)

Doubtful methods for hair removal:

• Electric tweezers
• Transdermal electrolysis
• Transcutaneous hair removal
• Photoepilators
• Microwaves
• Dietary supplements
• Nonprescription topical preparations (called hair inhibitors)

All these processes have some people who don’t seem to respond to treatment - the reason is unknown. The correct percentages are also not known. While some studies report good results, they don’t report about the non-responders. Laser clinical results are still widely erratic in published literature. Long-term response rates range anywhere between 0% and 100%; this again depends on the study.