Hair removal is a common practice among women and a growing practice among men. Take a good look around and you might just find more spas and salons catering hair removal services for men.  More at permanent hair removal. Most people would go for the usual methods such as shaving, plucking, using depilatories and waxing. Yet after repetitive shaving, plucking and waxing every other day, you might just be looking for methods that can permanently remove all those unwanted hair.Permanent hair removal has been defined by the industry as being able to last at least 12 months without having to shave, pluck or wax again. Needless to say, 12 months by common understanding is not permanent but think again! A year free of hair removal hassles might not be that bad after all. However, in addition to the limited techniques and methods that can completely destroy the hair follicles, people react differently to the different treatments. Thus, there are limited treatments to choose from and the results may vary.The popular methods widely available are electrolysis, laser and IPL (Intense Pulse Light).ElectrolysisElectrolysis is by far the only clinically proven method that can remove hairs permanently for most people. This technique makes use of a solid hair-thin metal probe which the practitioner will insert into each hair follicle. Electricity will be delivered through the probe which will cause damage to the root of the hair and not the skin. It may sound really scary but with proper insertion and a skilled practitioner, the probe will not puncture the skin and cause any scarring.Electrolysis has been likened to a stinging sensation however pain can be a rather subjective matter. In addition, skin irritation and inflammation are side effects that may go along with the treatment. As such, if you are going for this treatment, do your homework and ask for recommendations from your close ones and friends.LaserPermanent hair removal has been an increasingly common phenomenon that with technological and clinical advancements, laser hair removal became a stiff competitor of electrolysis. Laser hair removal is by now, one of the most common form of permanent hair removal. The practitioner may possibly apply anesthetic cream and the laser will produce high energy beams of light in a single wavelength which is absorbed by the pigments located in the hair follicle. Treatments are commonly spaced from 8-12 weeks depending on each individual.You should wait till you experienced the complete shedding of treated hairs before proceeding to your next treatment. As compared to electrolysis, laser hair removal is a cheaper, less painful and faster way to remove hair. However, laser removal will not work on light-colored hair and most fine and vellus hair of any color. Swelling, itching, redness, hypo or hyper-pigmentation and burning are some side effects that may come along with the treatments. Experienced practitioners will be able to reduce the chances of scarring. Like I said, do your homework!IPLThe IPL technique, a non-invasive technique, works best if you have fair skin and dark hair. High energy lamps which uses specific wavelengths of light optimum for the pigmentation in your hair follicles to absorb are applied to the surface of the skin. At the same time, these high energy lamps minimizes trauma to the skin. Light is sent out in 4 or 5 pulses which travels through the skin until it strikes the shaft or roots of the hair.Below are some things to look out for prior to and after your IPL treatment: -
Avoid epilating or waxing 4 weeks before your appointment to ensure follicles contain hair
 Avoid tanning 1 month before your appointment
 Avoid strong sunlight for 4 - 5 days as your skin is particularly sensitive to UV raysAll treatments would have its pros and cons, as such, be fully prepared with researches, consult your beautician or skin specialist before you make the decision on your treatment type. Most importantly, seek a professional for your treatments even though it may cost a little more. It's worth it!If you are looking for a professional in Singapore, Spahaven provides permanent hair removal solutions like the IPL Hair Removal and Laser Hair Removal.       Click here to view a webpage with more information.    

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