Monday, October 1, 2012

Hair Removal Methods

For women, it is probably one of the most annoying things that we have to keep up with. Whether it's shaving, waxing, or using depilatories, removing unwanted hair is not only a chore, but it can be painful! Let's face it, there is a demand for east, safe, and painless hair removal! But which method works the best? Let's take a look at some of the most popular ways:


Shaving is the removal of hair by using a razor or any other kind of blade implement. When shaving you are essentially slicing the hair down to the level of the skin. 

Pros: Quick, easy, and convenient

Cons: Nicks, cuts, razor bumps, and the need to replace blades often. 


Waxing is a method of hair removal that directly removes the hair from the root. 

Pros: Waxing removes hair directly from the root, so hair typically doesn't grow back for six to eight weeks. Of course, there are some individuals who report hair emerging within a few weeks. 

Cons: OUCH! Experts agree that waxing can be uncomfortable. One of the ways you can eliminate pain before procedure is to take Ibuprofen.


Depilatories are made with chemical agents that break down keratin; a protein that makes up hair. 

Pros: Great for those who hate to shave or wax. Depilatories can be used on underarms, legs, and bikini lines. 

Cons: Certain chemical ingredients found in depilatories can cause allergic reactions. Many depilatories also have strong odors. 

Laser Hair Removal

According to WebMD, "Laser hair removal is a technique that uses beams of highly concentrated light to penetrate hair follicles. The light is absorbed by pigment in the follicles and destroys the hair within them." In the US today, Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. 

Pros: Can remove unwanted hair from the face, legs, arms, underarms, and bikini lines. Laser hair removal is also very precise, and can be performed rather quickly. "Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time." (WebMD) Those who have had the procedure report permanent hair loss after three to five sessions. 

Cons: Laser hair removal can be expensive and painful. WebMD reports that "for a day or two afterword, the treated area of the skin will look and feel like it is sunburned." Other potential side effects include: "swelling, redness, and scarring."


Wikipedia describes epilators as "an electrical device used to remove hair by mechanically grasping multiple hairs simultaneously and pulling them out."

Pros: Dermatologist, Debra Jaliman, author of "Trade Secrets From a Top New York Dermatologist", says that "Epilators work like a pair of tweezers: You are pulling the entire root, so it lasts as long as waxing." 

Cons: Can be painful and time-consuming. 

Recent Developments in Hair Removal

Recently, companies have been developing ways to remove hair by using heat such as thePearl Hair Remover from Viatek Consumer Products Group. The Pearl Hair Remover answers the demand for easy, safe, and painless hair removal at home. By utilizing a patent-pending heat transfer method to remove unwanted hair from the body, the Pearl Hair Remover truly eliminates the need for harsh chemicals, sticky messes, and expensive office visits. Professional quality results can be achieved on all hair types and skin color in the comfort of the home at a fraction of the price. 

The Pearl is also equipped with a variety of attachments that can be used on face, legs, bikini line, and anywhere you wish to remove unwanted hair without the unpleasant side effects of tweezing, shaving, and waxing. 

What makes the Pearl Hair Remover unique amongst its competitors is the technology used to remove hair from the body. By utilizing photoelectric technology, movement sensors activate the motor and sensor signals to produce heat to remove the hair. The Pearl also removes hair in half the time by functioning in two directions instead of one. 


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