Innovations to remove body hair without surgery
As technology improves over time, new and innovative body hair removal techniques present a variety of choices for people to go for the optimal hair removal method that suits their preferences and budget best. In this post, we explore a couple of home-based body hair removal solutions without the use of surgical procedures.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to remove body hair
Using a light-based technology called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to break the cycle of hair regrowth, gentle pulses of light are applied at the hair root. With its skin-safe sensors to measure your skin tone, it automatically sets the optimal setting for you with different intensity levels – they are suitable for a broad range of skin tones. After several treatments, hair is prevented from growing back as the cycle of hair growth is disrupted. Using a personal IPL hair removal device is highly portable and small enough to take anywhere.
Look out for IPL hair removal devices that are developed with leading dermatologists to achieve long-lasting hair removal safely. The device is also suitable for men who wish to tackle body hair preferences, especially on their back, chest, stomach, arms and legs.
Body hair removal via epilator
Much like how waxing works, an epilator works by mechanically removing strands of hair at the same time with the use of an electric device. The main difference between waxing and epilation is that it does not remove cells from the epithelium of the epidermis, hence it leaves the skin in a better condition than waxing. Epilators gently remove hairs, as short as 0.5mm, from the root. Coupled with an ergonomic form factor, epilators are highly portable and relatively cheap though it may cause some skin discomfort due to the mechanical nature of hair removal.
Remove body hair through electrolysis
Electrolysis, as its name implies, involves the usage of electric current to zap your hair follicles so that they are weakened at the root level to remove unwanted body hair. A very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle at the surface of the skin and the hair is then removed with tweezers. Due to the growth cycle of hair, a person typically requires multiple sessions of electrolysis to achieve the desired effects. The number of sessions can vary depending on the area of the body, the sensitivity of the person, and the amount of hair present. However, the downside of this hair removal method is that the device has a steep learning curve and may not be intuitive to use for some people. Just like IPL, proper care has to be taken to ensure that the device does not injure the skin.
Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT)
Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT) maximises the benefits of both laser and IPL technology with an optimal blend of energy level and wavelength. By rapidly emitting soft pulses of light, medical-grade continuous pulse technology allows heat to build up at the root and effectively suppresses hair regrowth. The device works on the principles of selective photothermolysis, where targeted tissues are targeted and worked on without damaging the surrounding tissue. The targeted cells are destroyed by the absorption of light and transfer of energy. OPT offers a medical-grade hair removal treatment from the comfort of your own home.
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