If you face a problem of unwanted hair too often, then the best choice for you is epilation. By now there are three methods of epilation: photoepilation, electroepilation, and laser epilation. Either of these methods has its unique features, its pros and cons, and contraindications. Nevertheless, according to all factors the most acceptable of these methods is photoepilation, because it is appropriate for the majority of hair types and doesn`t injure skin.
Photoepilation is applied with the help of high power light sources. A pigment of hair called melanin situated in the shaft and in the onion accepts the energy of light. At this time a follicle (a hair bulb) is being destroyed because of heating influence. Nowadays, photoepilation can be regarded as the most effective and safest method of body hair removal. The use of this method removes unwanted hair almost of any kinds from any body area (there is an exception - grey and very light hair, which resists photoepilation influence).
An important advantage of this method among other methods of epilation is absence of allergic reactions and preservation of integrity of skin layers. As a rule, a steady effect is achieved after undergoing 3-6 epilation procedures with intervals of 1-2 weeks, but even the very first procedure makes hair less visible. Photoepilation is contraindicated, if one suffers from chronic skin diseases, diabetes, the varicose disease in the area of epilation, hard forms of the hypertonic disease, and the ischemic disease, infection diseases, malignant skin formations and pregnancy.
To get prepared for photoepilation you need thirty days before the procedure. And you should avoid all kinds of body hair removal except shaving. Optimal length of hair is approximately one millimeter.
Electroepilation is based on a destructive influence of the electric current. Through a thin pin which penetrates skin to the depth of a follicle, the electric current destroys the seedling area of hair. There are few methods of electroepilation depending on a kind of the influence (alternating or direct current) and its duration. As a result of possible painful experience, a local anesthetization is often used. Laser epilation is the most effectivemethod for dark hair on white skin. A cosmetic effect is achieved right away - hair drops out at once. This procedure is completely painless as destruction of a follicle takes milliseconds, and no skin damage is taken place (unlike electroepilation when skin is repeatedly penetrated with a thin pin).