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6 Most Popular Hair Removal Methods of Explained

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Hair Removal Methods

Hair Removal Methods Explained | What are your options?

Hair removal methods have been around since the days of Cleopatra, it has since evolved to include a vast selection of products, tools, gadgets, and highly sophisticated equipment. With all these options now available, how do you choose which one is most appropriate for your personal needs? 

Well, there are a few questions to consider: 

  • When are you expecting your results?  
  • What is your budget? 
  • How much maintenance are you able to commit to?
  • What will the effects be?  

In order to make this process a little easier for you, we’ve researched the pros, cons, and facts to consider when making your selection. 

1. Epilation (ep-i-la-tion) 

Process: The hair is dissolved or cut flush with skin. The root of the hair remains intact below the surface of the skin. There is no effect to the growth rate, texture, or density of growth.  

Common forms of depilation are razor shaving, electric shaver, epilation cream such as Nair ™.  

Longevity: 24hrs – 72hrs.  

Pricing: $

Frequency: As often as needed.  

Pros:  

  • Convenient. 
  • Suitable for all hair types. 
  • No wait periods.
  • Low cost.   

Cons:  

  • Hair has sharp tips when growing back.  
  • Risk of cuts in hard to reach or contoured areas. 
  • Chemical burns can occur if skin is not properly assessed prior to treating with creams.
  • Can cause ingrown hairs, razor burn, and/or skin irritation. 

Depilation (dep-i-la-tion) 

Depilation refers to the process of physically pulling the hair and root from the hair follicle in the skin. The process removes hair growth that is visible at the surface of the skin. Depilation can have a mild effect on the regrowth depending on the stage in which the hair is removed. The most positive effect is seen on active hair growth.  

Professional Methods of Depilation 

2. Waxing 

Process: Warm wax solution is applied in sections over the hair/skin. The wax and adhered hair is then swiftly pulled from the skin.  

Longevity 2-3 weeks.  

Price: $$ 

Frequency: 4-6 weeks or until hair is ¼ inch.  

Pros:  

  • Suitable for all hair types. 
  • Immediate results.
  • Softer hair growth.
  • Minimize occurrence of ingrown hairs.   

Cons:  

  • Must wait for the hair to grow back to the appropriate length. 
  • Can be painful in sensitive areas. 
  • Down-time 24hrs: no swimming, sweating, fragranced products, sun exposure.
  • Some sensitivity and mild swelling may occur following the treatment. Can take up to 48hrs to completely calm.  

3. Threading 

Process: A specialized thread is wound up and passed over the skin entwining the hair and pulling it from the hair follicle.  

Longevity: 2-3 weeks. 

Price: $

Frequency: 3-4 weeks. The hair must be visible at the surface.  

Pros: 

  • Price point. 
  • Express service.
  • No risk of allergic reaction to product.   

Cons:

  • Risk of cross contamination if thread is being anchored in the technician’s mouth.  
  • Friction burns can occur in sensitive areas.  
  • Hair may not be completely removed from its follicle and therefore grows back sooner than expected.  

4. Sugaring 

Process: A warm honey-like paste is maneuvered over the treatment area, adhering itself to the hair. After placement it is lifted away from the skin, taking along with it the unwanted hair.  

Longevity: 3-4 weeks. 

Price: $$

Frequency: 4-6 weeks. Sugaring only requires 1/8 inch of hair growth and can be done as soon as 2 weeks post service.  

Pros: 

  • Less length required for removal. 
  • Organic formulation.
  • Suitable for all skin types.  

Cons:

  • Uncommon service, difficult to source a professional technician.  
  • Service timing takes longer than waxing. 
  • Most effective on fine hair.  

5. Laser/IPL

Process: Hair is reduced by destroying the root of the hair using a light energy. There are slight variances in IPL vs Laser, but both deliver permanent reduction in hair growth rate, density, and thickness.  

Longevity: 5+ years 

Price: $$$ 

Frequency: 4-8 weeks. Until desired results (average 10-12 for max. results). 

Pros: 

  • Permanent reduction. 
  • Quick service.
  • Eliminates ingrown hairs.
  • Smooths texture and pigmentation in areas with dark-coarse growth.   

Cons:

  • Downtime 24-72 hours with strict guidelines.  
  • Results may regress with hormonal fluctuation.
  • Not suitable for deep skin tones or light hair types.
  • Risk of burns.  

6. Electrolysis/ Thermolysis 

Process: The root of the hair is destroyed by delivering an electric current to the bulb. This can be done with electrically charged tweezers, or by insertion of a charged needled into the follicular region.  

Longevity: 10+ years 

Price: $$$$ 

Frequency: 1-2 weeks until desired results. 

Pros:

  • Results are most often permanent. 
  • Can treat lightest hair tones.
  • Suitable for all skin types. 

Cons:

  • Costly due to number of sessions required. 
  • Lengthy service time. 
  • Painful. 
  • Frequency of visits required. 

About IPL Hair Removal…

VIEW DERMICA’S LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC:

What to Expect When Doing Permanent Hair Removal

What is the difference between IPL and LASER Hair Removal?

FAQs including possible IPL side effects 

Am I a good candidate for IPL treatments?

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

IPL Hair Removal and IUD

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Will my IUD affect my IPL Hair Removal treatments?

Can I have IPL Hair Removal if I have an IUD?

The simple answer is, yes! 


What is an IUD? 

An IUD (Intrauterine Device) is a small T-shape contraceptive device that is placed inside of the uterus and worn for 3-10 years with regular check-ups. Most IUD’s available on the market are constructed of a simple copper, or a polyethylene plastic with hormonal components built into the structure. 

One of the main concerns with this combination, is how the heat absorbed by the body tissues will react with the solid structures of the device. Although this sounds like a probable cause for internal burns, there are major contributing factors that make this reaction highly unlikely.  

The Facts 

If we observe the depth of the uterus beneath the skin in the average adult female, it would be within the centimetre scale (not including excess fat). The distance of measure includes layers of skin, fascia, muscle, fat, and the multiple layers of the uterine wall.  

The light energy emitted by the device is measured on a nanometer scale and reaches up-to a 635-nanometer depth in the skin. To put this into perspective when comparing to the distance of the uterus, consider the following:  

1cm = 0.01m 

VS 

1nm = 0.000 000 001m 

 or 

One-hundredth of a meter 

VS 

One-billionth of a meter 

or 

Measurement used for object that fit on a ruler  

VS 

Measurement used for objects on an atomic or molecular level  


One thing to keep in mind though if you have the polyethylene IUD (contains hormones), there may be an effect on the expected results and/or number of sessions required. 

If you have any underlying medical conditions and are under observation of a physician, we recommend you consult with them prior to booking your appointment, to ensure you have your questions and concerns addressed from both a technical and medical perspective.  

Now that we have cleared the air, let’s CLEAR THAT HAIR! 


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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

What to Expect when doing IPL Hair Removal

What can I expect when doing IPL Hair Removal treatments?

How many treatments do I need before I see results from my IPL Hair Removal treatments?

Results are immediate! 

Although your hair may require 8 – 12 sessions, you will experience lasting results with each treatment including your first. 

In fact, your initial treatment will give you the most noticeable reduction. Clients report an average of 20-60% less hair growth following their initial treatment. Not only do they experience less hair growth, but the texture of the hair also becomes finer and delayed in growth rate. 

Now don’t get too comfortable as this effect is not permanent just yet. 

Within the first few days following your session, your hair may appear to have stopped growing. Your hair will resume growth by week 2 and at this point you might think your treatment was unsuccessful. Keep in mind that this resumed growth is a combination of active hair bulbs and inactive hair now shedding from its follicle post-treatment. Once the shedding process has ended, we are able to measure the effects of the treatment. 

Your next treatment will be scheduled within 4 weeks after your first session. 

Each treatment following your initial session will increase the amount of reduction by approximately 10% to maximum of 80-98% overall reduction.

Depending on the number of sessions to date, your recorded progress, and expected sun exposure, we may reduce the frequency of your treatments. You will start off with a 4 week pause between treatments, later increasing to 5 weeks, then 6 weeks until you reach your treatment goal.

Your feedback is key when tracking progress AND making progress. 

At every visit your technician will be asking a series of questions in order to measure the number of sessions required to achieve your desired results. Additionally, your feedback can also used to make accurate adjustments to the intensity level of your treatment. 

After each visit please ensure to track the following to share with your technician at your next visit: 

  1. How much of a reduction have you experienced? 
  2. Has the texture/ thickness of the hair changed?
  3. Has the colour of the treated hair changed? Is the hair light, medium, or dark tone? 
  4. How long did it take for your hair to grow back after your last session? 
  5. How frequently are you shaving the area? 
  6. If there was a reaction, how long did it last, and what type of reaction was it? 

Be patient and realistic with your results 

Although we would love to promise maximum results after 1 session, technology is not quite there yet! For now, expect to have up to 12 sessions over the span of 1-2 years. In the meantime, you can enjoy NOT having to deal with ingrown hairs, itchy razor bumps, embarrassing 5 o’clock shadows, daily shaving routine, or painful waxing! 

Learn more about IPL Hair Removal at https://dermica.ca/ipl-hr/

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🏫 10518 Whyte Ave. Edmonton, Alberta.

☎️ (780) 885-7108

Top 3 questions people ask about IPL Hair Removal

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Ensure you meet treatment criteria before booking your IPL Hair Removal treatment.

Top 3 questions people ask Dermica about IPL Hair Removal 📯

1.) Is it safe?

YES. As with any phototherapy treatment, potential side effects exist, however, education and experience, plus sophisticated technology make your treatment at Dermica as safe as possible.

2.) How does it work?

SIMPLE. Light energy zaps hair follicles eliminating their ability to grow back.

3. Is the staff certified to deliver the treatment?

YES, all staff who operate the equipment and deliver treatments are certified with over 5-15 years of experience. 

Learn more about IPL Hair Removal at https://dermica.ca/ipl-hr/

Book your appointment!

📱 https://dermica.ca/book-now/

🏫 10518 Whyte Ave. Edmonton, Alberta.

☎️ (780) 885-7108

Feb Special: 30% OFF IPL Hair Removal

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IPL Hair Removal Special 30% OFF all IPL Hair Removal.

Multiple areas may be purchased, however, treatment time may not go over 1.5 hours for any appointment. Our online booking system provides treatment time information when you schedule online.

This offer excludes full chest or back and full leg areas and packages; No pre-purchasing. This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Offer valid from February 1-28, 2019.

Multiple sessions allowed; to take advantage of this offer, book one session on the first week of February, and your next session on the last week of February.


Are you ready for your treatment?

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.

***PLEASE ARRIVE TO YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH AREA SHAVED FLUSH TO SKIN***


Time frame: Dependent on size of area being treated.

Pre-treatment protocols:
  • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
  • If currently using any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated, you must discontinue usage 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • Must wait a minimum of 4 weeks (or up to 6 weeks for darker skin types) from last tanning (artificial or natural) AND/OR waxing session
  • If currently on any prescription medications, check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity

Contraindications:
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Disorders stimulated by light
  • Cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Epilepsy
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Use of anticoagulants

Potential side effects:
  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)

Recommended sessions: 8-12

Downtime required: 24 hrs
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Learn more about IPL…

What is the difference between IPL and LASER Hair Removal?
Am I a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal?

FAQs including possible IPL Hair Removal side effects


Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

IPL Hair Removal Q & A

What is IPL Hair Removal?

IPL is a light-based treatment that penetrates through the skin to a nanometer depth. The light energy is absorbed into active bulbs which then causes them to self-destruct.

Can anyone have this treatment done?

IPL is a form of radiation, therefore there are health precautions that must be considered for this treatment. If you are currently under the care of a dermatologist or physician, we recommend consulting with them prior to your booking. There also certain medications and topical products that make your skin sensitive to light, and this would be noted in your intake form and your technician would then discuss further with you.

How effective are the treatments?

In successful treatments we can observe a 98% reduction in active follicles. Following proper protocol before and after your treatment will ensure that you can achieve best results.

How many sessions do I need?

8 – 12 sessions are recommended for maximum results. The exact number of sessions will depend on genetics and personal preference. Clients report 20-60% reduction after the first treatment. Each session afterwards will reduce the remaining amount of hair by approximately 10%. Sessions are continued until the client has reached their reduction goal and growth has been stopped.

Are the results permanent?

Over the years you may begin to gradually reproduce hair in the areas treated. If the previous hair growth was caused by hormonal imbalance there is a higher chance of the hair returning and, in less time than expected. Touch-ups are recommended approximately 2 years following the last session.

Is it painful?

The sensation felt when the energy is delivered is described by most as a small pin-prick shock lasting only milliseconds. When graded on a scale from 1-5 for the pain felt during the session, clients will on average report under a level 3. The portion of the device that is in contact with the skin has a patented cooling system that keeps your skin slightly numb on contact.

How do I prep for my visit?

You must wait at least 3 weeks after waxing or tweezing before your visit. The active bulbs are required to be intact for best result. The treatment area must be shaved prior to your visit.

Do I have to follow any special instructions afterwards?

You must avoid heat exposure in the area as this may result in burns due to the heat retention from the treatment. Avoid tight clothing and friction over the treatment site. Swimming and strenuous exercise should also be avoided for 48 – 72 hrs.

When do I return for my next treatment?

Treatments are ideally spaced 4-6 weeks apart for facial areas, and 8-12 weeks apart for body areas. This follows the hairs natural growth pattern and ensures that live bulbs are present when the treatment is delivered. Once you have reached your treatment goal, you will be advised by the technician when to return for any touch-ups.

About IPL…

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