Hair Removal Surgery

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated March 25, 2015)

It only makes sense that hair should only grow where it's supposed to. However, you may find that you have hair where you definitely don't want it. You have a couple of basic do-it-yourself methods available to you to help you handle your unwanted hair, but eventually shaving and waxing loses appeal, and you may want something more permanent and effective. If that describes you, then now is the time to start considering hair removal surgery.

First of all, what is hair removal surgery? The most common form of hair removal surgery is laser hair removal. The laser in this procedure focuses on the hair follicle and damages it, leaving the hair unable to grow. Usually the procedure is performed in stages to achieve the best results and to hit all the follicles (follicles are usually at different stages, because of the hair growth cycle). Something that should be kept in mind as you consider laser hair removal is the fact that it's designed to reduce more than it is to remove. While it says it's permanent, it won't be, and that's how any self-promised hair removal procedure is, including electrolysis. No surgery can permanently remove your hair, but it can drastically reduce it.

If you undergo the hair removal procedure, the affected area might be red or swollen at first. Within the first few weeks after the surgery, more hair may appear, but this isn't regrowth (although that is bound to come later); rather the hair you'll see after a few weeks is dead hair. You can shave that off, but you shouldn't wax it. Also after the procedure, you should use ample amounts of sunscreen for any treated skin that could be exposed to the sun.

If you want to have laser hair treatment, your hair needs to be darker than your skin; otherwise the treatment isn't safe. Also if your hair is gray or light blonde, the treatment may not have as good of a chance at succeeding, because of the lack of pigment in the hair. Before you commit to any procedure, you need to talk with your doctor and make sure that hair removal surgery is appropriate for you and won't put you at significant risk.

So if you're fed up with unwanted hair, talk to you doctor and see if hair removal surgery is right for you. Not having to deal with unwanted hair is worth it!

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Charlotte Wood

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