Photoepilation has been a part of our lives for years, both for men and women. We are all looking for the same thing, a definitive solution to remove hair from unwanted areas (which are becoming more and more common). Now, the words laser hair removal and photoepilation are no longer so strange to us, but do we really know what they are? In this article we explain it to you.
Permanent hair removal
The first thing you should know is that we are talking about guaranteed, painless results. Laser depilation is the best known and is usually offered by most hair removal centres. The one we are telling you about in this article, photoepilation, has managed to improve this technique even further and can remove even the most unruly hair, from the finest to the thickest and on any type of skin. Without a doubt, what many call, the definitive depilation.
The technique? Light-based
Both laser hair removal and photoepilation work in the same way. They transform light into heat and, when applied to the hair, destroy its root. The improvement offered by the second of these is the thermal action that first weakens the hair and then destroys it from the root so that the hair does not grow back.
To perform this hair removal technique, light is applied through a xenon lamp. Please note that you will need to have at least one session every two to four months to see the results and that you will need several to do so. Yes, just as with laser hair removal, the sessions will depend on how you have your hair.
Advantages of photoepilation
Today, without a doubt, photoepilation with pulsed light is the best technique for depilation and to achieve, with all the guarantees, the elimination of hair from each and every one of the areas of your body, whatever colour or skin pigment you have. For example, with the photoepilation in english you’ll forget about the hair in that area forever. We haven’t convinced you yet? Keep reading.
✅Fast treatment. Despite having to carry out several sessions, each one has an estimated time of between five and twenty minutes depending on whether the area to be treated is small or large. In addition, it can be done in several places at the same time to avoid more visits than necessary. The efficiency of photoepilation is one hundred percent.
✅Effective on all skin types. It can be performed on patients with dark or light skin, it works in both cases. In fact, it can also be done on tanned skin without any problems.
✅Short-term results. In a few sessions you will notice how the hair is disappearing while your skin looks soft.
✅It’s not harmful to the skin. The effects of photoepilation on your skin are nil, as it does not harm it at all. The consequences of photoepilation? None.
✅Does photoepilation hurt? The answer is no. It is a totally painless treatment that will not irritate your skin, make it red or cause the burning that other methods of hair removal cause. Forget about it with this technique.
✅It can be performed on all areas of the body. In both the small and large ones, this advanced photoepilation means that its effectiveness throughout the body is optimal. By the way, it is also used to wax areas of the face.
✅It doesn’t pigment your skin. After the treatment you will still have the same tone and without a single stain.
So, is photoepilation good? The answer is yes.
Consequences of hair removal
The benefits of photoepilation outweigh the disadvantages. Still, we have to make you a part of them. It’s only two, we’ll let you know.
The first of these is the price of photoepilation. In comparison with other hair removal techniques the cost is quite high. That’s right, the centres usually worry about making promotions, flat rates, special promotions or packs per session so that the treatment doesn’t cost so much. We advise you to think about how much you spend every year on depilation, do the math and you will see how, by comparing, it is not so expensive and you can forget about hair forever.
The second drawback is that it cannot be used in pregnant women. In fact, it is totally forbidden in the most intimate areas such as the bikini line, as pulsed light could pass through the skin and reach the fetus. If you want to do the waxing on your arms, face or lower legs, you will have to ask the doctor directly what is most appropriate. Still, our advice is to avoid it until after delivery and breastfeeding. These are the only consequences of photoepilation.
✅Despite being several sessions, they are quick sessions.
✅It can be done on any type of skin.
✅You’ll see how the hair falls out with a few sessions.
✅It doesn’t hurt.
✅It does not pigment the skin.
✅It can be performed on all areas of the body.
❌The cost is higher than other hair removal techniques.
❌Cannot be used on pregnant women.
Can everyone use this technique?
Yes, the answer is yes (except for pregnant women for the reasons given above). Pulsed light has a wavelength that allows it to be applied to all hairs and skins unlike the continuous light used until now. By the way, it is also a perfect solution for those who want to eliminate the first white hair that appears with age, yes, gray hair.
Photoepilation for men
First we must differentiate between male and female hair. Male hair is usually a little thicker and more abundant in specific areas of the body such as the abdomen, back or chest. Even so, photoepilation for men has proved to be very effective and, therefore, more and more men are deciding to carry it out and use it to forget about the happy shaver forever.
Having said this, if you are a man, we advise you to go to your nearest center to have a hair study done to determine how many sessions you can have it removed and, above all and most importantly, if it can be removed definitively. In principle the answer should be yes, but just in case, ask first! As in the case of female depilation, the professional will take into account the sensitivity of your skin, the thickness and abundance of hair, the area you want to depilate and the type of skin you have before carrying out any laser depilation.
And, by the way, women’s hormone treatments could interfere with laser hair removal. Now, with photoepilation it seems that they stop acting that way and finally manages to eliminate them all.
How to prepare for photoepilation
Yes, we’re sorry to tell you but you must go and wax your hair a little long. We haven’t gone crazy, the reason is very simple. The stronger and blacker the hair, the more effect the waxing will have. For this reason, try not to wax for at least a month beforehand and, if you have any essential activity for which you must wax, always do so with a razor so as not to remove the root hairs. Also, don’t wear out self-tanners and don’t even think about sunbathing or getting tanning sessions.
How does photoepilation work? It works by removing the melanin pigments and, if you have sunbathed before, you will most likely get white spots, irritations or burns. It’s not worth the risk to believe us.
Between sessions, forget about sunbathing directly or, if it is necessary to be in the sun, cover the area where you are shaving with something. During the photoepilation process you will have very sensitive skin and it can burn if you expose yourself to the sun for a few minutes. We also recommend that you apply aloe vera to soothe your skin a little and, above all, if you happen to wax between sessions. It is totally forbidden!
By the way, don’t even think about putting on creams before you go to a session, you could cause the laser not to penetrate your skin properly and you’ll ruin your money. However, all these tips will be given to you by the professional when you start the photoepilation process.
Photoepilation is the best technique
There is no doubt that photoepilation is the best technique available today if you are thinking of depilating permanently. You will eliminate hair from the areas of the body you choose in a few sessions (depending on the hair), without irritation and without any danger to your skin. We are committed to the waxing of the future. It’s time to forget about hair forever and that’s only possible with photoepilation. If you want to wax any area, go for it. Go to your nearest hair removal center and ask them about this technique. With what you have read in this article plus what they tell you, we are sure they will convince you. In fact, we already are.
Do you dare try photoepilation? Tell us how it went for you!