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Medical Treatments For Vaginal Hair Removal

1. Laser Hair Removal

A doctor or dermatologist uses concentrated laser lights on bare skin down to the hair follicles. The heat weakens and destroys the hair follicles preventing the hair from growing back. It can be done for the removal of hair from any part of the body and also for vaginal hair removal. A person will need to attend 6 to 8 follow-ups sessions with the doctor to stop the hair from re-growing. The laser treatment does not guarantee the absolute removal of all the hair.

2. Electrolysis

This is similar to the laser treatment but here a device called the epilator is used to send radio frequencies into the skin to destroy the hair follicles. This causes the hair to fall off and also prevents the growth of new hair. This treatment targets one hair follicle at one time unlike the laser treatment and so a single session may take up to 15 to 60 minutes. Several follow up sessions are necessary.

3. Diode

This is also a type of laser treatment but a less intense one and can be used for follow up sessions after a few in-office sessions. It works by shooting heat down into the follicle. That increase in temperature either shuts down the follicle completely or causes a long delay in the growth phase after which the hair will grow thinner and lesser.

4. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

These are distant relatives of lasers but a lot safer to use and can be used at home. Like lasers, they also use heat to injure the hair’s root. It shows about 30 to 50 per cent of the reduction of hair.

5. Prescription Medications

Eflornithine, one of the first tropical drugs for the treatment of unwanted hair does not remove the hair but rather slows down its growth. Eflornithine blocks the enzymes responsible for the rapid growth and maturation of hair follicles, slowing the growth of the cells present in the hair follicles.

Important Safety Measures To Follow While Removing Pubic Hair With a public hair removal method, you can have some side effects or nick yourself if you are not careful enough. Side effects include: – Itchiness – Redness and irritation – Ingrown hairs from shaving – Allergic reactions to certain creams or gels or the chemicals in depilatory creams – Inflammation or swelling One can take certain precautionary measures or follow safety guidelines to reduce the risks of pubic hair removal at home, like: – Using clean, disinfected, and sharp tools(razors and scissors) – Good lighting and mirror is the key to preventing injury

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