Permanent Body Hair Removal Methods for Women

From IPL treatments to electrolysis, learn more about some of the most popular and effective permanent hair removal methods. If you want to completely prevent hair regrowth, you should consider a more permanent hair removal solution. But how do you know which one to choose? Learn more about some of the most popular and effective permanent hair removal methods.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

IPL treatments reduce hair growth by using broad-spectrum light to target the hair follicles. You can get professional IPL treatments at a salon or do it yourself at home with a hand-held IPL device. This hair removal method works best on dark hair and can result in permanent hair removal in as little as 4 to 12 treatments with continued, regular use.

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is similar to IPL, however laser treatments use a single wavelength to target the hair follicles, rather than broad-spectrum light which can be less precise. The wavelength focuses on maximising the heat absorption of the hair follicles during the treatment to prevent regrowth, whereas broad-spectrum light used in IPL targets larger patches of hair at multiple wavelengths. You can have laser hair removal performed by a professional at a salon or you can do it yourself at home. Although highly effective and easy to do, laser treatments, and IPL, can cause burning and irritation if performed incorrectly.


Electrolysis is a permanent hair removal method which uses a special machine to stop hair growth with chemical or heat energy; then, the hair follicles are removed with tiny electric tweezers. Although electrolysis is permanent, the amount of sessions needed to achieve permanent hair removal varies according to each person’s genetics. Electrolysis can be very costly and requires a skilled professional to administer the treatments.

In addition to these more permanent hair removal solutions, there are numerous ways to successfully get rid of body hair, including at the surface or at the root. What’s most important is to find a hair removal method that works best for your desired results, whether that’s completely preventing regrowth, reducing regrowth frequency or simply finding a solution that’s fast, affordable and effective to achieve smooth results, style or cut.

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