The desire to have smooth skin pushes girls to various experiments with hair removal. They remove hairs with tweezers, wax, special devices. It is impossible to call such hair removal painless, especially when it comes to the bikini area. But all women have a different sensitivity threshold, and therefore some experience mild discomfort, while others feel wild pain.
Types of painless epilation of the bikini area
Epilation is an effect on the hair follicles in order to destroy them. As a result, the hairs are removed from the root and their further growth is suspended. Not every girl decides to go for this procedure, because in order to shine, one has to experience pain. Smooth and beautiful skin requires certain sacrifices.
The cosmetics industry does not stand still. If earlier the fight against unwanted hairs consisted in pulling them out with threads, tweezers, wax strips, today there is a certain delicacy in epilation. Modern techniques make the procedure almost painless. Different types of hair removal are carried out: laser, chemical, photoepilation and others. But to minimize the pain, it is recommended to make an appointment with professionals.
Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is an effective procedure that allows you to permanently get rid of unwanted vegetation on the skin. To achieve this result, you will need to go through several sessions, the number of which will depend on the individual characteristics of the body.
Laser hair removal is suitable for girls with light skin color and dark hairs. The fact is that the laser beam “attacks” melanin. This means that its action is directed to areas saturated with dark pigment. Since it is not enough in the follicles of blond hair, the main effect will occur on the skin. As a result, the epidermis will be damaged, and the necessary hair follicles will not collapse.
During laser hair removal, the skin is in any case at the epicenter of the impact. It heats up, and therefore many girls experience burning and tingling. The laser is painful in the armpits and bikini area.
Compared to laser hair removal, photoepilation is virtually pain-free. But it also causes slight discomfort, the level of which depends on the individual characteristics of the organism. Photoepilation is carried out only when the hairs have reached a length of 1-2 mm. An intense light pulse in the form of flashes affects the follicles that are in the growth phase and “makes” them fall asleep. As a result, the hair becomes thinner, and then stops growing altogether.
Electrolysis is a method of removing unwanted hair using an electrical discharge. It is painful, long, expensive, but the smoothness of the skin becomes eternal. During the procedure, a thermal burn of the follicle occurs, which dies and is no longer able to grow new hairs.
Depending on the threshold of sensitivity during electrolysis, girls experience heat, burning. Also, after the end of the procedure, skin irritation, the appearance of edema are possible. All these effects are reversible if you follow the recommendations of a cosmetologist and properly care for your skin.
Chemical hair removal
This technique eliminates hairs with the help of special tools, which include chemical compounds. They do not remove vegetation by the roots, but burn it to the point where it hides under the top layer of the dermis. As a result, the skin becomes smooth, retaining its structure for several days.
Basically, girls are worried about dark coarse hair in the bikini area, because their removal during epilation is not painless. Due to the high threshold of sensitivity, it is not always possible to resort to photo or electrolysis. And the use of a razor gives an effect only for a short period, but even then it causes unpleasant irritations.
In this case, you should pay tribute to bleaching hair. With the help of special tools, the hairline brightens and becomes thinner. It becomes not so noticeable, it starts to grow worse, and therefore girls may less often resort to shaving. The use of other methods of hair removal after bleaching the hairs becomes less painful.
This method of hair removal is familiar to every girl. Using a razor, the top layer of hair is cut off. The procedure is not effective as the follicles are not damaged. In addition, new hairs begin to sprout the very next day. Machine depilation is a painless hair removal, but if you do not follow the shaving technique, you can accidentally cut the skin.
According to the canons, the above types of hair removal and depilation are not carried out if there are contraindications to the procedure. Therefore, you must first consult with your doctor, informing him of all the existing diseases.
Hair removal at home
There are several reasons why girls refuse to go to the salon and prefer to use home hair removal methods:
- Embarrassment and unwillingness to demonstrate to an outsider, albeit a specialist, the hairline in the bikini or armpit area;
- Fear of screaming in pain;
- The cost of the procedure, which is sometimes estimated in the tens of thousands.
But if you do not go to the clinic, this does not mean at all that you will grow hair. There are many ways in which you can effectively remove unwanted body hairs at home and do it almost painlessly.
Every girl has a razor. Before starting the procedure, it is important to treat the hair area with a disinfectant and shaving gel or foam. This will prevent the appearance of irritation on the skin, but will not protect it from ingrown hairs. Then you can start trimming the bikini area. Be careful, as careless shaving can leave cuts on the skin.
Modern girls often resort to the use of special creams for depilation.
They dissolve hair in the area just below the skin line, and therefore smoothness lasts 3-4 days longer than after shaving.
Removal of hair from the root at home is carried out using an electric epilator. This procedure allows you to maintain smoothness for 3-5 weeks. But the electric epilator rips out hairs very painfully, especially in the armpits and bikini area. Not every girl will withstand this procedure. If you still decide to use this method for hair removal, then first apply an anesthetic to the skin.