Threading is one of the most common practices for hair removal and removes hairs from roots. The hairs removed by threading take two to four weeks to grow again but the negative aspect of this method is that it is time-taking and is not suitable for large areas. Most of all, its results are not permanent.
Waxing is one of the most common methods. The hair removed by waxing take three to four weeks to grow again but it is not lasting solution to unwanted hairs. It is suitable for both small and large areas of body but is time taking. Furthermore, pain caused by waxing is unbearable for many women.
Shaving is the easiest and painless way to remove unwanted hairs on body but it has lots of cons associated with it. You need to do it after every two days if not one and it may also cause ingrown hairs and irritation on the skin. So, it is not a good option for those who are unable to shave daily.
Plucking or tweezing is a good option for removing hairs on smaller areas like upper lips and eyebrows but again it does not remove hairs permanently. So, if you need to remove hairs on larger area of your body or you want a permanent solution to your problem, this option is not good for you.
Depilatory creams and lotions:
Using depilatory creams or lotions for removing unwanted hairs is an easy and simple method but you need to do it twice or thrice a week. Furthermore, the chemicals that dissolve hairs used in creams can also cause reactions or irritation. This method is painless but is not suitable for everyone.
Using epilators - electric devises used for removing unwanted hairs - is same like threading, waxing or plucking but again results are not permanent. You need to do it about once every month.
Electrolysis is the hair removal method that uses electric current to damage hairs permanently. This method is suitable for smaller areas as only one hair is targeted at a time. Electrolysis removes hairs permanently but requires several sessions and is extremely painful.
Laser hair removal:
This is the most effective hair removal method. It uses laser technology to destroy the melanin in hair follicles permanently resulting in lasting reduction or removal of unwanted hairs. It requires few sessions but gives highly beneficial results. It does not cause any severe pain or discomfort and the only slight burning sensation can be avoided by applying anesthetic before treatment and cold compresses after treatment.
IPL hair removal:
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy is another effective hair removal method. Unlike laser, it uses light having multiple wavelengths that scatter in the skin and destroys the pigment in hair follicles. IPL is also lasting hair removal method.