What are the methods of epilation

Waxing and epilation are all about removing unwanted hair. Waxing is actually a set of preparations and processes used to remove hair through the chemical breakdown process. The most common form of waxing is shaving. Another popular choice is to use chemical preparations that make their hairs easily fall off.

Epilation is the removal of all hair, including the part under the skin, and lasts longer than waxing. Methods include waxing, sugaring, epilation devices, lasers, intense pulsing light, and electrical pathways.

The main advantage of epilation is the potential for complete removal of hair follicles when properly used. These procedures will not only remove unwanted hair, but also delay their regrowth.

To understand, epilation is quite painful, but with proper technique and practice, this pain can be drastically reduced. Infection and ingrown hairs can be a potential side effect, but by properly cleansing the skin before the procedure, the risk of side effects is significantly reduced.

Waxing epilation (mainly called waxing), consists of waxing, where hair follicles are sometimes removed. A special solution containing sticky substances such as wax, honey, biologically active substances or sedatives is placed directly on the skin.

The advantage of this method is the low cost compared to laser and electric hair removal. Even in some cases there was a slight decrease in hair growth.

Laser hair removal consists of using a laser beam to destroy the hair follicle. Its advantages are that it includes a high level of hair removal and a fairly painless procedure, but at a fairly high cost.


With photoepilation, it also goes to the destruction of the hair follicles, except that, unlike laser hair removal, it is even more painless for less money.


Removing hair and hair follicles through thermolysis produces alternating electrical currents that flow through the hair follicle. Thermolysis causes the molecules to oscillate, resulting in local heat distribution and destruction of the cells responsible for hair growth.

The Flash method uses high-frequency AC power, which allows for a less painful process. The compound method combines thermolysis and electrolysis. This makes the procedure less painful but takes longer. The benefits of thermolysis include: the speed of the procedure, the constant effect it has on the hair follicle, and the complexity of epilation


Electrolysis occurs by applying a constant electric current to the hair follicle. The advantage of electrolysis is less complexity compared to thermolysis, but is therefore a negative aspect of lengths.

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