Hair Removal – Waxing and Electrolysis
Body hair removal is regular practice in almost every human culture. Depending on the cultural, sexual, medical and religious reason, hair from different areas of human body should be removed. Even though shaving is the most common form and method of hair removal, the methods used for body hair removal have been changed during time. In fact, body hair removal used to be almost strictly for females. Nowadays, it is not so anymore because smooth body skin has become popular amongst males also. For example, body hair removal New York spas offer is not just for women, but for men also.
Hair removal methods are numerous, but there are generally two major forms: depilation and epilation. Depilation represents the removal of the body hair, but just the part above the skin surface, while epilation represents removal of the entire hair and that includes also the part below the skin surface. Epilation methods include lasers, epilation devices, threading, electrolysis and waxing.
Waxing is a semi-permanent epilation method and can be applied to almost any body area including face, bikini area, arms, chest, abdomen, back etc. Strip waxing is epilation method performed by spreading a wax as a thin layer over the skin. After that cloths or paper strips are pressed and quickly ripped of. Hard waxing is epilation method performed by spreading thick layer of hot wax over the skin. When wax cools down, it hardens and then it is easy to be removed along with the body hair. Hard waxing is particularly good epilation method for people who have sensitive skin. Electrolysis is very effective method for hair removal. The cosmeticians slide a solid thin metal probe into every hair follicle without puncturing the skin. Then, electricity is delivered through the probe into hair follicle and that damages hair generating areas.