Lots of people have a problem with unwanted hair and there are a number of effective ways to get rid of it which will allow you to avoid razors, painful waxing and messy creams. The best way to choose which is best for you is to understand what each hair removal method entails and what to expect.


Originating in Asia, threading is one of the oldest ways to get rid of unwanted hair, particularly on the upper lip, and to shape eyebrows. Unlike many other types of hair removal, it is seen to be one of the gentlest techniques as it is less likely to be skin abrasive as it does not require the previous application of harsh chemicals or creams.

When the method is used, warm water on a damp towel or sponge is often used to make the hairs easier to remove. The process of threading, as its name suggests, includes the use of cotton thread which is twisted to lasso individual hairs and remove them from their follicles.

With this technique being considered as an ancient art in itself, it is wise to go to a professional rather than do it yourself, as the latter could result in you simply breaking off the tips of the individual hairs, rather than removing them completely. Many women report for the effects of this to last up to six weeks.


The method of electrolysis hair removal is seen to be a more long-term solution, and for some individuals a permanent solution to unwanted hair. The method often includes the use of a fine metal probe into each individual hair follicle, to send it an electric current and destroy it. There are three methods known: Thermolysis, galvanic and the blend techniques.

While all three are commonly used, it can be argued that the use of a Sterex Blend is seen to be most safe, least damaging for the skin and reliable in achieving a good outcome. This technique has been hailed by many as one of the best ways around to be rid of hair. However, those considering it should be prepared for a number of sessions and should go to a reliable company, as some claim that poor electrolysis have left their skin discoloured.

Laser hair removal

One of the more popular procedures being opted for now is laser hair removal, which involves the use of lasers to be absorbed by the pigment of hair. This process can be repeated a number of times; but the exact treatment will vary from person to person, due to variations in skin and hair colour and hair density.

It is sometimes a concern from Asian and Afro-Caribbean individuals that the procedure will not work on them, but the right specialist should be able to offer you a service tailored to your needs. One of the best techniques of laser hair removal is the Bio-med Duo system which many argue involves the use of light sources considered the safest and most likely to provide good results. Unlike electrolysis, the procedure does not involve touching your skin.

Please contact us to discuss permanent hair removal treatments in more detail.

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