Hair Removal Methods for Eyebrows
Tweezing or Plucking
This tried and true method has long lasting results and offers excellent accuracy. The entire
root is yanked out which means it takes longer for it to grow & emerge from the follicle. And
since each strand is plucked individually, you can achieve whatever shape you want - thin or
tapered. The only drawback to this method is that it is extremely time-consuming and requires
patience - lots and lots of patience.
Hair Removal Creams
Even though most manufacturers say that their products should not be used on your face,
people still do it and like the results. Putting these chemical concoctions, even the
sensitive formulations, near the eye can lead to irritation and even a chemical burn. The
skin is very thin & sensitive and the
hair removal cream
can melt & run with steam & perspiration. However, the low cost & easy convenience
make this method attractive to some. Be careful.
Hair removal has to be done very carefully around the sensitive eyes.
Okay, tweezing is bad enough but pulling out lots of eyebrow hairs all at once, now that's
just torture. Dry and
wet epilators are meant
for the large body parts, like the legs, arms and
back, not the delicate skin around the eyes. The
accuracy an epilator isn't great and if a hair breaks under the skin,
ingrown hairs & blemishes can result.
Also, epilators need the unwanted hairs to be at least 1/4" long... many people aren't
willing to wait that long.
Laser Hair Removal
Most clinics and dermatologists will not do laser treatments around the sensitive
eye tissue. The
laser for hair removal
uses light energy to send heat into the hair follicle where the cells
are burned & zapped. The accuracy isn't great and the risk of eye damage is high too.
This is another tried & true method and is the only one that results in permanent
removal of hair. A thin probe is inserted into
each hair follicle. An electric current is used to kill the hair-producing cells.
Electro electrolysis attacks individual
hair strands and is therefore time-consuming, but it is permanent too. If you're willing to make
the investment in time and money, this may be the best method for hair removal for the eyebrows.