Alternative Permanent Hair Removal?

Anonymous (@) 8 years, 9 months ago

So I’ve began groing bodyhair in places I don’t want to have body hair – it’s my shoulders. After wandering the forums of HE for some time I know by now that this is just me being insecure and falling pray to the social-commercial bias that is today, and I shouldn’t really care at all.

However, I do care and I am not too keen on this newly developed bodyhair. So I’ve been reading about removal techniques and there isn’t that many techniques to choose from. Permanent solutions would be laser treatments, and so on, but they’re time-consuming and expensive, and honestly, I’d rather just wax or shave rather than paying thousands.

Anyhow, I’ve been looking for alternative permanent hair removal techniques, in hope of finding some awesome treatment; maybe ancient and forgotten, or something like that.

Do you know of any good solutions? If not “ancient”, or whatever, what else tips you got?

February 14, 2013 at 2:48 pm
Anonymous (272) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

You’re a talking monkey, accept it. Quit trying to fight it

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Anonymous (24) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@ballsackturtles23, haha. I’m a stoned ape.

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Anonymous (19) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@iphenomena, You can just shave it? I know it’s a hassle but the shoulders seem like an easy place to shave. Wont take more than a couple of minutes.

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kalifornia (10) (@kaliholiday) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@iphenomena, Well, your very limited on options here. Laser hair removal is pretty preferable to most because it doesn’t exactly “permanently” remove your hair. It can cause hair to stop growing for long periods of time, or thin it. But it won’t fully stop it. Like you said though, this procedure is costly, and time consuming. Note that laser hair removal only works or people with contrasting skin and hair, i.e. black hair on white skin. – it won’t work very well with blond hair on white skin.

Electrolysis is a actually permanent removal option – although it sounds kinda scary. The hair folicals are “shocked” and killed. They will never produce hair again. I’m not sure how safe this is (or costly, or time consuming… or painful), but it’s an option.

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Anonymous (24) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@frustratedpanda, Yeah, I know. I’m afraid of making it worse, though. I’ve read that about shaving – it makes the hair thicker. So if I have tiny hairs in that area they would get thicker too, and then I’d have full on paddings on my shoulders. haha. Maybe I’ll just do that and embrace my primate heritage.

@kaliholiday, Thanks for input.
Add-on: Ultrasound hair removal is apparently the newest in hair removal techinques, and can remove all hair types. The problem is that the current technology can only remove one hair at a time, and therefore isn’t very efficient and suitable for larger areas. It’s also expensive.

Wonder why it’s so damn hard to develop a fully efficient hair removal technology? Is it because it’s actually really, really hard, or is it like almost every other industry technology; it’s held back for profit… lol

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kalifornia (10) (@kaliholiday) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@iphenomena, Being held back by profit seems fairly unlikely, i can see huge profit potential in a fast, permanent, and pain free hair removal . Especially in targeting women – most people avoid hair removal due to the slow slow procces, and shaving is much easier.

If ya think about it, it’s fairly hard to stop hair from growing. It’s like stopping your gland from secreting oil, or stopping your marrow from creating blood cells. it’s just… hard to do haha. You can kill the cells that do their job, or cut of other functions that lead to hair creation… but in the end something has to go.

Still, my dream is that one day we’ll have a hair removal option that is not permanent – so one year you could go without any facial hair, and the next year you can decide to grow it out. That would bee cool haha

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Cody (472) (@versai) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@iphenomena, ancient, permanent hair-removal techniques? haha a razor is as high-tech as it gets back then. Don’t worry though, that’s only a myth that hair grows back thicker after being shaved. Simply not true… although who knows, if you’re starting to develop hair there, there could always be more on the way. I honestly wouldn’t think anything of it… some girls I know shave their forearms and even that is a little extreme IMO. I know another girl who doesn’t even shave her pits and she’s fucking adorable! I appreciate that she’s more secure than that–she doesn’t think twice and neither do I. Hair is such an insignificant thought.. especially on the arms.

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Anonymous (24) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@kaliholiday, Touché. Or.. I could actually see profit in it. Think about it.. It’s actually a huge market right now, and with the current technology it’s likely to stay like that for many years. If a fully functional permanent hair removal technology were to be released it would make big money for a limited amount of time, then it would spiral down and stabilize as you’d only need to do the treatment once. At least for many years.

hehe. Yeah, I realize that. I was leaning more towards improving current technology. Say the ultrasound technology. It can only do one hair at a time, but is efficient against all hairtypes – this is because the ultrasound is led, if you will, to enter the hair shaft via a metal tweezer in order to be able to target it. What if we could develop some sort of chemical, in gel form perhaps, that would act as a ultrasonic waveguide and allow for a bigger surface area to be targeted. But how does one do this without letting the skin get targeted by the ultrawaves as well? I don’t know… Is it that hard to figure out? Yeah, pobably.. haha.

Hahaha. Totally. I would do that.

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Anonymous (24) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@versai, hehe. Yeah, I figured. But you never know. Maybe there’s some old techniques of using some kind of strong acidic herb or something. haha. I’m just stretching out just in case I’ve missed something while searching for options.

I admire those who have that ability to simply not care about such insignificant things, but I’m unfortunelately not one of them. But it’s not like it destroys my life or anything. I’d just rather be without it.

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kalifornia (10) (@kaliholiday) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@iphenomena, hmm, your pretty right about how it would work in terms of marketing. That’s just how it goes down with all other sorts of medicines nowadays.

I’m wondering if there is a way to target all of your hair at once, i’m no expert on how hair removal works haha, but i feel like the “zap each and every hair follicle” approach has its dangers and limits. It would be soo could to just target each hair on your body and zap it away, but i feel like that’d have setbacks.. such as hitting your skin hahaa.

I’m thinking a pill could do its job, by somehow interrupting hair growth. But that too would not be without its dangers.

I guess in the end we humans were designed to have hair, weather we like it or not haha.

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Sephyr (15) (@sephyr) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@iphenomena,

Maybe hair is so hard to remove because it is a living, regenerative part of the human body.
The hair is ALIVE!

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Anonymous (24) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@kaliholiday, Yeah, that’s the problem with todays technology. They hit the skin. Some people have got nasty burns from this.

haha – Yeah, it’s certainly a doable thing. I’m not too keen on pills, though. Especially not with todays society. Although, it would be pretty amazing to just pop one and be rid of it. lol

lol. Yeah, although bodyhair seems to be a thing that’s going to be a distant memory sometime in the future.

@sephyr, Yes, I know. But I’d rather not be mistaken for a lost bear on the beach in 10 years.

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JennaRL (117) (@jennaruuby) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@iphenomena, grab a pair of tweezers (or get a friend to grab a pair for you) and yank the unsightly buggers out, your peach fuzz you can leave alone! It’ll last a few weeks, and the mild pain associated with it won’t kill you, promise! :)

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Egarim (363)C (@egarim) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@iphenomena,

Fire

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