It’s not just for men! Many women also turn to shaving to
get rid of unwanted peach fuzz.
However, it’s best to be careful if you have sensitive or
acne-prone skin: shaving across active acne lesions can cause cuts to your skin
and cause further inflammation.
This breaks down the chemical structure in hair follicles,
causing it to weaken and dissolve. This leaves hair strands in a state that is
weakened enough so that they’re easy to rub off with the cream.
However, such creams can be irritating to sensitive skin and
should be used with caution. If you opt for this method of facial hair removal,
make sure you do a patch test first to ensure that the cream works for you.
Unlike laser treatments that emit concentrated pulses of
light directed at your hair follicles, intensed pulse light (IPL) treatments
emit broad, scattered pulses of light across the treatment area.
This means that the light energy from IPL treatments is
directed at both your hair follicles and your skin, making it effective only
for those with fairer skin and dark hair.