A Brief Guide to Permanent Hair Removal Options in Auckland

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At-home hair removal methods are important, but they often provide short-term effects. Life is too short to spend time on tedious tasks such as hair removal, but the best treatment depends on your budget and time, as well as the colour of your skin and hair. With the tips given here, readers can learn about today’s permanent hair removal options.


IPL, or intense pulsed light, provides a permanent reduction in hair growth. Results are long-lasting, and many consider IPL to be the best remedy for lighter skin and dark hair.


This is a great option if you aren’t a good IPL candidate. If you have blond or grey hair or dark skin, IPL may not be right for you—but electrolysis can provide the results you expect.

All of these Permanent hair removal options in Auckland are available, and a consultant will help you determine the right option based on your skin, hair and budget.

Permanent Hair Removal: Is There Such a Thing?

Despite claims by various providers, there is no such thing as truly permanent hair removal. It is impossible to achieve and, to understand this fact, it’s a good idea to learn about the hair follicle’s life cycle.

Anagen (the growth phase). Here, hairs are actively growing, and the length of the phase depends on your genetics, hair colour, and follicle. For hair on the head, the growth phase lasts up to seven years but, for eyebrows, it only lasts about seven months. About 30% of your hair follicles are in anagen at any time, and treatment areas must be in this phase for IPL to be effective.

Catagen (the transitional phase). This is the short time between the growth and resting phases. Here, hairs are cut off from their blood supply and cells that create new hair, and they no longer grow.

Telogen (the resting phase). The hair doesn’t grow and follicles are dormant. The length of telogen depends on the hair type. For scalp hairs, the resting phase is short at three months while, for eyebrow hairs, it can last about nine months. Roughly 15% of hair follicles are in telogen at any time.

Because IPL is only effective on follicles in the growth phase, you can see why you may need more than one treatment to get rid of all unwanted hair. You may need to wait for follicles to go into anagen, and you never know when a dormant follicle will come back to life.

Women and Hormonal Hair

As you get older, your estrogen levels will decline as your testosterone levels increase. The unsightly result is hair growing in places where it’s never grown before or existing hairs coming in darker and faster. Hormonal hairs aren’t like normal hair—they have an irregular follicular life cycle. For such reasons, IPL may not last as long as you’d like. Here, electrolysis may be the right option, although it can be costly when used for large areas.

An Overview of IPL

IPL removes unwanted hair and is considered the ultimate solution for hair removal. It is long lasting, effective if you are a good candidate, and regrowth is fine and soft. You can get IPL on any part of your body and most parts of your face. It is minimally painful, and treatments are quick. However, it can be expensive, and it does not work on darker skin tones or for grey or blonde hair.

When you choose IPL Laser treatment in Auckland, you should look for a provider who only uses trained staff to operate the equipment. You should go to a place that offers a free initial consultation so you come away with realistic expectations. It’s also a good idea to fill out a medical survey to stay safe and healthy during the IPL process.

The Basics of Electrolysis

For hair removal by electrolysis, electrical current is sent through a needle to destroy the hair follicle at its root, and all follicles are treated individually. Electrolysis works for every hair and skin type, and it works in places where IPL isn’t the right solution. It can be time-consuming and expensive, especially if you want to treat large areas. You’ll need multiple treatments, and you may have problems with misshapen or bent hair follicles afterwards.

Men’s Hair Removal

Many men these days are opting for permanent body hair removal in Auckland. All the treatments listed here are appropriate for men, but most males have too much hair for electrolysis to be a viable option. Choose a hair removal expert who treats men for removal of chest, back, eyebrow, and other body hair.

Treating Ingrown Hairs

The only drawback to laser treatment for hair removal in Auckland is the chance of ingrown hairs, and these annoying bumps can appear anywhere on women and men. Select a provider who sells a variety of treatments for ingrown hairs, as these all work great. ProWax and TendSkin are the best choices, and they even work on sensitive skin. Just ask a team member for recommendations and help choosing the right product.

Why Choose a Hair Removal Specialist?

Hair removal has always been a top priority at Avana, and the staff is held to the highest standards. We only use the best techniques and equipment, and we pride ourselves on providing an experience that’s effective, efficient, and comfortable. If you aren’t sure which permanent hair removal in Auckland are best for you, please call Avana or visit us at avana.co.nz. The team will be glad to discuss your needs and offer personalised advice that meets your budget and other requirements. By choosing a hair removal expert, you can enjoy the smooth, hair-free skin you’ve always wanted.


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