Hair Removal ? Chapter 21 Unwanted or overly abundant hair is a common problem that affects both man and women. Woman ? Primary Clients Upper Lip Cheeks Chin Neck Underarms Naval Bikini line Buttocks Legs Hair removal is on the rise for men Client Consultation Questionnaire ? each client should complete a detailed questionnaire prior to receiving service. Disclose medications ? both topical and oral Known skin disorders or allergies Release form ? signed prior to the service. Reminding the client to be honest about disclosing all information. Contraindications ? any condition or disease that makes an indicated treatment or medication inadvisable. Rosacea or very sensitive skin Sunburn History of fever blisters or cold sores Presence of pustules or papules Recent chemical peel using glycolic, salicylic or other acid-based product. Recent botox or collagen injections Cosmetic or reconstructive surgery Medications affecting hair removal services Retin-A, Renova, hydroquinone or similar products Blood-thinning medications Topical or oral cortisone medication Accutane Permanent Hair Removal Electrolysis The removal of hair by means of an electric current that destroys the root of the hair Current applied with fine, needle shape electrode. The electrode is inserted into the hair follicle Can be painful, time consuming, and expensive Can only be performed by a licensed electrologist. Photo-epilation The treatment uses intense pulsed light to destroy hair follicles Approved by FDA Minimal side effects Bean is boarder than a laser/less time Requires no needles ? eliminates the risk of infection Can clear 50-60% of hair in 12 weeks Administered by a cosmetologist and estheticians ? training is provided by manufacturer; state law determines who can perform service. Laser hair removal A laser beam is pulsed on the skin, impairing the hair follicle Rapid, gentle removal of unwanted hair Most effective when hair is in the anagen phase Coarse, dark hair responds best 0 for some, laser is permanent; others re-growth is slowed down Requires specialized training ? state law determines who is allowed to perform this service. Temporary Methods of hair removal Shaving Quick and convenient Men?s facial hair Women?s legs and underarm Can result in irritation, ingrown hairs, and nicks from the blade. Electric clippers can be used to remove unwanted hair at the nape of the neck. Tweezing Electronic tweezers Depilatories Epilators Threading sugaring
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