If you are a woman, there are few things more embarrassing than facial hair. Unfortunately, if you shave it, it’s just going to grow back in – and worse. So, what can you do to remove the fine hairs on your face? There is a modern-day treatment for unwanted hair anywhere on the body and it’s called an alkaline wash. The treatment is suitable for men and women and can remove hair in a safe and pain free manner that will leave your skin looking smooth and clear.
What is an alkaline wash?
‘Alkaline wash’ is a branded product. It is a relatively new treatment which is used to remove unwanted hair from the face, the armpits, and other areas of the body. Unlike other popular methods of hair removal such as electrolysis and laser, the alkaline wash can target denser and finer hairs, meaning that it can target areas of the body that other treatments cannot reach. It may, however, be used in conjunction with other methods to achieve maximum results.
How does it work?
An alkaline wash begins as a powder which is mixed into a paste. This paste is then applied to the skin wherever hair removal is needed. By dissolving the underlying hair follicle, the hair is released and easily removed. With each successive treatment the regrowth of the hair slows, until eventually it will stop growing back completely.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required before hair stops growing back will vary based on a variety of factors including how the hair has been treated in the past, how long the hair has been there, why the hair is growing, etc. Some clients report changes after just one treatment, whereas others may require several treatments.
How long is a treatment?
An alkaline wash treatment runs for approximately 30 minutes.
Are there any side effects to an alkaline wash?
At the present time there are no major side effects known to accompany this treatment. It is completely painless and risk free. With that being said, some minor side effects may occur. These can include things like redness, peeling, irritation, outbreaks, slight burning sensations, and sometimes scabbing.
Where can you get an alkaline wash?
An alkaline wash should only be given by trained professionals. They are available in select spas, salons, and clinics.