Project Beauty recently released a blog dispelling common eyebrow hair removal myths. We’ve all heard the rumor about removing hair a certain way to keep it from growing back as fast. Some people say tweezing the eyebrows makes them grow back bushier while waxing slows hair growth. Others swear chill bumps will make leg hair grow back faster after shaving, but Project Beauty’s Elizabeth Cunnane Phillips, a trichologist from New York, explained that hair growth is predominately influenced by genetic and hormonal factors not by the hair removal method.
The providers of AYA Medical Spa understand the genetic and hormonal factors contributing to hair growth and offer laser hair removal, a permanent solution for the reduction of hair—providing up to 92% reduction. Laser hair removal works by destroying the root of the hair follicle. The hair grows in cycles, so some hairs are in a resting phase while others are actively growing. In order for laser hair removal to work, our lasers must catch each hair in its growth phase. Therefore, patients typically need at least 4-6 laser hair removal treatments (some prefer up to 8) spaced 6 weeks apart. Laser hair removal is great for removing unwanted hair from the face, legs, arms, back, underarms, chest, and bikini area, but some people draw the line with hair laser removal when it comes to their eyebrows.
Luckily for them, we have one of the most talented brow stylists in Atlanta, Nishawne Hinds. Nishawne understands what a perfectly shaped eyebrow can do for overall facial balance. Furthermore, she realizes that each person’s facial features are unique, so their eyebrow shape should also be unique and works to shape the brows in a way to enhance those features. While waxing does not permanently reduce hair growth, it can effectively remove unwanted hair from the brows, chin, upper lip, cheeks, etc.
Some women may have the opposite problem and have too few eyebrow hairs to work with. Our skilled permanent makeup technician, Robin Hays, can tattoo pigment to imitate eyebrows. With a variety of colors to match any hair color and skin tone, cosmetic tattoos can also be used similar make up and are often applied to the lips to look like lipstick and lip liner as well as around the eyes to mimic eyeliner. Additionally, permanent makeup can be used to conceal scars or to put the finishing touches on breast reconstruction with areola pigmentation.
Whether you have too little hair or too much hair, AYA Medical Spa has a workable solution for you. If you’re bothered by sparse eyelashes, be sure to check out our blog on AYA’s lash services. Patients can use FDA approved Latisse® to grow longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes, or they can pay a visit to our lash stylist for Xtreme® Lash extensions. Visit our website to find out more about our services, and contact us to schedule a pre-treatment skin analysis. If you haven’t already, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.