Here's the fact: There is no 100% guaranteed permanent hair removal method. Electrolysis is approved by the FDA for permanent hair removal, and has the best overall results over any other method for ridding hair for long periods of time, or even permanently. But studies have shown it doesn't give everyone these permanent results.
We've All Heard the ClaimsYes, there are plenty of gadgets, machines and treatments promising permanent hair removal. These companies are outright lying or twisting the term 'permanent' when you read their fine print. You not only have to watch out for products you see on the Internet, even professional treatments guaranteeing you'll be hair free forever.
Isn't Laser Hair Removal Permanent?Some laser centers make it sound that you'll never have to be reunited with your hair again, just by getting the right amount of visits with their machine. As to date, there is no laser equipment that has been approved by the FDA for permanent hair removal. However, the FDA has approved laser hair removal machines with permanent hair reduction because it can rid hair on the right candidates for long periods of time, with multiple treatments.
Hair growing back at some point is still possible, whether it's a reduced amount, finer version, or combination of both. According to The Mayo Clinic, lasers can reduce hair counts 40% to 80%.
Read my reviews and results trying home laser and IPL (intense pulsed light) hair removal devices cleared by the FDA: Tria and Silk'n.
Other hair removal methods may also reduce the amount of hair over time. Repeated tweezing, waxing, sugaring, and threading can damage the hair follicle to the point where it no longer grows hair.