Hair Removal Medication
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Prescriptions: Quite Possibly this Century’s Answer to Hair Removal
In a society that is obsessed with conforming to the "correct" aesthetic codes, pills that miraculously "cure" any imperfections are saturating the pharmacy shelves. Pills that can make you slim, pills that can stave off baldness, and pills that can eradicate acne are readily available.
In a culture where having smooth bodies and faces has become synonymous with beauty, the hair removal industry is highly competitive and it was almost inevitable that the day would arrive when there would be pills available to help remove unwanted hair from our bodies. And they do make sense.
How prescription oral medications are an effective method of hair removal
There has been a lot of dedication and research carried out to understand how prescription drugs can influence the hair on our bodies. Many such medications, which have been tried and tested, have shown encouraging results, and in most cases, they have significantly reduced hair growth and in some cases have even stopped hair from growing on the skin.
Although taking such prescriptions as a means to curb hair growth on our bodies is deemed to be a safe and effective method of hair removal, as with all medications, due to the possible side effects, it is essential that you consult the advice of a doctor before you start taking prescription oral hair removal pills or creams.
Oral Prescriptions versus prescription creams
Prescriptions to aid hair removal are not limited to tablet form and are also available in creams. "Taking a pill" is less time-consuming, less messy, and more convenient, although for those who do not like the thought of ingesting hair removal drugs orally, or cannot swallow pills, medication creams may be a more desirable option.
The advantages of oral prescriptions as a method to control excess facial and body hair
The fact that taking pills is completely painless has to be a welcome change to many of the other eye-watering, knuckle-clenching methods of hair removal. While most hair removal treatments are only temporary, oral prescription drugs can permanently stop facial and body hair from growing.
Another big advantage of this method of hair removal is that there is no mess involved and there is no need for any equipment. All that is required is the medication and a glass of water! Oral prescription hair removal pills are indisputably the least time-consuming of the hair removal methods.
Aside from the initial consultation with a doctor, taking a pill each day only takes seconds - a stark contrast to wrestling with razors and waxing strips or sitting in a salon waiting room for hours.
While other so-called "permanent" methods of hair removal are limited in their capabilities of what color and texture of hair they can remove, prescription medications are less discriminating on such issues and are capable of removing all colors and textures of body and facial hair.
The disadvantages of hair removal prescriptions
Unwanted side effects are the biggest drawback of prescriptions as a method of removing unwanted body hair. These side effects vary from drug to drug and from each individual taking the medication. Some prescription pills and creams can cause irritation and redness of the skin, while others can affect the menstrual cycles of women. Moods can also be affected by some prescription drugs.
To minimize the chances of any side effects, be sure to inform your doctor of any allergies you may have or any other medications you are taking, as this will influence the doctor's decision of which drug to prescribe to you. Another disadvantage of prescription hair removal medications is that it does not work "overnight" and it can take time for your body to adjust to the chemicals and for the drugs to start working. An alternative hair removal method is therefore usually required before the medication starts to "take effect".
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