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Hair Removal Ch.17

Study of hair removal

Hirsutism Excessive hair growth on the face,arms & legs,especially in women
Hypertrichosis Excessive hair growth where hair does not normally grow
Anagen the growth stage during which new hair is produced ( 1st thing in hair growth)
Catagen the transition stage of hair grown (the 2nd thing in hair growth.Where new hair is coming up
Telogen The final, or resting stage of hair growth.(The final thing in hair growth).Hair is shown on the skin
hair bulb Thick,club-shaped structure that forms the lower part of the hair root.(think club=bulb,they both rhyme!)
Hair Papilla Cone-shaped elevation at the base of the follicle,fits into the bulb
Trichology The study of hair & it's diseases. (Trichos is a Greek word for "hair".Trich=hair
Hair follicle Mass of epidermal cells,extending down into the dermis & forming a small tube.
pilosebaceous follicle the unit contains both the sebaceous appendage & the hair shaft
Bromhydrosis body odor
arrector pili muscle Inserts into the base of the follicle.When the muscle contracts,the hair stands straight up, causing "goosebumps".
How many follicles does the face per square inch? 3,200 follicles per square inch
lanugo hair on a fetus,it's soft & downy.
Vellus very fine soft hair
How long does it take for hair to grow? It takes 4-13 wks. for the hair to grown from the papilla to the surface of the skin depending in areas part of the body
Electrolysis Removing hair by using electricity.The permanent hair removal.Electrolysis should be performed by an certified & licenced ( if the state requires it) electrologist
Thermolysis A high frequency current to produce heat,which coagulates & destroys the hair follicle ( papilla) through heat.This is known as the needle method.The most popular
Blend Combines both systems,sending current through a fine needle or probe.
Galvanic Electrolysis Uses direct current which causes chemical decomposition of the hair follicle
Photoepilation Uses intense light to destroy the growth cells of the hair bulb.Both IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) & laser hair removal are used to reduce hair growth
Laser hair removal A photoepilation hair reduction treatment in which a laser beam is being pulsed on the skin using ONE WAVELENGTH at a time, impairing hair growth; an intense pulse of electromagnetic radiation
LASER An acronym for LIGHT AMPLIFICATION by STIMULATED emission of RADIATION.Lasers use intense pulses of electromagnetic radiation
Depilation Aka products like nair. It's a process of removing hair at or near the level of the skin.Both shaving & chemical depilation are included in this category.The main method of depilation is shaving.
Shaving A daily ritual for most men.Any form of a depilation method,the hair is removed down to the skin's surface.Shaving is a temporary method of hair removal that can irritate the skin.
Barbae Folliculitis Aka ingrown hairs.Infected follicles.This can be helped by changing the correction of shaving
Depilatory A substance,using a caustic alkali preparation,used for temp. removing superfluous hair by dissolving it at the skin level
Pseudofolliculitis barbae Aka razor bumps,Barber's itch, Folliculitis barbae traumatica.
Epilation They are: tweezing,Electronic tweezing (ie:Another way of removing superfluous hair. It transmits radio frequency energy down to the hair shaft to the hair follicle)Sugaring,Threading & Waxing
Sugaring An ancient technique using sugar,water & lemon juice.This is good for sensitive skin or who reacts to bumps or redness after waxes.It can be removed from the direction of the hair growth
Threading Another ancient technique which is still practiced in middle eastern cultures today.This method has become very popular
Waxing The primary technique of hair removal used by estheticians.Wax can come in soft or hard recommended by the manufacturer.Wax is applied evenly over the hair & removed.The recommended time between waxing is 4-6 weeks
Soft wax is applied thin covered w/ a strip made of pellon & muslin material,which can remove the hair very fast.All soft wax is APPLIED IN THE SAME DIRECTION OF THE HAIR GROWS OUT OF THE FOLLICLE & REMOVED IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF THE HAIR GROWTH
Hard wax Applied thick "wet" layer that hardens after it cools(No need of a strip to pull hair out)
Hair Root Part of the hair that lies within the follicle at its base,where the hair growth
Hair Shaft Portion of the hair that extends or projects beyond the skin,consisting of the outer layer (cuticle),inner layer(medulla), & middle layer (cortex).Color changes happen in the cortex
Created by: CLGagnon