Hair Removal Alternative Smoothing Things Over, Permanently

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – We all show a little more skin during the summer months.  And that keeps salons that specialize in hair removal pretty busy during this time of year.

But those treatments can be painful or expensive.  Now, there’s a new, permanent way to remove unwanted hair.

Shaving and waxing are only temporary. Electrolysis is painful. And some people have been burned by laser treatments for hair removal.

But Julianna Pabst, the owner of Julianna and Dane Salon and Spa in Dallas, says Depilar is “a great alternative that’s safe and there is no risk of being burnt.”

The treatment has been used for years in Europe but is relatively new in the U.S.

The Depilar system uses a two-part enzyme which reduces hair growth by 20% with each treatment. And Pabst says it is effective on all hair types.

Pabst says the process begins by cleansing the skin, then hard French wax is used to remove the hair. Once the hair is pulled out of the follicle, the enzyme is worked in while the follicle is still open and it destroys the papilla.

Dermatologists agree that it sounds good in theory.  Dr. Patricia Wexler, a Cosmetic Dermatological Surgeon, says “There is viability to this treatment. You have an open, empty follicle and so your putting something in the follicle and hoping to destroy that follicle.” But she warns, “With anything new, you want to make sure that it’s good for your skin type.”

Julianna’s client Cecilia Coggeshall started growing coarse, grey hair on her chin after menopause. She says her Depilar treatments are going well and that so far, unlike other hair removal options, she’s had no reaction.

Cecilia has had four treatments and has about eight more to go before the hair on her chin is completely gone.

Pabst says the Depilar treatments cost three to four times more than the price of normal waxing. But the results are permanent.

Julianna and Dane Salon and Spa
5710 Marquita Ave
Studio C
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-1025


One Comment

  1. upchkn says:

    Results are permanent? That’s what they told me about the laser treatment. Oh, and that because of my skin and hair color, I’d need up to 4 more of the $125 treatments. Good luck with this one, hope it works.

  2. Girl Watcher says:

    Time to get those slingshot bathing suits and micro mini skirts out girls! Love the eye candy….

  3. carrie says:

    wow if that works as well as the story seems to make it out to be, that could really take the wind out of the sails for lasers and electrolysis. I’m really surprised i haven’t heard of this until now. The latest thing that has been working for me is using a spray on hair growth inhibitor after i wax. It makes the hair growth twice as slow as it is normally.

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