Many people have unwanted body and facial hair, which they would happily do without given the chance. Whether you struggle with a hairy top lip, you have hair on your back or you’re looking for a solution for armpit and leg hair, there are treatments and methods out there that can be beneficial.
Body hair is completely normal and its part of the body’s mechanism to keep warm and reduce the risk of damage, illness and injury; however, sometimes, people have more hair than they would like or hair in places that they would rather not have any hair and hair removal treatments are very popular. Here are some of the best ways to get rid of unwanted body and facial hair:
Shaving is a common hair removal method among men and women and it involves using a razor to gently cut the hair at the point where the hair comes through the follicle onto the surface of the skin. Shaving is a short-term solution and if your hair grows very quickly, you may need to do it on a regular basis. Shaving is easy, quick and inexpensive and you can do at home. You can buy disposable razors or pay slightly more for a better quality razor and it’s always a good idea to use shaving cream or gel to moisturise and nourish the skin. You can shave lots of different parts of the body, including the legs, bikini line and armpits.
Waxing is a very popular option for hair removal, especially for the legs, bikini line and back, as it produces long-term results. The hair grows back much slower than when you shave because it removes the hair at the root; usually, it takes around 4-6 weeks for the hair to grow back. Waxing can also be used on the face for shaping the eyebrows and removing hair from the upper lip; it is suitable for men and women and you can do it at home or visit a beauty salon to have it done professionally.
Epilating is a technique, which involves using a device called an epilator to remove hair. Epilators grab several hairs at the same time and they can be painful because they remove hair from the roots. Epilating is an effective long-term means of removing hair and the results last a long longer than shaving; however, it can be uncomfortable and you do have to invest in an epilator, which is more expensive than a razor. If you are good with pain and you have a fairly high pain threshold, epilating is a really good choice because it means you can go for weeks without worrying about hairy legs. Modern epilators are also very innovative and sleek and they are much less painful than the epilators of old.
Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is a long-term solution for unwanted body hair and it represents a breakthrough for people who really struggle with excessive hair. Although laser hair removal does not remove hair permanently, it greatly reduces the amount and volume of hair and therefore it represents a long-term option. It can be carried out on most parts of the body and it involves destroying the hair follicles using laser technology; the laser beam is absorbed by pigments in the follicle and this destroys the follicle. The hair that grows back is much lighter and finer and there is a significant reduction in the amount of hair that is visible and some patients report permanent hair loss. Leeds laser hair treatment involves a number of sessions; the number varies depending on the thickness of the hair and the body part. Laser hair removal does seem like an expensive option, however, in the long-term it may work out cheaper than paying for waxing treatment every month.