Techniques for Hair Removal
Many people have unwanted hair on their bodies. Unwanted hair can be due to many causes, the simple natural growth of hair, genetics, medications such as steroids, higher levels of certain hormones, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. The most common areas that one might want to remove hair is on the upper lip, chin, cheeks, back, legs, fingers, feet, and toes. There are several ways to remove unwanted hair, some permanent and others that require maintenance.
Shaving is a very normal and common type of hair removal technique. Shaving should only be reserved for leg, public, and arm hair. The downside to shaving is painful and can cause ingrown hairs and needs to perform often.
Plucking also known as tweezing can be painful but is a good option if you have a few hairs you want to remove yourself. Plucking is great for when you want to pluck your inner eyebrows or weekly maintenance between appointments. It is not recommended to use this method for large areas as it can cause possible scarring.
Hair removal creams are also known as depilatory creams. The chemicals in these products dissolve the hair shaft. Using a cream improperly, such as leaving it on too long, can burn your skin. It is recommended to avoid hair removal cream due to the risk of skin reaction.
Threading is a method of hair removal that many salons offer mainly for the eyebrows or face. Professionals who do threading use strings that they twist into a pattern that pulls unwanted hair out. This can be an extremely painful method of hair removal and it tends to grow back as often as plucking.
Having hot waxing done by a professional is highly recommended. If you choose to do this yourself at home, it can be extremely messy and painful and may still leave some hairs behind. If you are interested in waxing, visit a professional for hot waxing on any part of your body but especially in the bikini area. Professionals will be able to give you a very clean and beautiful wax job to remove all hairs.
Laser hair removal
This is the longest-lasting method of hair removal. Laser hair removal is done with a laser beam or a light pulse that works to destroy the hair bulb. The treatment can be more expensive than other methods and is slightly painful. The plus side is it is quick and can be used on many different parts of the body.
Laser hair removal generally takes 6-8 treatments that are spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The number of treatments you need will depend on the type of hair you grow. For those with darker and coarser hair, the treatments will be more effective. If you have freckles, you may want to avoid those areas of your body but talk to a professional about your options.
If you are considering hair removal, whether it is for waxing or laser hair removal, My Moxie Med Spa, a hair removal company, can help you with all your hair removal needs.