The Best Permanent Body Hair Removal Methods

The desire for body hair removal has been around for a long time. It’s known that women form ancient Egypt and Greece shaved not only for hygiene reasons but also to improve their look of youth and beauty. Now body builders of both sexes use body hair removal as a means of perfecting their smooth oiled appearance. The reasons are many, but suffice to say that body image and self esteem play a major role.

If you are interested in having a permanent body hair removal method or procedure done, it is extremely important that you are first knowledge in the matter overall, and that you understand that there are in fact several different permanent body hair removal methods that you have to choose from.

Permanent Body Hair Removal Techniques

Given below is information about the most common techniques applied for the removal of body hair.

Electrolysis:

Electrolysis is a method of permanent body hair removal which is basically a way of removing individual hairs from a person’s face or body, and in regards to how many treatments you will need, since there are many factors involved which influence hair growth, you will most likely need to return for several visits before this can be decided.

In regards to the pain involved in this permanent body hair removal method, it is considered as being basically completely painless, and usually does not cause any discomfort at all, as some of the more modern electrolysis methods have reduced any discomfort that was there to a mere tingling, and just in case, if you wish, or if you are planning to have the electrolysis done on a particularly sensitive part of the body, such as the underarm or bikini area, you can have a topical anesthetic used.

In regards to electrolysis, a lot of the times professionals consider that more temporary methods are better, in that waxing or depilatory creams for instance, may be easier and safer for more people; with electrolysis, if you have sensitive skin, you run the risk of breaking out or of having a form of allergic reaction.

Shaving:

This is probably the cheapest, quickest and easiest method of home hair removal, but it’s best for legs and underarms rather than arms and face because regrowth is generally quick and prickly. This is not simply because shaving makes hair grow thicker (if that were so the baldness problem would be solved), but because the hair is cut bluntly at the skin surface and the hairs’ fine points removed. And regrowth tends to be darker and therefore most obvious.

The best kind of razor for legs or underarms hair removal is one with a shaped head using single edged blades to reduce the possibility of accidental cuts or nicks. To get a smooth finish, use plenty of foamy lather a man’s aerosol shaving foam makes the job much easier. After shaving, rinse away all the soap and dust on a little talcum powder. Don’t apply an antiperspirant under arms directly after shaving because it will sting (at the very least) and may even cause a rash.

Waxing:

Usually employed by women though, men are also considering this method to remove their body hair. A hot wax is applied on the areas of unwanted body hair, such as arms, underarms and legs. Before the wax cools, an absorbent cloth is placed over it. The cloth is then stripped off in one quick motion, which removes the hair sticking beneath it. Although painful, this is an easy method to get rid of body hair.

Trimming:

Another easy method to get rid of body hair is to trim it. This is less painful as compared to waxing and takes little time for cleaning. Unwanted hair present in arms, hands, legs and feet can be easily removed by trimming. To trim your body hair, you need to make use of a pair of clippers with an adjustable guard. A beard trimmer can serve the purpose.

Laser:

This method is the most popular and commonly used, and it is an increasingly evolving procedure, to which it is considered that no matter what type of skin you have, this procedure will be both safe and effective for you. Laser hair removal is a form of permanent hair removal which is used by those people who want to get rid of excess hair that is on their body.

Basically everyone is eligible to get this procedure done, and during this procedure, and what happens here is that the doctor will pressure a hand-held laser instrument onto your skin, and once the laser is activated, the laser light then passes through your skin’s surface to the hair follicles from which the hair originates, and it is the intense heat that is produced by the laser that damages the hair follicle, thus inhibiting hair growth.

Hair Removing Creams:

Hair removing creams, known as depilatories, are effective in removing unwanted body hair. This process is not painful, is very effective and takes less time as well. All you need to do is smear the cream on the areas of unwanted hair growth. Wait for about ten minutes, so that it dissolves your hair. Remove it with a clean cloth and rinse the area with water.

No hair removal method up to this time it completely ideal. Some pain, expense, time, and inconvenience will be involved. Individuals vary as to their priorities and/or discomfort level. Use the summary above to decide which of the nine main body hair removal methods is most suitable for you.

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  1. Good post on The Best Permanent Body Hair Removal Methods.

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