Last Updated on 8th August 2017
Unwanted hair has been, at the very least, an inconvenience for people for centuries. As you well know, using razors has many problems associated with it. Even with great skill, there will always be the occasional nick or cut from a blade. To make matters worse, the blade must be very sharp or you won’t get the close shave you need and not just for appearance but also for a smooth. To make the problem worse, most people need to shave every day. Some people are lucky and can get by with longer a period of time between shaving, but it is usually a hassle for everybody. The following are few ways that hair can be removed. All of these techniques are thought of as being better than a razor, but they have advantages and disadvantages to each of them.
Wax treatments for removing hair
Hot waxing treatments are very popular, especially for women. There are kits available at beauty retail stores that are good for small areas such as the upper lip. However, for larger areas like legs, it is often best to have it done by a professional. Although hot waxing hair removal will last longer than a razor cut, the hair will grow back. Naturally, how long this takes will depend upon the individual, but it will last anywhere from three to six days before you need another treatment. The hair has a tendency to grow back slowly the first few days because the hair was pulled out by the roots. One of the downsides of this type of treatment is that some people think it is painful. In addition, not all of the hair may come off with the first application of wax, so it may need to be done a second time.
Electrolysis treatments for removing hair
Having your hair removed by electrolysis is taking hair removal to an entirely new level. This technique uses electricity that is applied directly to the follicles and destroys all of the hair as well as the tissue that contributes to the growth of hair. In short, the hair is permanently gone. This may sound too good to be true, but there are trade offs. The treatment must be done to each individual hair, so it is limited to smaller areas of the body, at least for practical reasons. Destroying the hair does not work completely with one treatment. The hair will usually grow back, although it will be thinner and finer in texture. Treatments will usually be needed once or twice a week until the hair is completely gone. Depending upon how much hair needs to be removed, the time for electrolysis treatment to be completed can be several weeks.
Laser treatments for removing hair
Obviously, this option uses lasers to destroy the hair, but unlike electrolysis, this treatment last longer. After undergoing a laser treatment, typically you won’t have to return for at least six weeks, perhaps longer. Laser hair removal also has the advantage over the other permanent method of hair removal, electrolysis, by being less painful. Electrolysis is notorious for the pain it induces, at least relative to laser treatments.
Ultimately, you are the one who must decide the best course of treatment. How much hair you need removed as well as the cost will be two big factors.