Artifacts have been found that researchers believe were once used as hair removal tools and date them back to 100,000 BC. Hair removal treatment has come a long way since then.
Instead of using shells, we have razors, tweezers, and lasers. We are going to go over a few hair removal methods so you can be informed and choose the best one for you.
Shaving is the most temporary hair removal method. It cuts the hair off at the surface of the skin. When the hair grows back it will have a blunt end instead of a naturally tapered tip.
This causes people to believe the hair grew back thicker. However, shaving doesn’t affect the speed or thickness of your hair growth.
If you remove the hair from the follicle, the hair will not appear at the surface as quickly. Physically removing the hair will last longer and is an inexpensive method. Here are a few different ways to remove hair at the follicle.
This is a common way to remove stray eyebrows and shape them. Plucking the hairs on another part of your body, such as your legs or arms will be time-consuming.
You can melt your hair away by using depilatories. It is a combination of chemicals that you will let sit on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes. After you remove the chemical paste, your hair will be gone.
Beware this can be very irritating to the skin. If you have a skin condition this may not be the best option for you. Test it out on a small section of skin first to ensure you won’t have a bad reaction.
Waxing is another effective hair removal treatment. It’s great for removing lots of hair at one time. If you are doing this method at home, pay attention to the temperature of the wax. You can easily burn yourself.
Once you apply the wax, you’ll add a piece of fabric and pull it off in the opposite direction of the hair. This is an important step, if you rip it the wrong way you will pull your skin off.
Hair removal laser treatment can be used on almost any body part and is one of the most effective ways to reduce hair. This method uses light energy to permanently damage the hair follicles and should only be done by a professional.
It usually takes 4-8 sessions and it affects everyone differently. You won’t have to deal with ingrown hairs and skin irritations that come with shaving and other methods.
A med spa is a great place to go for treatment and they often have other services you can take advantage of such as a coolsculpting treatment. If you don’t know where to go, search for “hair removal treatment near me”, look at reviews and go for a consultation before making your decision.
There are many different ways to remove unwanted hair. It may take time to figure out the best hair removal treatment for you.
Remember to always be nice to your skin. If you found this article helpful, check out our page for more tips and information.