| by: Chileshe Mwape
Most people are spending a lot of money on the
latest techniques to remove unwanted hair on their faces, legs, arms,
chests, backs and private areas. Is it possible to remove hair from such
large surface areas? And more importantly, is doing so safe? The answer
to both questions is, yes. Body hair removal is possible and if done
correctly, and in some cases by a licensed professional, it is also
1. Hair Removal by Laser Treatments.
One of the fastest ways to remove unwanted body
hair is by undergoing laser treatments. Although this is the most
expensive approach, laser hair removal is the most effective at
permanently eliminating body hair. Unlike electrolysis, where each hair
follicle must be dealt with individually making the process extremely
time-consuming and painful, laser therapy can impact several follicles
simultaneously, which greatly speeds up the process. It's great for
removing hair from the back and chest, arms and legs.
As stated already however, the costs are extreme.
To do an area as large as the back will cost several thousand dollars,
and that's per treatment. Several treatments are necessary because the
laser technique can only impact hair that is currently in a growing
stage. Also, there will be places where hair will re-grow and although
it will re-grow finer and lighter, in order to be permanent, the hair
follicle needs to be rendered incapable of growing new hair.
2. Hair Removal by Waxing
The next best method of removing body hair is
waxing. Far less expensive than laser treatments and even electrolysis,
waxing works by extracting hairs out of their shafts. Because the hair
follicle is not specifically and purposely damaged, hair will re-grow,
but it will take several weeks for it to reappear. Repetitive
application of this hair removal process may ultimately affect the
follicle and cause hair growth to cease, however, this is not guaranteed
which is why waxing cannot be considered a permanent hair removal
Waxing, or sugaring if you're sensitive to wax or
prefer an organic solution, works by applying a layer of cold or hot wax
or a sugar-based mixture directly on the area where hair is to be
removed. After allowing to harden it is very quickly peeled away from
the skin, in the opposite direction of the hair growth and viola – the
body hair is pulled free from that area. The process is repeated until
the entire body surface is free of hair. It is possible to do this at
home, but since most of us have a low tolerance to self-inflicted pain,
you'll get better and faster results if you leave this type of work to
someone else, at least for the first few times.
If you think it's time to remove unwanted body
hair, whether for cosmetic reasons, sports-related competitions or any
other reason, go with laser therapy if you can afford it or waxing.
They're the best for removing large expanses of body hair.