Hair Removal

Article Highlight: Permanent Hair Removal

As any woman who regularly removes hair from unexpected or unwanted places can attest, permanent hair removal is a necessary luxury. Thanks to technological advances, permanently smooth skin is within reach. Keep reading »

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Choosing Hair Removal

Individuals choose both temporary and permanent hair removal for a variety of reasons. Whether you're interested in convenience, cosmetic appearance, or a permanent style, removing specific hair can help you achieve just the look you desire. Hair removal is not for everyone, however. Because hair that has been removed tends to regrow in a darker shade and with a coarser texture, it can be tedious to continue removing hair from the same place. If you are not certain about your decision, it may be best to try mild removal prior to a more stringent regimen.

Types of Hair Removal

While simple shaving, plucking, and tweezing are the most common removal methods, advanced salon techniques have made other methods possible, including:

Some techniques can also be performed at home, though individuals without much practice may want to opt for salon procedures to learn what methods work best for their specific needs. Different areas of the body may also require different care during hair removal to minimize discomfort, redness, rashes, and other adverse reactions. The most common places to remove hair include:

  • Both upper and lower legs
  • Bikini area of the upper and inner thighs
  • Armpits
  • Eyebrows
  • Chins and upper lips for men and women
  • Fingers
  • Forearms
  • Chest
  • Back

Different techniques can be effective on nearly any area where an individual wants to remove excess hair. Hair removal creams and inhibitors are commonly used at home. Some also opt to use home waxing kits or home laser hair removal as well.

Preparing for the Procedure

Before visiting a salon for hair removal, it is important to consult with a professional removal technician about which techniques may be most effective for your needs. Laser removal, for example, does not work well with every hair color or texture. Furthermore, individuals with sensitive skin may not react well to different waxing techniques. A professional evaluation will help you choose which method will best suit your needs with minimal adverse effects.

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