Hair Removal

 

Do you want to remove unsightly facial or body hair?  There a various temporary and Permanent Hair Removal treatments and products available to you. 

Plucking: Remove 1 or 2 hairs at a time with tweezers.  Suitable for very small areas such as eyebrows.

Shaving:  Shave with a bladed or electric razor.  Re-growth may begin to be apparent within a day and will feel coarse (due to the cut end of the hair not because the hair become thicker).  Possible risks of cuts using a bladed razor.  Suitable for facial hair, legs and underarms.

Epilator: Similar to an electric razor, an epilator works by pulling hairs out rather than cutting them.  Re-growth is less coarse and does not occur for a few weeks.  May not be suitable for more sensitive areas, but suitable for legs and arms.

Depilatory Creams: Provided your skin does not react badly (test a small patch first just in case) these can be effective for a week of so.  Re-growth is not coarse.  Many creams can be a bit messy or smelly.  Suitable for legs, bikini line, and underarms.

Waxing: Painful but effective for up to 3 weeks.  Home waxing kits are available.  Treated area may be red for a day or two.  Suitable for legs and bikini line.

Sugaring: Similar to waxing but reputed to be less painful.  A sugaring mixture is used instead of wax.  Home sugaring kits are available.  Treated area may be red for a day or two.  Suitable for legs and bikini line.

Bleaching: Disguises hair rather than removes it.  Hair on your arms and face may be lighted in the same way as you may dye your hair elsewhere.  Lasts for 2 to 4 weeks.

Electrolysis: A thin needle is is used to send an electrical charge down to the base of the follicle, causing the hair to fall out. As each hair is treated individually this takes a few treatments to complete, and leaves some temporary redness. Results are (almost) permanent.  Suitable for facial hair.

Laser Hair Removal:  Hair follicles are deactivated by laser.  Claims that after a few treatments whole areas of the body can be permanently hair free.  Works best on dark hair and is suitable for most places: bikini line, back, arms, legs, underarms and face.

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