Open any magazine or turn on a television and what will you see? These days it seems like every time you look anywhere in the media, you’ll see men without body hair. It may the sleek look, or it may be that men are deciding grooming habits generally forced upon women are something they want for themselves, but going hairless is the new fad.
So you know you want to remove your body hair, what’s the next step? Here are some tips and tricks about removing body hair and what kinds of option are out there.
Shaving is the simplest and least expensive form of body hair removal. It’s also the least effective. Shaving removes hair at the level of the skin. Underneath the skin, hair pushes up from a hair follicle. When we shave, we are essentially cutting the hair, which, through natural processes, will continue to grow at the same pace as before. The upside to shaving is its simplicity. All you need is a razor and shaving cream with water. No electricity or appointments with specialists required.
Waxing is another form of hair removal. With waxing, hair is ripped out from the root—the hair follicle is also removed. Waxing is effective for four to six weeks. This includes the time the hair follicle needs to rebuild itself, as well as the time it takes hair to grow from the follicle to the level of exposed skin. Drawbacks to waxing are that it can be painful, particularly in sensitive areas of the body.
Laser hair removal is another, more permanent option. While costs for appointments can seem expensive, there are a lot of affordable options for laser hair removal in Austin. Laser hair removal is when light—often infrared light—is directed at the hair follicle, disabling it from performing its function. Results can be seen after only one session of laser hair removal. Time between sessions varies between four to eight weeks depending on the area being treated. It typically takes around eight sessions of laser hair removal to create permanent results, but after each session the hair will become finer and less noticeable. Drawbacks of laser hair removal could be that it can potentially be painful, depending on the amount of nerve endings in the areas being treated.
You’re sure to be able to choose the option that’s best for you for all of your hair removal needs.