Removing body hair has been in vogue for decades now. The most common method for hair removal is shaving. What you may not know is that there are many different methods for hair removal nowadays. This guide covers 3 safe and effective methods for hair removal, full body waxing, laser hair removal, and alkaline hair removal.
Full Body Waxing
This method is probably the most familiar method to people after shaving. Waxing is a great alternative to shaving. A full body wax can seem daunting, but it is an affordable and simple way to remove unwanted body hair.
What is Full Body Waxing?
There are 2 different kinds of body waxing, hot wax and strip wax. Both methods use heated wax that is applied with a wooden stick. Hot wax is left to harden before being stripped off. Strip wax is usually applied to a larger area of the body, and disposable strips are used to strip the wax off.
Benefits of Full Body Waxing
Unlike shaving, waxing pulls hair out with the root. This means it takes much longer for the hair to grow back. Often, the hair will grow back less coarse and less thick. Skin is left feeling soft, smooth, and even all over. There is no risk of cuts like shaving, and waxing is better than shaving for those with sensitive skin.
Laser Hair Removal
If you have never tried laser hair removal, you may be curious about what it is and how it works. Laser hair removal is pricier than waxing, but many have come to prefer it over waxing and shaving.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that requires a licensed professional to administer. It uses a focused beam of light to remove the hair. First, topical medications are applied to help with any stinging you may feel. Then, the laser is adjusted by the professional to suit the area and the coarseness and thickness of your hair. There may be some pain or discomfort as the laser works. Several sessions are usually needed.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Unlike shaving and waxing, the body hair will not be gone immediately with laser hair removal. The hairs will fall out over the next few days or weeks. The hair follicle is damaged by the laser, causing the hairs to fall out and preventing fast regrowth. Laser hair removal does not cause permanent hair loss, however. When the hair grows back, it is usually finer and lighter.
Alkaline Hair Removal
Many people have never heard of alkaline hair removal. Alkaline hair removal is another safe and effective hair removal method that is unlike shaving, waxing, or laser removal.
What is Alkaline Hair Removal?
Alkaline hair removal starts with a powder that is mixed into a paste. This paste is applied over the desired area of the body. The paste works to dissolve the hair, including the follicle. This method of hair removal is a safe and painless way to remove body hair.
Benefits of Alkaline Hair Removal
Alkaline hair removal is very effective for removing hair and preventing regrowth. As more time passes, and as you get more treatments, the hair removal could become permanent. This method of hair removal is recommended especially for those who cannot do waxing or laser hair removal.
For more information on safe hair removal services, or to schedule an appointment, contact Advanced Esthetics today.