Hair removal is the removal of body hair, and describes the methods used to achieve that result. Hair typically grows all over the human body during and after puberty. Men tend to have more body hair than women. Both men and women tend to have hair on the head, eyebrows, eyelashes, armpits, pubic region and legs; and men also have hair on their face, abdomen, back and chest. Hair does not generally grow on the palms of the hands, the lips, certain areas of the genital structure, or the soles of the feet.
Forms of hair removal are practiced for a number of reasons, including cultural, sexual, medical and religious. Forms of hair removal have been practiced in almost all human cultures. The methods used to remove hair have varied in different times and regions, but shaving is the most common method.
The desire to remove unwanted hair from the body exists in both men and women, but it is usually women who wish to remove the most hair from their bodies, causing them to seek the easiest and longest lasting method of hair removal. Shaving, the most traditional method of hair removal, is often an annoyance because the unwanted hair returns very quickly. The razor can also be unkind to hard to reach places like the underarms. The commercial market has responded to the desire for easier methods of hair removal by coming up with many alternatives to shaving.
Advantages and disadvantages of laser hair removal
Before making a decision to remove unwanted hair by laser, you have to be sure that you know enough about all the advantages and disadvantages of laser hair removal.
- High level of effectiveness;
- Skin will not be inflicted It’s almost painful;
- This procedure is fast – it takes from several minutes to several hours (time depends on area of body involved);
- It fits to all sensitive zones (face, bikini, and breast);
- You can see a result immediately.
- At least 4-6 treatments will be needed;
- The effectiveness depends on skin’s color It’s still impossible to avoid the risk of skin burn;
- It’s quite expensive.
Laser hair removal is not suitable, if you have:
- Skin diseases;
- Ontological skin diseases;
- Cardiovascular system diseases;
- Infection diseases;
- Very dark or newly sunburn;
- Your age is under 17.
If you already had removed unwanted hair by laser, follow these recommendations:
- It’s not recommended to have sunbathes (natural and artificial) during the first 3 days after procedure;
- Before going for a walk, use a UV-filtered (not less than 30) sun-cream;
- During the first 3 days don’t go to sauna and swimming pool.
Temporary and Permanent Hair Removal Methods
- Mechanical Epilators
- Chemical Depilatories
- Laser Hair Removal