Published on 4:51 pm, Thu, 11 July 19
Is your extra body hair putting a damper on your summer fun? Do you avoid taking your shirt off? Or choose clothes that hide your extra body hair?
Consider these hair removal options for men that will last longer than traditional shaving and leave you with smoother, softer skin.
Hair Removal Cream
This quick, pain-free option is one of the most popular at-home hair removal methods. This cream contains calcium hydroxide, which weakens the hair follicles and allows you to simply wipe the hair off.
However, since these creams contain harsh chemicals, they may not be suitable for sensitive skin.
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This technique uses threads to remove hair from the skin. Its great for small areas and offers precise grooming in little time with minimal pain.
However, it is not permanent, does not work for large areas, and can be very irritating to sensitive skin.
Waxing is a quick, efficient way to remove hair and exfoliate the skin at the same time. With waxing, hair grows back over a period of weeks, not days like shaving.
It also leaves the skin smooth and soft. The downside? It’s not permanent and it isn’t exactly pleasant.
At Home Hair Removal Devices
This option is much more affordable than in-office treatments and offers people the ability to have treatment in the privacy of their own home. However, these are best used as maintenance treatments after being treated in-office.
The devices that “crystalize” hair with small shocks require a large amount of time to see significant hair reduction, but most people claim that it is painless.
There are also FDA approved at home laser hair removal devices that use the same technology as in-office treatments. Most people report no hair growth after 2 months but claim it is a painful treatment.
In-Office Laser Treatment
Laser hair removal delivers mild radiation to hair follicles to permanently rid the body of hair. You may need as many as 12 treatments depending on your hair type.
The treatment does sting slightly, but if you are experiencing a lot of discomfort, the technician can lower the intensity.
For those who have light, or blonde hair, laser hair removal is not recommended. However, electrolysis is a great option.
This process uses an ultrafine needle to deliver an electric shock to the hair follicle. It is less expensive than laser hair removal and still offers permanent results.
The procedure is uncomfortable and usually requires more sessions than laser hair removal.
Hair Removal Options for Men
If you want to have smooth, fuzz-free face and body skip the razor and reach for something more permanent.
Contact Lumiere Skin and Laser today to learn about the many options for hair removal and which one would be best for you.