Many people, women in particular, want to remove all the hair from their bodies as they can. This commonly includes the face, underarms, and legs, but some people need hair removed from other areas as well. Hair removal systems have been created to make this process faster and less painful. But many people wonder if they are worth it.
It wasn’t all that long ago that the main ways to get rid of wanted hair were shaving it off or pulling it out with wax or tweezers. Unfortunately these methods have a lot of drawbacks. For one thing, plucking is painful and slow. It is really only appropriate for facial hairs. Waxing is painful also but the upside is that it takes a couple of months for the hair to grow back. Almost everyone knows of the disadvantages of shaving. It can leave behind irritated skin, razor bumps, or even cuts.
All of those hair removal methods have some degree of risk in causing infections or skin problems. Shaving cuts usually heal without problems but sometimes they can leave unsightly scars. Ingrown hairs are another common complication that can be quite painful.
Professional hair removal systems help reduce some of these undesirable complications that you get with home hair removal methods. For example, laser hair removal and electrolysis work on the hair roots to kill them and cause them to fall out. This is gentler to your skin that yanking out the hairs. Sometimes, it takes a couple of treatments to kill the root but that is still better than yanking out the hair over and over when it keeps growing back.
Laser hair removal and electrolysis work great but they aren’t exactly painless. During electrolysis you will feel a stinging sensation. The laser can also cause some discomfort and might even leave behind a few scabs that last a couple of days.
Cost is one of the biggest deciding factors when it comes to hair removal systems. The traditional methods such as tweezers and razors are very economical, and that is why many people use them. The more advanced systems that work with electricity or lasers are much more expensive to have performed.
One question you need to ask yourself is which is going to save you money in the long run. Yes, one sitting in a salon can buy you a lot of razors, but the effects should be permanent. What about the time you will save in the future by not having to shave every other day? Does that make the salon’s price worthwhile?
Some people are put off by the cost of hair removal systems while others are more than willing to pay what it takes to be free of constant plucking, waxing, and shaving. Laser hair removal may be more expensive but you will save money you would have spent on razors, wax, and other hair removal treatments. So if you want hair you want to get rid of for good, professional removal may be just the thing for you. It usually takes several sessions so you can pay as you go.