Hair Removal – From Razor To Laser

Looking to remove some of those unsightly hairs form certain regions of your body? There are several options, each with its advantages and disadvantages.

Hair removal used to be the sole territory of women (North American women, at that!) but such is the case no longer. Men are getting hair removed in ever greater numbers, and for most of the population that is a good thing. The question for both men and women who wan to have hair removed is; ‘What treatment should I go for?” There are a few options, including the traditional razor, waxing, and a relatively new technique, laser hair removal.

The razor, of course, is tried, true, convenient, and cheap. However, if you remove that hair with a razor, be prepared for a lot of repeats. This can cause skin irritation and roughness. Also, using a razor on some of body parts is virtually impossible- men who want to shave their backs are going to be pretty much out of luck.

One alternative to the razor is waxing. Waxing is more expensive than using a razor, but it also lasts much longer. Waxing is also a better option for areas with a large amount of hair, and it even cuts down on some work. Waxing can also be done with more precision that using a razor, which is great for a nicely sculpted look.

The drawback to waxing, of course, is that it hurts. Make no mistake, you are ripping the hairs out be the root, and there is pain involved. Many people brave the pain, though, and are rewarded with a long term, beautifully sculpted hairless area. If the thought of waxing makes you want to run away screaming, there is another option.

Lasers are the latest rage in all sorts of cosmetic procedures, and hair removal is just one. Removing unwanted hair with lasers is painless, and as with waxing the effects are long term. Some people believe laser hair removal is permanent, but in fact it takes several treatments before the hair stops growing altogether. The downside to laser hair removal, of course, is the price. It is a very expensive procedure. Utilizing laser hair removal in just the bikini area can run upwards of $1,000. The cost of just one section of leg can be as high as $2,500!

Like a lot of areas in life, ease comes expensively. The more you are willing to spend, the more convenient the hair removal you may purchase. If you go the expensive route, make sure to shop around before signing the credit card bill!

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