When it comes to the often touchy subject of body hair and its subsequent removal, most tips and tactics are hotly debated. Whether you fall into the barely-there category or sport a woolly coat all year long, this article will take your through the flashiest fads of 2015.
If you’re sick of monotonous (and potentially damaging) daily shaving, threading, waxing, or depilation, laser treatments offer a more permanent and professional solution. The major upside to laser hair removal is the fact that it is the most long-term solution available on the market.
Generally, 4-6 sessions spaced about 4-8 weeks apart will reduce active hair growth by up to 80%. Spacing treatments out in this manner encourages the hair cycle to repeat naturally, allowing for better results. The science behind laser hair removal sounds complicated; selective photothermolysis targets only the follicle without damaging the skin around it. When the heat is absorbed by the hair’s melanin, the follicle is destroyed.
If the up-front costs seem prohibitive, consider the alternative: a study conducted by the American Laser Centers found that the average American woman is spending between $10,000 and $23,000 on hair removal (waxing, shaving, depilatories) products or services over the course of her lifetime. These products aren’t just costing money, they’re costing time; over 50 years, the average woman will spend roughly 58 days battling arm, leg, and facial hair.
While at-home options become more widely available each year, the price tag associated with these convenient devices can sometimes be an unwelcome setback for the DIY crowd. Beyond that, some at-home treatments require several weeks to see any real results, and they still sting. If you are unable to pony up $299 for the Sephora Tria Precision Hair Removal Laser, we recommend looking into options like sugaring. It’s much like waxing, but uses a softer, less severe mixture of wax-like paste made typically out of sugar, lemon, and water. Not up to creating your own concoction? Try Parissa’s Chamomile Body Sugar; it’s super affordable and easy on the skin.
More and more frequently, we’re seeing celebrities rocking the au naturel look – safe to say, this trend might be picking up steam as 2015 comes to a close. There is some discussion regarding whether or not constant hair removal is safe for sensitive skin, so this movement is encouraging individuals worldwide to let it grow. Although not quite as popular as the widely-recognized Movember Foundation, the UK’s Armpits4August is making a push for armpit equality, regardless of gender. As burly beards continue to dominate the mainstream, maybe the Miley Cyrus thing is the next logical step for fearless fashionistas.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!