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The Truth Laid Bare: Everything You Need to Know About Body Hair Removal


If you’re considering body hair removal, don’t just ask the easy questions – take the time to investigate the issues that matter most! Whether you need to know about the pain levels of laser hair removal or the likelihood of a breakout after waxing, doing your research beforehand will leave you with happier, healthier skin.

Check out our ‘naked truth’ guide to body hair removal below!

How many sessions of laser do I need?

According to LaserLight, a Massachusetts based laser hair removal clinic, it may take six to eight treatments to achieve clearance of an area. While some clients are satisfied with the results after just three or four sessions, the vast majority fall somewhere into that range.

If that seems like too much of a commitment, don’t worry; most providers offer packages deals that give generous discounts on multiple treatments.

Which is the most painful removal method?

This could vary from person to person, as everyone has a different threshold and tolerance level for pain. It will also depend greatly on the area that you’ve chosen to treat!

Generally speaking, laser hair removal seems to cause the most discomfort for the average person. While it isn’t terribly painful and probably won’t leave you in tears, it is definitely more uncomfortable than, say, shaving.

What’s the “trendy” spot to eliminate hair?

Surprisingly, there’s no area that’s considered ‘hip’ to treat for unwanted hair. The most popular options are areas that require lots of maintenance and are on display more than others; the bikini line, legs, and underarms.

Will waxing make my hair grow back thicker or darker?

Absolutely not. Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles. In fact, if you become a regular waxer, you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse and not as course. Just like cutting your hair doesn’t actually make it darker, neither will waxing body hair. Waxing will not change the pigment of your hair.

Will I get ingrown hairs if I wax?

Since waxing removes the hair entire hair (root to tip) from the follicle, it’s definitely possible. Skin tends to heal over the area that was waxed, hardening and thickening just enough to cause ingrown problems.

How can I avoid that?

A gentle exfoliating product is highly recommended. Please note, we did say gentle! Start exfoliating the treated area about 3 days after your visit, and continue to use that same scrub 1 to 2 times per week moving forward.

Try a mixture of tea tree and lavender oil to fight off bacteria and prevent irritation. Loose fitting close will expedite your recovery and combat breakouts, as your skin will have a chance to breathe. Eliminating moisture and perspiration is important, as bacteria tends to thrive in moist conditions. Once that area has been waxed, the follicle is wide open to this bacteria creeping in. That same combination of tea tree oil and lavender oil will help to fight breakouts and keep the treated area clean.

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!

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