It can cause great embarrassment, having noticeable facial hair on your upper lip or under the chin, and some people may have tufts of hair on the toes, stomach, or even on the back, which can cause distress. If you’re not pleased with the level of hair that your body naturally produces, you might want to think about what solutions are available.
It’s actually quite common for women to have facial and body hair, but there’s a social stigma attached when hair on the face is visible, and most women will go to great lengths to remove it. At one time or another, all women will have plucked out a hair from the chin or the upper lip, they’ll have probably tidied up their eyebrows, and it’s part of most women’s daily routine to shave the legs and armpits, but over time it might seem like you’re beginning to spend longer periods ridding yourself of unwanted hair.
Over time, the amount of time and money spent on hair removal can mount up, and this can persuade people into getting rid of the hair on a longer term basis. Unwanted hair growth on visible areas, painful ingrown hairs, waxing burns and irritations and skin caught painfully between the tweezers are a major cause of people seeking out a solution to rid themselves of unwanted hair, permanently.
Treatments for unwanted hair:
* Waxing – this is a popular method of removing hair on the armpits, legs and especially the bikini line. Wax treatments are safer and most effective when they’re done by professionals. With waxing you have to take care not to get an irritation or infection around the hair follicles.
* Plucking – plucking won’t cause the hair to grow back any differently, and it won’t make the hair grow back any thicker or coarser. Plucked hair will stay away longer because the hair gets removed at its root, and isn’t just taken off at the skin’s surface.
* Bleach and depilatory creams – these methods are temporary as they remove the hair from the skin’s surface and not from the root. Many women get irritations because when the chemicals in the creams dissolve, they can irritate the skin surrounding the hair.
* Laser energy – this offers long-lasting results after a course of treatments. It’s suitable for men and women, most skin types and all areas of the body, although the laser results are best when it’s used on dark hair and light skin. It’s a very safe and effective treatment for most people, although it won’t work on white hair and doesn’t work well on blonde hair either.
Long lasting results can now be obtained with laser hair removal, and this treatment is a better alternative, as both small and large areas can easily be treated quickly and effectively, compared to other hair removal methods.