Five ways to Remove Unwanted (and Annoying) Hair

Hair can show up in some of the most undesirable places – your face, hands, neck, ears and all the others. It can also just be generally annoying. It seems some people are always shaving, always dealing with the after effects of shaving and/or always inexplicably out of shaving supplies. 

Here are five ways to get rid of this hairy problem:

1.Electrolysis, and Tweezers

Electrolysis and tweezers work by grabbing multiple strands of hair and pulling them all out at once. They are like waxing in that they remove the hair at the root of the follicle. Although they do stave off hair growth for longer than shaving, the hair does grow again and will require regular hair removal treatments. Many people think the initial epilation is too painful so they try waxing first and then epilation for future hair removal needs. 

2. Hair removal via gel, cream, lotion or similar product

There are many hair removal products available in stores. These hair removal products can come as gels, creams, lotions, aerosols or other forms. They work by changing the protein structure of the hair causing the hair to dissolve which can then be easily wiped away. Although this option is inexpensive, people can have serious allergic reactions, irritation, burns, blisters, itchy rashes, skin peeling and other issues from them. Warnings on the labels must be carefully read and adhered to if you select this temporary hair removal method.

3. Waxing, Sugaring, and Threading

These options use either a wax, sugar or an ancient threading method to go to the root of the hair follicle and pull out the hair – providing a longer term hair removal option than shaving or the lotions, creams or similar products. Unlike the lotions and creams that remove hair at the skin's surface, these methods remove hairs out of the follicle providing a longer lasting solution to hair removal before repeat sessions are needed As a warning, waxing, sugaring and/or threading can be very painful and regular sessions are  required as it is only a temporary hair removal solution. Allergic reactions and skin irritations can occur.

4. Shaving

The most common hair removal solution is of course shaving. Shaving can be pain free, if you don’t suffer from irritated skin, ingrown hairs, razor burn or red bumps. If you are going to shave make sure you do it in the direction the hair grows to limit irritation and cuts. If you do irritate the skin during shaving you can apply aloe vera to help soothe the skin.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is our favorite hair removal option because it is permanent and practically painless. Laser hair removal permanently reduces hair thus eliminating the need to ever use any of the options listed above again. With our IPL laser hair removal technology we locate and eliminate the hair follicles responsible for hair growth and this is all performed without harming any of the surrounding tissue. The risk of laser hair removal is very minimal and the side effects include light redness to the skin for less than 24 hours after the treatment.  

Want to schedule a laser hair removal appointment at our conveniently located downtown Denver office? Book a laser hair removal appointment online or call us today at 303.835.6801.


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