In recent years, hair removal for women has become much more effective. Rather than just classic options like wax strips, shaving, and hair removal creams, there are now a variety of ways to remove unwanted hair in a more permanent way.
Conventional hair removing options like disposable razors can cause unwanted side effects like bumps, rashes, and ingrown hairs. If you’re looking for options that will leave you with smooth skin instead, we’ve outlined some of the best options for both men and women in 2020.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal has garnered a great deal of buzz in the past few years – and for good reasons! Great for sensitive areas especially, laser hair removal is a painless procedure that gets rid of unwanted hair permanently.
During a laser hair removal session, a practitioner uses a laser device to cause thermal damage to hair follicles. This process removes hair without damage to the surrounding skin. Laser hair removal can work on all types of hair regardless of thickness or color, however if you have very fine or light colored hairs, you may require special techniques. This also applies to those with darker skin.
You need multiple sessions to permanently remove hair, usually around six treatments within several weeks. However, in the long run, this will save you a lot of time shaving and waxing.
You can also skip professional treatment and invest in a home laser, but results may not be as dramatic.
Dermaplaning is a form of exfoliation that doubles as a hair removal technique. You use a sharp tool, similar to a scalpel, to scrape off your top layer of skin. While this may sound painful, it’s actually a pain-free method, even when removing hair from sensitive spots like the upper lip.
Dermaplaning has become popular in recent years because it doesn’t just remove hairs. It leaves your skin smoother and softer and can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Many people prefer dermaplaning as a form of facial hair removal, specifically, for this reason. It’s a great way to get rid of unwanted peach fuzz!
Like laser hair removal, dermaplaning can be done at home, but results are better if you get it done in the office. Office visits are especially preferable if you’ve never done complicated techniques at home. Dermaplaning is usually a quick procedure, lasting no more than 30 minutes. You can get back to your regular activities immediately.
The world of hair removing now extends well beyond creams, waxes, and razors. Many modern options remove hair in a more permanent way, allowing you to go weeks or even months between treatments. This saves you a lot of time – and leaves your skin feeling smoother.
There’s no one size fits all approach. Consider your personal preferences and the type of hair you’re looking to remove before you make a decision.
If you’re interested in learning more about hair removal or other cosmetic procedures, feel free to reach out to us. At BLUSH Beverly Hills, our practitioners have decades worth of experience with aesthetic dermatology. We worked one-on-one with each individual patient to meet their specific goals. If you’re ready to get started, schedule an appointment today.