This method is very popular as an in-spa treatment,
the results last longer than shaving as the hair is
extracted from the root, giving it a longer journey
to appear on the skin’s surface. The more you wax
the softer\finer the hair grows until it gives up.
These results are more common on the legs bikini
areas, the face and eye brows respond much slower.
If waxing the legs is started in the late
Autumn\Winter, by the time summer comes the growth
pattern has slowed down considerably. For best
results the earlier you start to wax the faster you
will see desired results.
You get long lasting results, with large areas being
able to be treated at one time, and can be used on
all areas of the body.
It can be painful, some areas more so than others
(upper lip, and bikini area). The pain however can
be treated before waxing with a numbing cream, such
as “No Scream Cream”. After waxing, the skin can be
sensitive and a little red for a small period of
time (this varies depending on the person). It is
also important that the hair be a certain length (at
least a quarter of an inch) in order for the waxing
to be successful.
Mostly used on the face lip and chin area. It is the
only permanent treatment for hair removal approved
by the FDA. A very fine needle is passed into the
opening of the follicle and a small amount current
is emitted to destroy the root of the hair. Each
hair is treated individually so permanent results
can take a while, as it is a one hair at a time
It is the only permanent hair treatment, and can be
used by anyone, there are no restrictions on skin or
hair color, as there are with laser treatments.
The skin can react temporally after treatment
(swelling\red). It can be time consuming, depending
on the area being treated.
Laser hair removal has come a long way since it was
introduced in the 90’s. Both the laser and light
based technology are safe and effective and can be
used on many types of skins. Caution is highly
recommended when treating any person with a darker
complexion as the laser is attracted to color and
would burn the surface of the skin, and not remove
The results are much quicker then with electrolysis,
and larger areas can be treated at one time, with
little side effects.
If the proper precautions are not taken hyper
pigmentation can occur, and white or light hair
cannot be treated. Also as said before, laser is not
for all skin types. It is ideal for people with a
lighter complexion and darker hair.
Mostly used at home, these are easy to use, by
applying a gel or a cream to the skin where the
growth of hair is present and leaving it on the skin
for about 10-15 minutes. They work by weakening the
hair on the surface of the skin which can be wiped
off with a cloth after the allotted time. They can
be used on most areas of the body though not really
recommended for the more sensitive areas, such as
the lips or bikini area.
Easy to use at home if you’re looking for a
The chemicals used in these products can have a
drying effect to the skin and cause irritation; also
they have an unpleasant odor which can linger long
after the application is over.
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