If you have body hair challenges, you may be wondering if it’s worth going down the road of laser hair removal to make a more long-lasting difference. Ultimately, you have to compare your skin-hair colour, hair removal options, budget, and time commitments when considering laser hair removal.
There are likely a few hurdles in your way. You may have heard that it hurts, that the hair grew back on some people, that it’s expensive. These are all worth investigating, so you fully understand what laser hair removal can and can’t do for you.
One element of having body hair challenges is that your body hair can really affect the way you feel about your body. Being really hairy, sometimes in all the ‘wrong’ places can affect your confidence in certain areas of your life, for example getting into a bathing suit or wearing short sleeves.
Laser hair removal, while adding challenges of its own, can reduce or remove problem hair as a longer-term solution. It has many perks over shaving, waxing and creams, but it does require commitment and cash. A high pain threshold is not required.
Body hair challenges appear in both men and women, but because women are more likely to remove hair, the challenges can be greater in women. This doesn’t limit laser hair removal treatments though – not even a little bit, since any body hair can be removed.
Body hair challenges can appear anywhere on the body, but are often related to male-pattern hair growth on both women and men. This may be caused by genetics or hormones; some of us are just naturally hairy because it runs in the family.
Classic problem hair areas
- Back, especially at the top across the shoulders
- Around the nipples – may be wiry and dark in women
- Chest – wiry, dark hairs
- Face – on the chin, jaw (beard) area, moustache, sideburns in women
- Back of the neck, often in men
- Arms, especially the forearms in women
- Feet and toes
- Inner thighs in women
- Buttocks in men and women
- Pubic area in men and women
- Armpits in men and women
- Belly/’snail trail’ in women, deemed ‘normal’ in men though naturally found in both
Hair growth challenges may include:
- Quickly growing hair
- Hair that never seems to go away, five o’clock shadow
- Thick, wiry hair
- Coarse hair
- Excessive hair
- Hair in unwanted places
- Change in type of hairs
Hair removal challenges may include:
- Allergies to hair removing wax or creams
- Skin reactions
- Ingrown hairs
An investment in freedom
Signing up for a package deal at our Melbourne clinic to get a bothersome area of your body treated with laser hair removal may be just the ticket: an investment in freedom. You can choose which areas you want done, but once you start, you need to be in for the long haul, since you will need to come back over and over again, ever six to eight weeks, for 6-10 sessions.
It is easier and cheaper to get multiple areas done while you are there, and book in for all your laser hair removal at one place. It’s important to come back on time – your growth hair cycles wait for no one, not your holiday, not your birthday party, not your job. Commitment is key. Being able to pay for it all upfront may be helpful for you, since other priorities won’t appear and cause delays when it’s appointment time.
Even if you just get a few treatments then quit or run out of money, the difference will still exist in terms of hair growth. The way it works is that you kill the follicles while they are in their active growth cycle, so after a while, and the hair growth is less dense until it disappears altogether.
If you have big hair somewhere, laser hair removal can make it feel much more manageable from the first appointment. You will have less razor burn, fewer ingrown hairs, and five o’clock shadow can take a hike.
We have great laser hair removal packages at our Melbourne laser hair removal clinic.