Body Hair Removal Methods and their Effectiveness

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Body Hair Removal

Majority of us want a smooth and silky skin. In most cases, this can be achieved by hair removal. This is not only done by women, but by men as well. When it comes to women, the only place they prefer seeing hair is only on their scalps, while today’s man would mostly settle for a beard and scalp hair.

So, what hair removal methods are available in the market and how do they work? Here is an outlook of common methods used to remove unwanted hair from your body, and their popularity in the market.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal procedure is also very common and is beneficial for everyone both male and female, who wants to remove unwanted hair from different parts of their body. One of the biggest benefits of laser hair removal compared with other hair removal methods is that it is semi-permanent and might become permanent after a few sessions over time. This is why several sessions are recommended over time. Another benefit is that since the hair growth becomes restrained after the procedure, instead of it growing back within weeks like with other techniques, it will take months, which is a good thing. For instance, facial hair removal for women is a must, so if it takes a long time to come back is a good thing and gives them more confident. For some other parts of the body like underarms and bikini line, this treatment is more hygienic. And not to forget that having done laser hair removal your skin becomes smoother and feels silkier. The pros of Laser hair removal include its ability to permanently reduce unwanted hair, it is painless, takes a while before the hair grows back, has no side effects. It’s cons, depending on the experience of different people include it being a wee bit costly, has to be done by a qualified and experienced laser technician/therapist, and to see permanent reduction, one has to have a number of sessions.


Shaving is the oldest and most popular form of hair removal. One normally uses a good old-fashioned razor or an electric one, and chops off (or simply cuts) the unwanted hair very close to the skin. Most men prefer shaving when it comes to hair removal, especially their beard because, according to research, they like that feeling of a close shave. Since shaving can be used on any body part, it is also the go to method for some women. The advantages of shaving include it being cheap, hassle-free especially on short notice as well as completely painless. It’s cons include the possibility of cutting yourself, the hair growing back overnight hence shaving everyday and the fact that when you have dark hair on light skin, the roots can easily be noticed even after shaving.


Waxing, which was introduced a while back is a very popular form of hair removal, especially in the US. It is a semi permanent way of removing unwanted hair from your body. This method uses wax which is applied thinly over the skin on the target area then striped from the skin after it hardens and cools; and comes off with the hair. There are different types of waxes, including strip wax and strip-less wax.  This form of hair removal can be performed anywhere on the body including the eyebrows. Advantages of waxing include the hair not growing back for up to two weeks onwards, it is effective for removing large amounts of hair and it is not very costly compared to lasers. Its cons include pain, ingrown areas, and irritation.

Depilatory creams

These are hair removal creams which are available over the counter, meaning you do not need a prescription to get one. The hair removal creams work by breaking down the protein within the hair structure hence making it soft enough to be wiped off when wiping the cream off. Benefits of using hair removal creams include the fact that one can do it himself/herself, the creams are affordable and it is pain free. The cons include the fact that it can be messy, since it is a chemical; the chances of having an allergic reaction or burning your skin if you are not careful are high, and the creams can cause irritations.

At Dubai Cosmetic Surgery, we have laser hair removal, which is a guaranteed method for permanent hair reduction, and eventually permanent hair removal. To know more about this, call us for a free consultation.

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