Having unwanted hair all over the body is a pure nuisance. As a woman, body hair is a taboo subject. We wish it wasn’t the case and we could all walk around in our furry coats. But, that’s how it is. If you have a lot of body hair, you probably remove it every other day, once a week or once a month depending on the hair removal method you choose. Some of the hair removal methods available in the market include shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, and laser. Two of the most commonly used options for having a silky, smooth and hair-free skin, are depilatory creams and laser hair removal.
Let’s have a brief comparison of both methods.
Depilatory Creams/ Hair Removal Creams
Well, it does not require much work on your part. You simply need to apply the cream or lotion to your hairy regions, wait for 3 to 10 minutes (depending on the cream chosen) and wipe off after a while. You will have silky smooth skin afterward but only for a day or two (if you are lucky).
How do these creams work?
Well, depilatory creams contain chemicals that dissolve the hair at the surface of the skin. Often times, they cause itching, redness, and swelling. Creams cannot be used on sensitive areas of your body as they contain certain ingredients that can damage the skin. You’ll have to shave or wax your intimate area. For the rest of the body, they work fine. As the hair is removed from the surface, the results will be short-lived, unlike laser hair removal which offers permanent results.
Why are creams not recommended by experts?
Well, let’s get a little scientific here. Potassium thioglycolate and calcium hydroxide are the two chemicals found in every hair removal cream. Both these chemicals work together to break down the protein, present in the hair shaft. They can harm your skin as well if you don’t follow the instructions on the package. If used regularly for years, such creams can do more harm than good. It can affect the functioning of your brain as well. That’s the reason, most dermatologists suggest avoiding the use of such creams.
Laser- A Safer Alternative!
If you are looking for a treatment that will make your skin hair-free for life, then there is no better choice than laser hair removal. It is a chemical-free option that detects the pigments of your hair and kills the hair follicles without harming your skin. The total number of sessions required for the complete elimination of hair might vary slightly depending on how much hair you have.
Generally, 6 to 8 sessions are enough. Your hair grows in cycles and not all at once, that’s why a varying number of sessions are needed. Once the sessions are complete, you will have a baby soft skin with no hair on it whatsoever. And the best part is, hair won’t come back after a month, six months or even after years.
Hence, it is proved that laser hair removal treatment is more effective than hair removal creams. It is not only safe but long-lasting too unlike depilatory creams. It will keep you hair-free for years. Now the choice is yours!
At Dubai Cosmetic Surgery®, we offer laser hair removal treatment by using advanced laser equipment. Also, you can consult with our laser experts for free before getting the treatment. All you have to do is to fill in the form below and one of our representatives will contact you shortly to arrange a consultation with the leading laser specialist.