Body Hair Removal

Many of us have the frustrating experience of losing hair where we want to keep it, and growing it in places we’d rather lose it. There are plenty of ways to remove unwanted hair: shaving, waxing, depilatories, electrolysis and laser treatments.The most long-lasting (and priciest) way get rid of hair is with laser therapy. This is how it works: The pigment in hair soaks up the laser light, which acts like a firecracker fuse leading to the follicle that lies two millimeters under the skin. The laser heat travels down through the hair, zapping the follicle, so hair doesn’t grow again.MORE: Want to Try Laser Hair Removal?To remove hair completely takes anywhere from three to seven treatments. Each time it removes about 20 to 40 percent of hair. The laser even seeks out ingrown hairs too, which live beneath the skin’s surface.Growing a mustache isn’t just a rite of passage for teen boys—women can also experience these hormonal side effects. Roughly 30 percent of women report unwanted hair on the face. The cause is most likely excess testosterone, sometimes from polycystic ovarian syndrome or menopause.WATCH VIDEO: Razor Burns and Other Damages Caused by Shaving

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