This is not about removing hairs on your head so that your husband can become bald. This is about getting the right technique to remove your unwanted hair, be it on your legs or other unsightly areas on your body. Unsightly hair can make both men and women uncomfortable about their appearance, and constant shaving and waxing can be a burden, not to mention the constant irritation. For this reason, Americans seek permanent laser assisted removal at a rate of more than half a million treatments per year. Some of the top reasons why you should have permanent hair removals are:

  1. Feel Confident — you won’t have to worry about unwanted hair when you want to show a bit of skin.
  2. Look Great — your skin will always look smooth and sexy. No more growing out hair waiting to get waxed or get electrolysis.
  3. Save Money — over time, laser hair removal costs less than many other hair removal methods.
  4. Save Time — imagine never having to take a lunch hour to wax, or get electrolysis again.
  5. Eliminate Ingrown Hairs — ingrown hairs can cause discomfort, infections and self-consciousness

Excessive body hair on men and women can be embarrassing and upsetting and can take a great toll on your self esteem. But you shouldn’t let unwanted body hair stand in the way of their happiness. There are many ways to get rid of unwanted body hair, including shaving, waxing, depilatories, electrolysis, and laser hair removal. Each has its advantage and disadvantages and which to choose is a highly personal decision. Here I list out the relative merits of each method.




Of all the methods of hair removal, shaving is the most temporary. Shaving merely trims the hair at the skin surface and does not affect the hair at its roots.

You should be sure to apply moisturizer to your skin so the razor won’t cut you. Many men and women find they have to shave on a daily basis in order to maintain a groomed look. If long-lasting hair removal is your goal, this method is not for you.

Waxing is a tried and true method of removing large amounts of hair at one time. Wax can be applied hot or cold. The hair sticks to the wax and comes up when the wax is pulled off. It is fast and can be done at home or at a salon. But it can also be messy, difficult to get consistent results, and you must be careful to avoid infections that can result from burning your skin. What’s more, waxing at a salon can be costly.

Typically, waxing can be done on most parts of the body, the exceptions being the male genitals, nipples, inside the ears and nose, and eyelashes. Hair will generally reappear between three and eight weeks. You might find the hair is finer or that some never grows back.


Depilatories are creams or liquids that are applied to the skin’s surface, dissolving the hair so that it can be wiped or washed away. Depilatories work quickly — doing the best job on the legs, underarms, and bikini area — and are easily obtainable and inexpensive. But, they only last up to a few weeks, are messy, and often smell bad. Some people are allergic to them. People with coarse hair may not find depilatories particularly effective.


If you’re looking for a permanent solution to hair removal, and have only a small area where you want hair removed, electrolysis may be for you. Keep in mind, however, that many people find it painful. (A topical anesthetic may be applied to ease the pain.)

This procedure requires several treatments during which a professional inserts a needle into the hair follicle, zapping it with an electric current and killing the root.

Electrolysis is the most expensive and takes the most time. Nonetheless, people with certain skin and hair types, for whom laser hair removal is not an option, might find electrolysis the option for them. Expect to pay upwards of $150 an hour for electrolysis.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is the most state-of-the-art and high-tech method in removing unwanted hair for longer and even indefinite periods of time. It is the only proven method available for easily removing hair from large areas of the body including the back, chest, legs and face. Laser hair removal is effective, precise and cost efficient.



How It’s Done

Hair has different growth phases. The laser only affects hair during its early growth phase by actually disabling follicles that are actively producing hair. Laser hair removal works when light energy penetrates the skin, converts into heat during penetration, and causes thermal injury to the hair follicle. The high temperature reaches and disables the follicle, effectively inhibiting re-growth. This process can be accomplished only during the growth stage of hair. Because hair grows in cycles and not all follicles are at the same stage at the same time, laser removal is done in sessions in order to achieve the best results. Achieving the maximum reduction in hair usually requires four to six treatment sessions.

In some instances a topical anesthesia or numbing cream can be used, but this often not necessary, as pain is minimal. Total surgery can be as short as ten minutes or as long as an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated.

The treatment can cost at minimum of USD500 for the whole sessions.