Do you have unwanted hair on your body that you find embarrassing and tough to hide? You’re not alone. Many people suffer from unwanted hair that’s difficult to remove and is clearly visible. Fortunately, there are a number of safe and effective options out there for you to try. So if you’re looking for a hair removal solution, consider giving a few of these common methods a try to find what works best for you.

Tweezing

One of the most common ways people remove unwanted hair is through tweezing. It’s a simple method, but it isn’t very effective if you’re trying to target more than a few hairs at one time or if you’re trying to get rid of the hairs permanently.  That’s because once you pluck out the hair, it will grow back relatively fast. Plus, it can be painful and can cause rashes and irritation.

Shaving

Then there’s shaving. It’s less painful than tweezing and also can remove much more hair over a greater portion of your body, but it’s not very effective. The hair removal doesn’t last nearly as long as waxing or laser hair removal and can leave nicks and cuts, and embarrassing razor burns. It’s also incredibly expensive buying new razors every few weeks.

Waxing

Waxing is a semi-permanent option that can be used to prevent hair growth for normally up to one month. Although some areas such as your back and shoulders can yield results that may last even a little bit longer, in the end, the hair will always grow back. Wax is also challenging to use and painful, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. It can also have the potential to cause wrinkles, ingrown hairs, allergic reactions, rashes, and even skin infections if you’re not careful.

Electrolysis

One hair removal method that’s considered permanent is electrolysis. This method works by burning the hair follicles so your body cannot produce new hairs. It does do the trick, but it takes time to get effective results. For electrolysis to be effective, you need to return for a series of sessions, and if performed improperly, it can cause damage to your skin and even permanent discolouration. People with sensitive skin also can have issues undergoing electrolysis as the skin can react and change the hair pigmentation.

Laser Hair Removal

If you’re looking for a quick, pain-free hair removal solution that delivers, then laser hair removal is your best option. Laser removal works better on larger areas and can be used on all types of skin tones, sensitivity levels, and hair densities to remove unwanted hair within minutes. Recent advancements in laser technology have improved the process, so it’s non-intrusive and avoids causing damage to any of the surrounding skin. You can also get more coverage and comfort than any other method for hair removal on the market.

When you’re ready to learn more about hair removal, contact us at Ottawa Skin Clinic. We offer cutting-edge laser treatments such as the Alma’s SHR™ (Super Hair Removal) method and In-Motion™ technology that uses gradual thermal heating to target the hair follicles without affecting the surrounding skin. So if you’re ready to remove any unwanted hair, give us a call today to find out if you’re a candidate for our laser hair removal services.