Excess body hair can make you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed, but it is a relatively common problem. Fortunately, there are some treatments and lifestyle changes that can help you reduce the growth of body hair and make it less obvious. Before you suddenly change your eating habits, or before you start taking supplements, talk to your doctor to make sure they are safe for you. Here are some useful tips for you to remove body hair.
Electrolysis is a process of inserting a small needle into the hair follicle and stimulating it with an electric current to prevent hair growth. These treatments are usually suitable for small areas, but large areas can be treated with a variety of treatments. Find a qualified electrician in your area and make an appointment to start treatment.
An electrolysis treatment costs between US$50 and US$125 per hour, and you may need 8-12 treatments to completely remove your hair. After treatment, your skin may be swollen and painful, but it will get better within a few days. Moisturizing lotions can help soothe your skin and prevent it from drying out.
If you have a hormone disorder, such as polycystic ovary syndrome or hirsutism, these treatments can help, but if you stop the treatment, your hair may grow back.
Laser body hair removal is faster than electrolysis hair removal, but your hair may grow back between treatments. Normally, you need 4-6 treatments within a few weeks to get significant and lasting results. Search the Internet for nearby dermatologists or skin specialists who provide laser hair removal treatment, or consult your doctor.
The average cost of a laser hair removal equipment is US$285, and it usually takes 4-6 treatments to remove 80% of the hair in the area.
During laser body hair treatment, your body’s natural hair growth will decrease, but you may experience some side effects such as dry, irritated or painful skin. However, most side effects will go away on their own after a few days.
Laser hair removal device can permanently prevent hair growth in certain areas, but in some cases, after you stop the treatment, the hair may grow back.
Eflornithine is a medication used to slow down hair growth by blocking the production of a natural enzyme in the skin that causes hair to grow. This effect can make hair grow slower and may make the remaining hair lighter and finer. As long as you continue applying the cream, you can reduce body hair growth.
Eflornithine cream can cost around $200 USD and is only available with a doctor’s prescription. Side effects of eflornithine cream include redness, rash, headache and skin that burns or itches.