The smooth, silky and hair-free body is something most of us struggle for. It is no more limited to women; even men look for best hair reduction methods. These methods have been around for ages and with the advancement of technologies, even permanent hair removal options are available. Body hair can be removed from the surface of the body or by the root, and one must understand the pros and cons of hair reduction techniques before settling on a method. Whether you are looking for temporary or permanent hair reduction methods, here is what you need to know about each method:

Best Hair Reduction Methods in Chennai

Shaving – It is an age-old method to shave off hair in most parts of the body. You can do dry shaving, use an electric razor and wet shaving. Wet shaving is considered the best because it removes hairs closer to the surface. You must always use shaving gel or foam before performing a wet shave. It helps the razor moves smoothly on skin and ingredients available in foam/gel make sure you don’t get wound, redness, spots, bumps, and itch after the shave. 

Pros – 

  • Easy to perform
  • Can be done at home
  • Inexpensive
  • Safe for bikini line hair removal 

Cons – 

Waxing – Waxing is opted by many to get rid of the body and facial hair. A layer of hot or cold wax is applied to the skin and then quickly pulled using wax strips. There are two waxing methods available, hard wax (non-strip) and hot wax (strip method). Hard wax causes less irritation than hot wax. However, the strip method is faster than non-strip and also the hair grows back unevenly.

Pros – 

  • Last up to 6 weeks 
  • Hairs that grow back are softer
  • Hair reduces after multiple waxing

Cons – 

  • Can be irritating to the skin
  • Many experience bumps, swelling, and redness 
  • Painful and messy
  • Not safe for everyone

Depilatories – Depilatories can come in the form of creams, lotions, and gel which works by chemically dissolving body hair at the surface when applied on the skin. You need to leave the skin for about 5 minutes after applying and gently rub the cream off to experience hair-free skin.

Pros – 

  • Quick and painless method
  • Free of cuts and nicks
  • Hairs that grow back are softer

Cons – 

  • Can be expensive comparative to shaving
  • Can be messy
  • Not recommended for facial hair
  • Chemical ingredients can have allergic reactions 

Epilators – Epilators are quite a new innovation, wherein body hair is removed from the root. It’s an electric device that moves across the surface of the skin to pull away hairs. It works well for legs, arms, bikini line, underarms, and face. Frequent usage of epilators may remove natural moisture and oil from the skin, making it important to use moisture after every use. 

Pros – 

  • Easy usage
  • Lasting results 
  • Comes with various attachments to treat different parts of the body
  • Works great on wet and dry skin

Cons – 

  • Can be expensive
  • Uncomfortable to use in sensitive areas 
  • May cause irritation and rashes

Laser Hair Reduction – There is no better option for hair reduction than going for laser treatment. Laser hair reduction is done by a slim pulsated light (IPL) device. This device uses a single laser beam to damage the melanin present in hair follicles, which prevents re-growth of hair. It works great on all parts of the body except the eyebrow and ear. Expert says laser hair reduction is mainly effective on light, and medium tone skin with dark hair. However, the laser hair reduction process should be done only by an experienced dermatologist or a skin care specialist. Laser and IPL can offer great results in 4 to 12 treatment sessions, although, some people might need to revisit the treatment for a touch-up every year.

Pros – 

  • Permanent hair reduction technique
  • Fast and effective 
  • Safe and painless
  • Works on almost all parts of the body

Cons –

  • Temporary side effects
  • Expensive 

At Welona, Slimming, Skin and Hair clinic we make sure you are treated only by experts in the industry. We have brought smiles on our clients that underwent laser hair reduction and other solutions at Welona, call us today 8220609609 and get flaunt-ready skin!