Hair. We all have it. Some have an abundance of it. So abundant that they actually crawl all over the body instead of only concentrating on certain parts where they serve with a rightful purpose.
A lot of women battle with unwanted hairs all over their bodies - legs, arms, back, and (the most unflattering part for me) the upper lip among others. Shaving, tweezing, and waxing is just a few of the cosmetic treatments available in the market for people who wish to have skin that is perfectly flawless minus the hair. These treatments, however, do not promise permanent results. If done incorrectly and in an unsanitary manner, they can cause injury or infection to the skin.
Do you know that there are other ways to rid your body of unwanted hair in a more safe and almost permanent manner? Yes! And it is just your lucky day as this article is about those hair removal solutions!
Laser Hair Removal Review FAQS by Celine Chiam
Celine Chiam poses a funny story at the beginning of her blog. “Why am I born like a gorilla?” She recalls asking her mother when she was small. Growing up, Celine noticed that her body was a bit hairier compared to her friends. Quite unsightly for a fine lady, she says.
In her quest to be hair free, well at least for certain parts of her body like the underarms, lower arms and legs; Celine took her hairy limbs out for a laser hair removal treatment! She mentions that this was her first time to undergo such treatment, so she was slightly nervous before the procedure.
To prep her body for the laser hair removal, Celine underwent a numbing and shaving process. Numbing cream was specifically applied to her armpit areas, as the laser can be quite painful when administered to these parts. For other parts of the body, Celine does not mention the need for the numbing cream. Although she says that these parts felt some slight discomfort when the laser passed through. The laser procedure commenced after the numbing cream has taken effect.
As with pain, Celine comments that the laser hair removal treatment did cause some, though they were nothing compared to repeated plucking or waxing. If your pain tolerance is low, then a laser procedure can be your best bet for hair removal. When getting your armpit treated, Celine warns of some uneasiness and prickling sensations that will linger for somewhat more than an hour following the treatment. She also noticed that parts of her skin had bumps, which the doctor shrugged off as a normal occurrence. These spots disappeared after 30 minutes.
The entire laser treatment, including the preparation, lasted for an hour. Fairly quick, I might say. Celine shares that her doctor advised that the hair removed by the laser will not disappear permanently, but she can expect a reduction in their growth to the point that they are barely visible to the sight. About 2 to 3 sessions are needed to have successful hair removal results.
For the results, Celine graces her blog with photos of her hair free and smooth limbs (plus armpits)! She goes to share the results after a few days, to which she saw that some hair has grown back on her arms and legs. She is happy to note that the strands did not grow as thick as they were before. Her armpit hair did not grow at all. It remained very short and even after two weeks, her armpit hair remained at .1 centimetre. Bravo!
A tub of hair removal cream was given to Celine to keep her skin moisturized. Since the laser is a heat-generating tool, applying it on the skin can cause extreme dryness.
To get the entire lowdown on Celine’s life-changing hair removal event, click here
Opt Laser Hair Removal System by Jessie Ting
In this review, beauty blogger Jessie Ting undergoes a treatment of OPT Laser Hair Removal System. She compares this new technology with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and gives her verdict on which is a much better choice for hair removal.
Jessie commends the OPT system at the start of her review. She mentions that this hair removal procedure is safer, more effective, and more comfortable. For this treatment, Jessie shares that she focused on the removal of unwanted hair from her armpits and lower legs.
The OPT laser hair removal started with the shaving of the targeted areas for treatment. After which, the parts were smeared with aloe vera gel. The OPT laser then was dragged over Jessie’s legs and armpits. As the laser was rolled on her skin, Jessie shares that she did not feel any discomfort as the laser, likewise, has a cooling feature. The treatment has no downtime and side effects, so there is no need to worry about taking some time off to recover as you can very well be out and about as soon as your procedure is done. Jessie exclaims that she was so amazed that, at just the first session, most of her hair was gone!
Jessie recommends this treatment for people who are interested in getting a hair removal treatment or skin rejuvenation. Read more about Jessie’s review on her blog.
Smooth Skin Control Treatment by Xiaxue
Xiaxue confesses on her blog review that she started shaving her legs and underarms when she was twelve years old! (Yep, I guess she is quite hairy!) And, if you have tried shaving your hair off, you would have an idea what to expect when the strands grow back. They are thicker and prickly to the touch! Imagine running your hands and feeling sandpaper rubbing against your skin when it actually is supposed to be your legs! Yikes!
Growing up, Xiaxue discloses that she has basically tried every hair removal trick she knows. There was tweezing, which was time-consuming. Shaving, which caused icky ingrown hairs. Brazilian waxes, which was expensive and PAINFUL!
So, when she was offered the S.S.C. treatment for hair removal, she did not even have to think twice about obliging! Smooth skin control treatment is similar to IPL as it uses light therapy to remove hair in a gentle manner. Xiaxue discloses that this treatment also whitens the skin, too.
Xiaxue’s legs were the targets for this treatment. A generous amount of gel was spread to both of her legs. After this, the light treatment commenced. Xiaxue discloses that this treatment has zero pain as compared to IPL. All she felt during the procedure was a warm sensation. In reality, she felt so relaxed she fell asleep!
The results? Xiaxue testifies that her legs became exceedingly smooth and moisturized. The following days only got better! Her legs felt smoother, fairer and less dry. The first sprouts of hair appeared after a week, but the growth was few. Xiaxue adds that the S.S.C. treatment is cheaper compared to other treatments for hair removal.
If you need to see to believe, head on to Xiaxue’s article on Smooth Skin Control to read her full disclosure plus photos!
Strip Underarm IPL for Just $18 by Maybelline
Maybelline called it quits with shaving her armpit - she found this hair removal method to be such a hassle, in addition to turning the underarms to the dark side. Makes you wonder if Darth Vader was the one responsible for advocating shaving!
Kidding aside, Maybelline's review informs us with her experience on hair removal using the IPL underarm strip. I was actually surprised at how this treatment is done super quick. Maybelline enumerates the contents of her IPL pouch on her review. These were: a disposable shaver, pre-sealed wet wipes, fresh cotton pads and buds, disposable latex gloves, and wooden spatulas. I initially thought that this was a DIY treatment, but Maybelline reveals that an attendant did the hair removal procedure for her.
She mentions of only 3 swift steps: putting on a pair of sunglasses for eye protection (as the machine used emitted heat that can be damaging to the eyes), a layer of gel applied on her underarms and finally, the zapping off of hair follicles. The IPL hair removal treatment for both sides of her armpit was done in just 15 minutes.
For post-treatment care, she was given some moisturizing and whitening creams to help keep the skin hydrated and delay the growth of hair strands.
Just a side note, this blog was written back in 2016, so there may be changes in the pricing already. You can read more about Maybelline's review here.
I think we have covered several hair removal treatments for you to choose from. We hope that this write-up helped you to decide on which procedure is most suitable for you! We wish you all the best in your hair removal quest!