It’s a battle that women have been fighting for years: getting rid of unwanted body hair. With summer just around the corner (and let’s face it, here in Tampa the beach will start getting more crowded by March), women everywhere are going to be thinking about how they can ditch the fuzz and show off beautiful –looking skin in their bathing suits. Let’s take a look at some of the most common methods for getting rid of that unwanted hair and help you decide which one will work best for you.
There’s no denying that this is the most common method for both men and women when it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair. The nice thing about this method is that it’s both effective and low cost. The down side? You’re only removing hair at the skin level, so frequent maintenance is going to be required to keep the prickly growth at bay.
While this method costs more than shaving, waxing also lasts a lot longer since hair is removed directly from the follicle. This procedure involves using hot or cold wax applied directly to the skin and removing it quickly to pull the hair from the follicle. You typically can wait six weeks between waxes. Some of the down sides, however, are that you have to grow the hair out a bit in order for the wax to have something to grab on to. It’s also not the most comfortable procedure.
Do you remember a few years ago when Nair suddenly became popular for laser hair removal? Creams and gels are still a relatively popular method. Once applied, the cream chemically breaks down the hair. The results, though, only last about a week before the process needs to be completed. Just make sure you do your research, this some products work better than others.
Laser Hair Removal
If you’re looking for the most lasting results, your best option is laser hair removal. Advances in technology are causing this method to increase in popularity. The Mack Center was the first office to offer the new updated Prowave laser from Cutera. With this laser, we are able to target finer hair than other lasers available on the market.
The length of the appointment depends on the body area being treated and the number of sessions will vary from patient to patient. We recommend re-treating the area about every eight weeks so we can attack the hair in the active stages. The great news, however, is that with this amazing laser, we are able to help patients reach their goals of permanent hair reduction in about six to nine treatments. If you’re looking for laser hair removal in Tampa, contact us today! We’re happy to schedule an appointment for you and set you on the path to be hair free this summer!