The most common method of hair removal is shaving. This method is inexpensive, effective, and easy. It can be done anywhere by virtually anyone. However, it does have considerable drawbacks compared to other hair removal methods.
When a person shaves, he or she uses a sharp razor to cut hairs at the skin level. Straight razors, safety razors, and electric razors can all be used to cut the hair. The use of shaving cream or soap makes the process more comfortable but cuts and nicks are still possible. The razor can cause skin irritation and ingrown hairs. Patches of painful red bumps can appear, commonly called razor burn.
In addition to these side effects, shaving is a temporary solution to unwanted hair. Many people have to shave everyday to maintain smooth skin. Even so, stubble is a common problem. Shaving does nothing to stop or prevent the growth of hair. Cutting the hairs at skin level keeps the hair follicle intact so the hair can quickly grow back. Hair growth rates vary from person to person but, for some people, hair grows back over the course of one day, giving rise to the term “five o’clock shadow.”
For men, it is common to shave the face. However, women with unwanted facial hair may not want to use a razor. Women who want to maintain smooth bikini lines, faces, and underarms may wish to use more permanent hair removal methods.
Laser Hair Removal at LaserAway
Alternative hair removal methods offer longer lasting results and can have fewer side effects. Laser hair removal destroys the hair follicle to prevent hair growth indefinitely. The skin remains smooth. Multiple treatments are required but, eventually, the hair will not return. Laser hair removal is not as inexpensive or convenient as using a razor at home, but the quality of the results makes it preferable for many people.