Are you familiar with the term hypertrichosis?
Unless you regularly wash down the Oxford English Dictionary with your cornflakes, you’re probably not, but it’s the name those medical sorts give to an abnormal amount of hair growth over the body.
Although we’re not suggesting your feminine frame resembles that of a Sasquatch/Teen Wolf lovechild, we all have unwanted hair somewhere on our bodies that we’d love to remove.
Relying on traditional methods, however, whether it’s shaving waxing, tweezing or epilating, offers only brief respite, meaning you’ll be back to that furry square one again in next to no time.
But there’s an easy solution …
By opting for laser hair removal rather than reaching for the razor or tweezers, this non-invasive treatment aims to eliminate your follicles by using lasers focused on the root of your hair.
Rather than resembling some kind of weird Star Wars v Hirsute Invaders movie, the whole process is relatively pain free, saving you a fortune on razors and an incalculable number of preening hours.
But before you hotfoot it to your nearest clinic clutching a sweaty fistful of coins, check out our guide for everything you need to know about laser hair removal …
Gear Up for a Few Visits
Although shaving or waxing offer instant effects, laser hair removal will require a few visits to get the best results. This depends on how dark, fine, brittle or robust your hair is, but to ensure permanent removal of your follicles, prepare yourself for up to six visits.
Trust the Professionals
If you’re based in the UK, there are plenty of fully accredited and certified professionals on hand to offer the most effectual treatments, so make sure you choose a professional outfit. Why? Because you wouldn’t trust a clown to fix your car, so don’t trust a cowboy with a laser.
Make Sure You Plan Ahead
Whether you’re heading off on holiday or you’re wearing a short skirt to a wedding, it’s vital you plan ahead and make an appointment with your clinic around a month before the event. This is due to the redness caused by the treatment, which can be a bit of an eyesore on exposed skin.
Carry Out Your Own Research
Take a quick look around Google and you’ll find a raft of information pertaining to laser hair removal, with some so-called “experts” lauding the effectiveness of their techniques. However, it’s crucial you opt for a reputable clinic boasting a high number of testimonials from satisfied clients.
Finally, in a bid to avoid emptying the bin and fishing out your old razors, keep the above advice in mind and wave goodbye – permanently – to those annoying and time-consuming hairs.