Body Hair Removal: What Are Your Options?

Body Hair Removal: What Are Your Options?

Body Hair Removal: What Are Your Options?

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Body hair can be the bane of a woman’s beauty routine. The constant maintenance of body hair can be time consuming and costly. For many women, a smooth and hairless appearance to the body is associated with femininity, but which method of body hair removal is the right one? It’s a question many women think about and experiment with, so in order to help make this experience a little easier Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic have put together their guide to body hair removal.


For many women, shaving is the easiest and most convenient solution to unwanted body hair. However, the process can be time consuming and provides short term results. Prickly regrowth is an issue many women find with this method of body hair removal.
“Shaving is often the first form of body hair maintenance that people try and can be an effective solution for many people. Shaving provides users with a cost-effective and convenient solution to their body hair, that does not require professional assistance and can be performed at home. However it often can cause uncomfortable and prickly regrowth and short results,” explained Dr. Alice Hudson-Peacock, a cosmetic doctor at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic.


Another method of body hair removal that is popular with many people is waxing. Body hair waxing can provide patients with a longer term solution to their unwanted hair, as the treatment removes the hair at the root, as opposed to cutting it. However the treatment can often be uncomfortable and cause skin irritation and redness.

“Although there are at-home waxing kits, I would strongly suggest seeking the services of a hair removal professional. As the treatment involves applying hot wax to the body, it and can cause skin irritation and blistering if the temperature of the wax is not correctly moderated. Seeking professional treatment will take the hardship out of this process and also allow you to get more even and professional results,” Dr. Hudson-Peacock said.

Laser hair removal

If you have had enough of constant body hair maintenance then laser hair removal may be the solution for you. Laser hair removal treatment provides patients with an effective and long term solution to unwanted body hair by destroying the hair follicle, preventing further hair from growing. The treatment achieves this by penetrating the hair with high level of light energy beams. These beams use the pigmentation within the hairs to travel down the hair shaft and effectively destroy the follicle.
As laser hair removal treatments rely on the pigments within the body hair, the treatment is most effective on patients with darker hair. Patients with blonde or red hair may experienced varied results from laser hair removal.
“The great thing about laser hair removal treatment is that it allows patients to gain a long term solution to their unwanted hair. This is a huge positive for many patients as it means that they can feel confident in baring their body, without fear of unwanted body hair.”
“In addition to this, laser hair removal also gives patients a quick and convenient solution to their body hair. The treatment can usually be performed in as little as 30 minutes and requires minimal recovery time, making it perfect for patients looking for a treatment that will fit within their busy lifestyles,” concluded Dr. Hudson-Peacock.
If you think laser hair removal treatment is the right option for you, Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic can help. The clinic boasts a team of experienced cosmetic doctors and dermatologists as well as cutting edge equipment. Undergoing laser hair removal with a dermatological specialist has huge positives, as it means patients can gain the results they want without potential damage to the skin.
If you would like more information about laser hair removal, book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic by calling 01227 472288 or emailing reception@skinandlaser.co.uk. The clinic has a loyal clientele of patients in a range of locations such as Ashford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Margate, Ramsgate, Hythe, Whitstable, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Sheppy and Maidstone – join them today!