Hair Removal Methods: What is the Best Option for you?

Jul 10, 2017 | Laser Hair Removal Articles, Waxing Articles

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For years, men and women have sought out the best way to remove unwanted body and facial hair and many don’t mind going through a bit of pain to get it done. If you are looking for hair removal services in Ottawa, look no further than Dermis Advanced Skin Care, where we offer guidance to help you pick between the most popular methods of hair removal techniques.

There are a lot of options available, from tweezing to waxing and even electrolysis.  Each comes with its own lists of pros and cons, but they all serve the same purpose: to remove the hair that you don’t want. The most popular three options in Ottawa are waxing, laser hair removal and electrolysis. Below, we’ll go over some of the details of why these options are so well-liked so that you can make the best decision for your unique hair removal needs.

Waxing: A Time-Tested and Trusted Method

Waxing comes first on the list because it is the single most reliable method of hair removal, as well as one of the oldest. This method has stood up to the test of time because it works. In fact, it works so well that clients at Dermis Advanced Skin Care sing its praises despite the pain. If you can get through it a few times, you’ll find that this process does eventually become less painful and discomforting. Some people can’t imagine ever reverting back to any other means of removing the unwanted body or facial hair!

Though waxing will not likely put a permanent end to your hair’s growth, it does last a number of weeks because this method pulls the hair out right from its root. Some people have found that routine waxing helps their hair to grow in finer over time, but that’s not the case for most of us. If you choose waxing as your preferred way of clearing away unwanted hair, it will probably become a lifelong endeavor.

Even if you are considering more expensive hair removal methods, waxing is a great alternative while you weigh out your options. It is inexpensive and long-lasting, which makes waxing an ideal solution for those who can’t or don’t want to spend a lot of money on hair removal.

Laser Hair Removal: For When You’re Ready to Commit to Permanence (and possibly pain)

Most Ottawa residents who undergo the laser hair removal process find that their hair growth reduces by as much as eighty to ninety percent and the results are usually quite a bit more permanent than other methods on the market. You are not guaranteed to experience total or even 90% hair reduction, but your hair will become finer as well as lighter, so it won’t be as obvious to you, or the people around you.

Different clients experience different levels of pain, and that fact should be considered before you take the plunge into having your hair removed with this method. While some people find the pain irritating at worst, others don’t handle it so well.

If you have darker hair, you will likely see better results than your fairer-haired friends. This is because the laser seeks out pigmentation before destroying the hair at its root through the use of light.

Electrolysis: Say “Goodbye” Forever to Unwanted Hair 

If your hair is too light or otherwise too problematic to opt for laser hair removal but you still want permanent results, electrolysis might be for you! Dermis Advanced Skin Care will assist any Ottawa residents who might need a consultation before making any permanent hair removal decision, as electrolysis is the single most expensive way to remove unwanted hair. We will help you figure out if laser or electrolysis is the best method for you and your individual needs.

This method is preferred by Ottawans who struggle with undesirable facial hair because laser hair removal cannot be performed around the eyes. Eyebrows, upper lip hair and chin hair are common complaints from those who seek out treatment at Dermis Advanced Skin Care, and electrolysis can wipe it all away and probably for good!

As you might expect from the name, electrolysis uses an electrical current to destroy hair follicles, which means that this method can be used on anyone, with any type of hair or skin. There is a degree of pain to be expected in this process, but many Ottawa clients choose to use a skin numbing agent during treatment to minimize the discomfort.

Electrolysis is also a rather lengthy process because the end goal is to permanently keep your hair from growing back where you don’t want it. The professionals at Dermis Advanced Skin Care will tell you how many treatments will be required until the process is completely finished, and it’s important to keep your electrolysis appointments if you want to see the best possible results.

Schedule a consultation with Dermis Advanced Skin Care today by calling us at 613-233-7546!