Hair Removal Methods for the Legs

May 29, 2011 in Hair Removal 101,Laser hair removal

With summer around the corner, and many women planning to wear shorts, skirts and dresses all season long, hair removal on the legs is extremely important. Hairy legs are to most women unacceptable, and they go to great lengths to remove this growth. But legs are long, and one of the biggest and most time consuming areas for hair removal. Luckily, there are several different hair removal methods to choose from, both temporary and permanent.

Temporary hair removal methods for the legs, such as shaving, waxing and the use of depilatories and epilators can be fairly cheap and straightforward but the absolute biggest disadvantage to these hair removal methods is that hair will grow back within days or a few weeks. While most women know how to shave their legs, waxing can be a little trickier. Most beauty salons offer waxing, but the cost can add up, which is why many women to try to wax their legs at home. But the excruciating pain, along with the mess that comes with it, can lead many women to avoid at-home waxing all together. Sugaring is often a better choice because the paste does not stick to the skin like wax does and being water soluble, it is easier to clean up. But with both waxing and sugaring tons of practice, not to mention patience, is required to master the technique.

Other hair removal options for the legs that are temporary include epilators and depilatories. Epilators are handheld electrical tools that are designed to grasp and pull hairs out by the root as the device is moved closely along the skin. While many women find this tool too painful to withstand, loyal users swear that the method gets more tolerable with time and newer epilator models have built in pain reducing features.

Removing leg hair once and for all would be a dream to many women, which is why the possibility of permanent removal of these hairs will remain attractive. However, there are only two methods that are a realistic solution for the legs: laser hair removal and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). There is one more permanent hair removal option called electrolysis, but because it treats hairs one by one it is never performed on the legs as that would be far too time-consuming.

Laser hair removal is perhaps the best method for anyone looking for a more permanent removal of leg hairs, because newer and better laser devices are frequently introduced to the market. Small laser hair removal devices for home use are available for purchase by anyone, but professional treatments are more potent and can lead to better results. While permanent hair removal for the legs will certainly require time and commitment, the investment can definitely be worth it, as smooth hair free legs, especially in the summer, is priceless.

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