From fur to cleanskin
Unlike bears and hippies, not all of us like to grow our winter fur. There’s no medical reason for the removal of body hair but in western culture it’s common.
Depilating the genital and anal area is becoming more popular these days to satisfy our vanity but also for a cleaner and more enjoyable experience when one’s lover ventures below.
The abundance of hair removal products may confuse you. It’s best to stick to the methods that you can afford and feel most comfortable using.
Shaving has been around for centuries. Modern technology has progressed from the rusty razor to new disposable and electric shavers -“ great for general hair removal.
What’s attractive about shaving is it’s inexpensive and convenient, with few side effects.
Waxing can be done both professionally and at home. It can be messy and painful if you’re not stripped in the right hands. Waxing usually lasts three to six weeks. If you’re doing a home job, it’s important to read the directions carefully and skip shaving a few weeks before.
If you’re a woman with a moustache, a cream called eflornithine is available by prescription. The cream is applied twice a day until the hair becomes softer and lighter.
There are other hair removal creams that come in handy for a quick treatment -“ just make sure you choose from the more sensitive non-smelling range.
Once you’ve waxed or shaved, you must use an inhibitor cream to prevent irritation and ingrown hairs.
If you’re serious about getting rid of the two-inch back hair or embarrassing bum fluff, electrolysis and laser removal have a more permanent effect.
Electrolysis expert Wendy Gilbert-Grey from Hairstop said procedures are becoming more popular in the gay community.
Electrolysis is permanent and usually costs $50 for every 15 minutes. The side effects include discomfort and slight reactions. It works anywhere and is best for white and ginger hair, she said.
IPL [intense pulsed light] works for many types of hair. IPL on the neck is very popular especially when getting rid of or preventing neck rashes and pustules and is great for the genital region.
Then there is the latest advance in technology, IPL combined with radio frequency technology.
Said to be less painful than other hair removal techniques, it uses the power of both bio-polar radio frequency and optical energy. It was developed by IPL inventor Dr Shimon Eckhouse and physicist Dr Michael Kreindel and is said to be an improvement on existing IPL treatments and other permanent hair removal options.
Like any treatment, talk to a medical professional first, or even your local dermatologist.
Hairstop: 9362 8399 or visit www.hairstop.biz
Rena Kan Cosmetics: 9327 2221 or www.renakan.com.au
Dolce Vita Beauty: 9565 4777