Arms & Legs Hair Removal | Hair Removal for Arms & Legs
Arms / Legs Hair Removal?
When men opt to have their arms or legs shaven then it's usually either for athletic performance or because hair growth is excessive. If you're one of the people that suffer from excessive hair growth on the arms or legs then it may be worth asking your doctor for a blood profile test in order to try and find the root cause of the problem. Sometimes blood profiles can show imbalances in hormones that can be addressed.
Arms and Legs Hair Removal - Your Options
Arms and legs have a large combined surface area and it can be quite tricky to remove hair on yourself. These are your best options (click on the titles on the left hand side to learn more about each method of hair removal).
|Waxing / Sugaring||Cheap and can be performed at home safely. The main downside is that it's an uncomfortable process and quite messy. You can also have waxing/sugaring done at a local salon - price is cheaper than the average laser / electrolysis session and results are guaranteed for all hair and skin types. Simple, non-invasive, safe and effective for everyone.|
|Wet Shaving||Can be applied at home. The main problem with this method is that the length of time that the area stays smooth is not very long (a couple of days) and likelihood of irritation is quite high (ingrown hairs are common). On the positive side, it's easy, anyone can do it and equipment doesn't cost more than a couple of dollars.|
|Laser Hair Removal||This is a more permanent procedure for removing hair. You need to go to a clinic to have laser hair removal and it will cost quite a lot of money to go through a full course. Results aren't guaranteed and laser hair removal isn't right for all hair and skin types. Laser hair removal is considered safe when done by a professional - lasers in the hands of people who don't know what they're doing can be dangerous and cause long term issues such as scarring and lesions. If you respond well to laser hair removal, you can permanently reduce hair by up to 70% - 90% after a serious of sessions.|
|Depilatory Creams||These creams contain chemicals that remove hair from your skin. The results are temporary - in fact some people will notice hair growing back the next day. Results are pretty much guaranteed on everybody regardless of hair or skin type although people with course hair may not see complete removal. These creams can be applied at home, only cost a few dollars (the price depends on the brand, obviously) and can be applied quickly and easily. Depilatory creams may be useful for athletes when removing hair for athletic performance - for aesthetics, though, the results of depilatory creams aren't long term enough.|
I haven't mentioned electrolysis hair removal here simply because it's really not appropriate for large areas of the body.
For athletic/sporting reasons I'd suggest a short term, easy method of hair removal such as waxing, sugaring or the use of depilatory creams. For longer term results, then the only real option at the moment is to look at laser hair removal and Intensed Pulse Light hair removal.
The results of both these two procedures vary from one person to the next - you'll need to make sure that you take advice from a physician to be certain that you're a good candidate for the treatment. I have written an article here about how to choose a laser clinic.