Whether it is facial or body-related, many men and women alike have unwanted hair that they wish to remove. From the back, chest, legs, feet, toes, fingers, belly button, arms, upper lip, and even the chin; there are those always looking for options when it comes to hair removal.
What causes unwanted hair? Anything from specific medications (e.g. drugs with steroids within, or that has increased levels of specific hormones), as well as genetics, and conditions (like polycystic ovarian syndrome).
As per the American Academy of Dermatology, body hair grows to the full length within a month, on average. Female hair doesn’t grow as fast as male hair, and a person’s hair on their head grows approximately six inches, annually. Some factors affect how fast someone’s hair can grow and this includes diet, genetics, and medications. Your hair also tends to slow down in growing as you age.
There is a perception out there that certain hair removal treatments can rid a person of unwanted hair, permanently. Truth is, in most cases, there is no way to do this; however, there are plenty of ways to remove hair for weeks, sometimes months, or for prolonged periods.
Below are 10 different options when it comes to hair removal.
While laser hair removal options and electrolysis can be incredible hair removal treatments, they can be quite costly, and there are other options out there, with one major one being prescription creams that a dermatologist can offer. The results last in and around eight weeks (on average), and you simply have to apply the cream to the region(s) needed twice daily for a month. One treatment cream costs about $50, and some options focus on facial and body hair.
Much like chemical depilation products, prescription creams may cause rashes, burning, and acne breakouts as side effects due to the disruption to hair follicle production.