Hair removal is by no means a modern fashion trend, women have been under pressure to be hairless since the late 19th century. Ancient civilizations used to depict women as having very little body hair and Victorian art illustrated women as hairless beauties. John Ruskin’s credibility as an art critic and writer has been overshadowed by his marriage to his muse Effie Gray, which was annulled after six years because he couldn’t come to terms that she didn’t look like the artwork he admired.
Hair Removal In Modern Times
Even today if a celebrity decides not to remove underarm hair they are considered to be a rebel and public reaction is often negative. Female body hair had a resurgence in the 1970’s where women were burning their bras and letting their body hair remain aunatural. Now of course even men don’t find body hair acceptable and include hair removal as part of their grooming routine.
Excessive Body Hair
With society’s aversion to natural body hair being on display, it would be particularly distressing to suffer from excessive body hair on your face and other visible areas. Excessive body hair can be caused by factors such as; polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a genetic disposition or for no reason at all. Excessive body hair, which is also known as Hirsutism can cause the sufferer to have low self esteem, have negative feelings about their appearance and not feel feminine because the hair grows in a male pattern. Many women spend a lot of time removing excess hair so that they can feel confident that they look good.
Permanent Hair Removal
Permanent hair removal generally involves a series of treatment using lasers to destroy the hair follicle so that the hair will no longer grow. Specialists tend to describe it as permanent hair reduction because new hair naturally replenishes itself. However if you had regular treatment the result hair wouldn’t grow back and the result would be permanent. Lasers are used because they can damage the hair follicle without damaging the skin. Your technician will do a skin test to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for laser hair removal. You will also be given a list of guidelines that you must follow to ensure that your permanent hair removal treatment is as safe and successful as possible.
If you would like to discuss permanent hair removal, please contact us so we can arrange an appointment to assess your suitability for treatment.