Monday, October 23, 2006

Hair Removal

Unwanted hair on the face (eyebrows, upper and lower lips, cheeks, chin, hairline, bridges of the nose between the eyebrows and sideburns) as also on the neck, shoulders, arms and underarms, breasts, abdomen, bikini line, legs, back and the chest often makes hair removal quite essential. Particularly for those who are active and need to meet others daily. For female swimmers it is absolutely vital since the scanty swimsuit reveals most of the body to others. Hair also slows down the swimmer due to friction. The matter becomes even more embarrassing for women who are rather liberal with their dresses as compared to the average male whose attire covers almost the whole body.

Genital Herpes

Herpes Simplex type-2 virus (HSV-2) causes genital herpes. It is a painful and embarrassing ailment for which there is no therapeutic cure. It is also a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and once a person is infected, the virus remains in the victim’s nerve cell of the skin or within the central nervous system from where it is difficult to eradicate. It is highly contagious and is spread by contact with the fluid in the blisters or through sexual intercourse. The first symptom of genital herpes is a tingling, burning or numb feeling, followed by painful fluid-filled blisters. Fever may or may not accompany the general distress. Women often develop painful sores on the vulva, on the cervix and inside the vagina. The situation worsens if the person is hirsute as profusion of body hair makes the blisters unmanageable. As precautionary measures, the skin should be kept clean, dry and as much bereft of hair as possible. Some painless hair removal technique may be applied to avoid general discomfort.

Hair removal methods

There are several methods that can be used to remove the unwanted body hair. Laser hair removal is rather costly and has to be repeated over and over again as it cannot remove the hair permanently. Electrolysis hair removal involves inserting a needle under the skin to get at the hair follicles. However this is a painful method and requires several sittings. Other hair removal systems such as Waxing, Shaving and Depilitories. Some of them are outdated and nobody needs them these days. Also gone are the days of the electric shavers with their whirring motors and rotary cutters for hair removal. A ground-breaking new method of hair removal involves a process in which painless radio frequency waves are sent through the hair that deadens the unwanted hair at the root. The entire process is an FDA approved noninvasive form of permanent hair removal and may be used in the privacy of one’s room without any outside aid. Over and above, there is no pain, redness of the skin or possible scarring of tissue with its use and so can be safely applied to face or neck.

Hair removal – Where it is a Must

Under certain circumstances hair removal is a must. Take for example the case of accident victims. In case of a head injury, the doctor can do nothing unless the entire head is shaved clean for proper examination. In the case of surgery, the first action taken on the patient is removal of the body hair. Even in non-surgical matters like ECG of the heart, hair from the chest is removed methodically so that the terminals may set properly to record heart condition. Checking and recording of the curves of a rhythmic and arrhythmic heart could never have been possible if the terminals were set on a hairy chest.


Hair removal has become a fashion these days. Most preferred to remain clean shaved. Very few men would also feel attracted towards a hairy woman. So the demand for hair removal is high.


At 10:33 AM, Blogger Heather said...

Surveys indicate that 80% of women and over 50% of men have Unwanted Hair in various body areas. Much of this unwanted hair is genetic, but sometimes it is the result of other causes, for example, testosterone treatments. Humans have lost most of their body fur over the past few millions of years. Today, many still seek the "longest-lasting," "least painful," and "least expensive" methods for getting rid of unwanted hair. Hair removal salons report that men are increasingly interested in hair removal and that their male clientele ranges between 35% and 60% today.

Despite changes in the past 20 years in attitudes toward many other types of body changes, attitudes toward body hair remain rigid. A recent study asked college students to view videotapes of a woman emerging from a swimming pool and drying herself. In one videotape, the woman had more body hair. In the other, she had shaved. Both male and female students considered the woman with more body hair as less intelligent, less sociable, and less happy than the same woman as she appeared after shaving. The students also thought of the unshaven woman as more aggressive and strong, and, in essence, they saw her as less feminine.

Playboy and other magazines have also become a "fashion magazine" for hair removal. That is, it seems to set the trend. How much we take off as a society is often indicated by the girls in the magazines.


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