Does Waxing make Hair Thinner?


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Body hair removal is an important issue for many people and there are a number of options now available to deal with the problem. Undoubtedly, one of the most popular of these is waxing. This procedure works by applying wax to the skin and ripping it off, damaging the hair root and reducing further growth. The major benefits of waxing are that it can be carried out on almost all areas of the body, is reasonably priced and can result in hairless skin for up to two months.

A common legend associated with waxing is that it causes hair to return thinner but this really does vary from person to person. Certainly, most people would agree that hair does not return any thicker than before and many would argue that it is much more fine and sparse than hair growth after shaving. Furthermore, some believe that continued waxing can lead to overall reduced hair growth and therefore less work is required in the future to remain hairless. It must be highlighted however, that this cannot be predicted and factors such as skin and hair type can be significant.

For those particularly looking to thin out hair rather than remove it, laser hair removal may be able to provide an effective solution. Many men, for example, would prefer an element of body hair to a totally hairless finish, and this can be easily achieved with laser hair removal. Using a concentrated beam of light to destroy the hair at the root, the treatment has a high success rate. To achieve this result however, multiple procedures are required. Therefore, to maintain a small amount of thin hair in the selected area, the client could request fewer treatments which would leave some follicles able to continue growing. The fact that less work is required should also help to reduce the costs involved.