A well-waxed bikini line is in vogue, even to the point of full body hair removal! There’s just one hitch: you don’t know how to go about it. Shaving, waxing, photoepilation or electrolysis. It’s important to know how to get rid of your bikini line without getting irritated or ingrown hairs. To help you see things more clearly, here is a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of the different hair removal methods.
The well-known razor: Shaving may seem ideal for those who want to remove excess hair by themselves at home. It’s the easiest method because it’s quick, inexpensive and painless. However, it carries an increased risk of cuts and nicks during shaving, which in turn can cause secondary infections leading to folliculitis. It also causes a lot of ingrown hairs that can become infected. Plus, it’s a never-ending task because every week you have to start all over again.
Waxing: waxing must be done by an esthetician to avoid the risk of burns, wounds, deformation of the hair follicle, and other inconveniences. It lasts much longer than shaving (3-4 weeks) and makes the hair thinner. However, it is painful, presents a high risk of ingrown hairs and is not permanent. It is a repetitive procedure, therefore expensive in the long run.
Photoepilation: Laser or Intense Pulsed Light hair removal are two popular methods that offer permanent hair reduction. Absorbed by the hair, the heat released by the laser or the light destroys a good part of the cells responsible for hair growth. In an ideal situation (white skin and dark hair), it can eliminate up to 80% of the hair. The remaining hairs must then be treated with electrolysis in order to obtain permanent and complete hair removal. This method requires a certain investment and is not adapted to dark skin and white, blond or red hair.
Electroepilation: Electrolysis is the only way to permanently eliminate all hair and achieve the perfect looking bikini line forever! A probe the size of a hair is inserted into the hair follicle, and an ultra-fast current is emitted at the base of the hair to destroy its root. There is no risk of ingrown hairs. What’s more, existing ingrown hairs can also be removed. This method is suitable for all skin and hair colors. The treatment sensation is also very comfortable when using Apilus technology. However, it requires an investment of time and money.
Clever permanent choice 😉: start with photoepilation treatments to reduce hair pilosity as much as possible and finish with electroepilation to get rid of the remaining hair.
Let’s face it, we all dream about it! Come on, get on with it and say goodbye to waxing or shaving. Now you know how to get a smooth, hair-free bikini line forever.