In athletic competition, even a fraction of a second can make a difference. A streamlined profile can cut down on wind or water friction, provide a comfortable "feel" during athletic activity and make hygiene easier. Experts also say that athletes who participate in a sport which produces chafing could find some relief through hair removal.
As a result, the increased popularity of "manscaping," or the taming, shaping and removal of body hair, is going extreme for athletes in many sports. Many athletes choose permanent hair removal with electrolysis
The trend of widespread body hair removal, from back to arm and leg hair to the pubic region—even going totally bare—is most common among swimmers, cyclists and triathletes.
Athletes who turn to hair removal for improved athletic performance may choose to commit to weekly upkeep. But for those who would like the convenience of a permanent solution, electrolysis is the only effective option. Other methods may reduce the amount of hair or frequency of maintenance but only electrolysis is permanent.
Discuss your goals with your professional electrologist to develop a hair removal plan that meets your needs.
Answers to general questions about electrolysis are available on the FAQ page.
Before and After
22-year-old man wanted his chest hair thinned, but not totally removed. Only electrolysis is able to create a completely natural look by thinning and feathering. Laser cannot duplicate this natural appearance. Results were, of course, permanent.
For a more comfortable treatment, avoid caffeine for a few hours before your appointment.
Clean skin releases unwanted hair more easily. Remove your makeup before your appointment, so the hair follicles are clean and accessible.
Ask your electrologist for aftercare advice. We can recommend the product that is right for your skin and treatment program.
Before and After
26-year-old man with excessive beard hair on his neck. He had difficulty shaving this area which often resulted in the skin breaking out and the development of ingrown hairs. The "after" photo shows his neck clear of hair, pustules (breakouts) and ingrown hairs (bumps). Results were permanent.
Talk to your electrologist about any questions or concerns. We want your experience to be as comfortable and effective as possible.
It's okay to shave between treatments, but never, ever tweeze!
Did you know?
If your electrologist can't see the hairs, they can't treat the hairs. Tweezing, waxing, or threading before or between your hair removal appointments will only reduce the number of hairs your electrologist can remove (treat).
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Drinking plenty of water helps unwanted hair slide right out.
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