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Where Hair Is Taboo…

underarms laser hairHaving hair on the face and body is natural. It’s nature’s way of providing a layer of insulation against the cold as well as protection from debris. 

However, there are certain times and places where excessive hair (or sometimes any hair at all) is seen as taboo and it would seem that society’s expectations in this regard are getting more stringent.

Laser hair removal offers an excellent solution with permanent results.

Women – Where Hair is Taboo

1. Underarm Hair

In the UK and the States, most women and men would agree that displaying underarm hair is a bit unpleasant and unsightly. That’s why most women carry out regular shaving, epilation, waxing or other treatments especially during the summer months to ensure that they aren’t caught showing underarm hair. A lack of hair also helps to control body odour too, as sweat can cling to hair – but not if it’s not there!

In winter, the frequency of shaving/waxing might lessen, but the hair removal normally continues – especially for swimmers, sports people or those wearing occasion frocks.

2. Facial Hair

All females have some amount of facial hair, which tends to increase with age, becoming more visible as the menopause approaches. Having a shadowy ‘moustache’ is definitely taboo, as is an excess of downy hair on the cheeks.

Top lips can be treated with waxing, bleaching or creams.

3. Bikini Line

Opinions divide here, there are many that would still prefer the ‘natural’ look, but increasingly the dominant fashion is to have some form of personal grooming for the pubic area. This doesn’t have to mean the Brazilian or Hollywood, but does mean attending to the edges and trimming the overall growth for a result that is invisible under a bikini.

Men – Where Hair is Taboo

For men, the presence of excessive body hair is considered unpleasant. Some people have a considerable thick growth of hair on the torso and on the arms, right down to the hands. This can look particularly odd when it springs out from beneath a shirt, as well as being seen as unpleasant on the beach.

Laser Hair Removal for Taboo Hair

Laser hair removal has been a revelation for those who are looking to manage unwanted and unsightly hair.

The latest high tech laser systems tick all the boxes:

  • Offer permanent hair reduction results (course of 6 normally recommended)
  • Tackle facial and body hair
  • Work even with light hair/dark skin
  • Suitable for women and men
  • Painless process

Beware, the same cannot be said of all laser hair removal systems. The cheaper IPL can be quite uncomfortable, struggle to deliver the results and be quite ineffective on lighter hair/darker skin.

Laser Hair Removal Bristol

Quinn Clinics’ laser hair removal centre in Clifton offers a choice of 2 state of the art laser hair removal machines depending on each patient’s unique requirements:

  • Candela elōs Plus with Motif
  • Lumenis Lightsheer


While many competitors charge for the initial consultation, at Quinn Clinics there is a free consultation and skin more without any pressure.

68, Oakfield Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2BG.
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 924 4592

Email: info@quinnclinics.co.uk

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