At Emma Hart Aesthetics we understand that unwanted hair can be a frustrating issue. Whether you’re looking for temporary fixes or long-lasting solutions, we’re here to give you open and honest information to find the best method to achieve smooth, hair-free skin. Explore our comprehensive guide to learn about the various treatment options available and find the one that suits your needs.

Why Remove Unwanted Hair?

Unwanted hair can affect your confidence and comfort. Removing it can:

  • Enhance your appearance
  • Improve skin hygiene
  • Boost your confidence
  • Provide a smoother skin feel

Treatment Options

1. Shaving

Overview: Shaving is one of the most common and straightforward methods of hair removal.


  • Quick and easy
  • Painless
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to do at home


  • Short-term results
  • Risk of cuts and irritation
  • Potential for ingrown hairs
  • Some clients are prone to regrowth rashes and discomfort only a few hours after shaving

Best For: Legs, underarms, and facial hair.

Tips: Use men’ razors (no pink tax) and mens shaving cream to reduce irritation followed by a post shave balm.

2. Waxing

Overview: Waxing involves applying hot or cold wax to the skin and then removing it quickly to pull out hairs from the root.


  • Long-lasting results (3-6 weeks)
  • Fewer ingrown hairs compared to shaving.
  • Available at home treatments or in-salon.


  • Painful
  • Can cause skin irritation and redness
  • Requires hair to grow out to a certain length
  • Clients can experience follicle inflamation during the regrowth phase due to the weakened hair structure unable to pierce the skin.

Best For: Legs, arms, underarms, and bikini area.

Tips: Exfoliate before waxing and avoid hot showers immediately after.

3. Depilatory Creams

Overview: These creams contain chemicals that break down the structure of the hair, allowing it to be wiped away.


  • Painless
  • Easy to use


  • Can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions
  • Strong odor
  • Short-term results

Best For: Legs, arms, and underarms.

Tips: Always do a patch test before full application.

4. Epilation

Overview: Epilators are devices that pull out multiple hairs from the root simultaneously.


  • Long-lasting results (up to 4 weeks)
  • Can be done at home


  • Painful
  • Time-consuming for larger areas

Best For: Legs and arms.

Tips: Use at night to allow any redness to fade by morning.

5. Laser Hair Removal

Overview: This method uses laser light to target and destroy hair follicles, resulting in permanent hair reduction.


  • Permanent results
  • Minimal regrowth


  • Higher upfront costs
  • Requires multiple sessions
  • May not be suitable for clients on photo senstive medications
  • Cannot treat white/ grey or blonde hairs

Best For: All body areas, especially larger ones like the back and legs.

Tips: Consult with a certified technician to determine if you’re a good candidate.

6. Electrolysis

Overview: Electrolysis uses electric current to destroy hair follicles, offering permanent hair removal.


  • Permanent results
  • Works on all hair types and colours


  • Painful
  • Time-consuming and expensive

Best For: Small areas like the face, where laser hair removal cannot treat white hairs.

Tips: Ensure treatments are performed by a licensed professional.

Choosing the Right Method

When choosing a hair removal method, consider the following factors:

  • Pain Tolerance: Methods like waxing and epilation can be painful, while shaving and creams are pain-free.
  • Budget: Laser hair removal and electrolysis can be costly, whereas shaving and creams are budget-friendly.
  • Time Commitment: Some methods provide quick results but need frequent maintenance, while others require longer time but offer extended results.

Post-Treatment Care

Regardless of the method you choose, proper post-treatment care is essential to maintain smooth, healthy skin:

  • Moisturise regularly: Keep your skin hydrated to prevent dryness and irritation.
  • Avoid sun exposure: Protect your skin from UV rays, especially after treatments like waxing and laser.
  • Exfoliate gently: Prevent ingrown hairs by exfoliating your skin 2-3 times a week.

Get in Touch

Have questions or need professional advice? Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our hair removal specialists. Achieve the smooth, hair-free skin you’ve always desired with Emma Hart Aesthetics.