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.
The information above is provided courtesy of American Electrology Association.
Did you Know?
Electrology is the only hair removal method recognized as permanent by the FDA.
Clean skin releases unwanted hair more easily. Remove your makeup before your appointment, so the hair follicles are clean and accessible.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Drinking plenty of water helps unwanted hair slide right out.
Did you know?
If your electrologist can't see the hairs, they can't zap the hairs. Plucking, waxing, threading, or tweezing before your hair removal appointment reduces the number of hairs your electrologist can remove.
Talk to your electrologist about any questions or concerns. We want your experience to be as comfortable and effective as possible.
Ask your electrologist for aftercare advice. We can recommend the product that is right for your skin and treatment program.
It's okay to shave between treatments, but never, ever tweeze!
For a more comfortable treatment, avoid caffeine for a few hours before your appointment.
Did you know?
The hair you see is not all the hair you have. Hair grows in cycles. That's why it takes more than one appointment to permanently clear an area.
Did you know?
Gently exfoliating your skin before your treatment opens up the follicles and lets the unwanted hair slide out more easily.
Advanced Permanent Hair Removal
JoAnne Fisher, CPE and Kolleen Sweeney, CPE
891 Weber Lane
Erie, PA 16508
American Electrology Association
Pennsylvania Society of Electrologists
Certified Professional Electrologist
Graduate, Southeastern Institute of Electrology, Charleston, SC
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