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5 Best Ways to Remove Unwanted Hair According to Dermatologists

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How to Remove Unwanted Hair Professionally

There are many reasons for wanting to get rid of hair in different areas – you don’t like where it grows, you find it too bothersome to deal with, or aesthetically you prefer to have lighter or no hair (especially as we’re in the midst of bikini season)! Whatever your reason, we’re here to tell you the 5 best ways to remove unwanted hair, according to dermatologists

What are the Commonly Treated Areas for Unwanted Hair?

The most commonly treated areas for unwanted hair include:

  • Bikini Line
  • Brazilian 
  • Underarms
  • Arms 
  • Upper Lip
  • Face
  • Legs
  • Eyebrows


Shaving is often done with a drugstore razor, trimmer, or straight razor and cuts the hair at the surface of the skin so you cannot see it. Although it is somewhat convenient, hair grows back quickly after shaving because it does not remove and weaken the hair in the follicle at all. Shaving is painless (unless you cut yourself) but you can irritate your skin, especially if you don’t use shaving cream or baby oil and don’t moisturize afterwards. 

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal uses highly concentrated energy which emits pulses of light, targeting the hair follicle and stopping the growth of hair. Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments, but results are usually seen after 3-5 treatments. After 1-3 weeks, the treated hair begins to fall out and as you attend more treatments, fewer hairs grow back. Laser hair removal is the most effective way to remove or decrease the amount of unwanted hair on your body.


Threading is a hair removal method that requires a lot of technique, skill, and attention to detail – so while it can be done at home, it is recommended that you go to a professional to experience its true effectiveness. Threading involves rolling two cotton threads over the hairs and ripping them out. It is a good option for smaller areas, like the arch of your eyebrows or the upper lip, as it is like a faster version of tweezing. The results can last for up to 4 weeks, but it is not done in larger areas and it can be quite painful. 


Electrolysis is like Laser hair removal but more invasive. This method sends an electrical current into the hair follicle, damaging it and preventing hair from growing. It can be relatively painful and takes several sessions to achieve permanent hair removal. It is highly recommended you have electrolysis performed by a professional, as blood infections or permanent scarring can occur.


Waxing can be done at home or by a professional, which makes it accessible like shaving but more effective in some cases. It is done by applying hot or cold wax to your skin, sometimes along with a wax strip, and quickly removing the wax, which pulls the hair out of the follicles. The results can last for a few weeks, however it is a painful process and not recommended for those with thin skin or people who are taking certain topical medications or antibiotics.

For those weighing their hair removal options, our waxing vs laser guide offers valuable insights to help you choose the right method for you.

What is the Best Way for Removing Unwanted Hair and the Benefits?

Dermatologists have determined that the best way for removing unwanted hair is Laser Hair Removal. Unlike electrolysis, laser hair removal is much less painful and, with the arrival of new technology, all hair types and skin tones can be treated as there are different lasers to choose from, providing you with a specifically catered hair-removal experience. 
The benefits of laser hair removal are that it is a relatively painless, non-invasive method of removing unwanted hair where you can see results within weeks. After laser hair removal, the hair in the follicle is either permanently lightened both in color and thickness, or removed altogether. It makes managing unwanted hair that much easier, and the results will last for a very long time. 

Why Choose SpaMedica to Treat Your Unwanted Hair

SpaMedica is an industry leader in Laser Hair Removal and many other methods of removing unwanted hair, with a focus on non-invasive procedures. Removing unwanted hair should be as painless, easy, and effective as possible, and SpaMedica is here to make sure you get the results you want. Book a consultation today!

By SpaMedica Infinite Vitality Clinic Non-Surgical

The team at Toronto's SpaMedica comprises a distinguished group of Canada's top dermatologists, nurses, and technicians, specializing in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. With a wealth of experience and credentials, the team expertly delivers anti-aging, body contouring, laser skin, skincare, and vaginal treatments. Known for their commitment to patient care and exceptional results, the medspa team continues to lead the industry in innovative techniques.
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