I have always been aware that hair removal has a long history but was nevertheless surprised to read that cavemen allegedly scraped off their beard and hair, presumably for survival reasons (reduced infestations, less for adversaries to hang on to?). Better documented are the practices of ancient Egyptians: bronze razors and the depilatory method of sugaring (sticky paste applied to the skin, strips of cloth applied to paste and yanked off!)amongst them.
Social norms governing the types amd amount of hair on display differ within different cultures and have also evolved over time. One constant has been the place of hair removal in personal grooming in virtually all human societies. Helping people stay selectively hairless is big business and the technologies involved ranged from stone-aged (good old shaving) to star-wars (lasers and other rays).
In defining the ideal hair removal method, comfort and result rank among the main criteria. Pain and hair removal have become very closely associated through treatments like waxing and electrolysis. Methods like waxing do not remove hair permanently. The permanent hair removal method of electrolysis, while effective, is very painful and tedious as it involves hair follicles to be destroyed individually one at a time.
A treatment which scores highly on result is laser hair removal. As a group, laser hair removal is extremely effective in achieving permanent hair reduction. However, the amount of pain and discomfort can differ depending on the type of laser/machine and this has been a hindrance for what is otherwise an ideal treatment.
With the latest state-of-the-art Soprano XL Laser machine, this problem has been largely overcome. Patients find this to be both highly effective and comfortable.
At my aesthetic clinic, the Soprano XL hair removal has achieved a high level of satisfaction and popularity. Typically, patients have required 3-6 treatment sessions for good permanent results. All who have experienced the treatment have sworn never to return to waxing.