And although you may already have a preferred method of removing hair, if you find the routine inconvenient, boring or ineffective you way want to consider trying laser hair removal.
This is a quick but gentle way of removing excess body hair, and in the majority of cases women see a permanent reduction in overall hair growth to the treated area.
The procedure involves a concentrated beam of light which is aimed at hair and is absorbed by the pigment, damaging the follicle enough to affect future growth.
To prevent re-growth altogether, the hair needs to be in a certain growth phase, but not all hair will be at this point during the treatment. This is why multiple treatments are often recommended if you want to end up with long term hair removal.
Usually the treatment begins with a test patch if you've never undergone the procedure before, and then it usually takes anything from ten to 40 minutes, depending on the surface area.
The treatment is virtually painless and can be used on any skin type, including Asian, Afro Caribbean and dark skins and all hair types, such as black, blond, grey, white and fine.
And since laser hair removal is not as painful as other treatments, it can be used to help rid yourself of unwanted hair in sensitive areas, such as the face or bikini line, as well as from your back, chest or stomach.
It is also the only hair removal treatment that has been clinically proven to get rid of excess hair rapidly, virtually painlessly and with long-lasting results.
You may suffer some redness following the procedure but this tends to disappear very quickly - almost always by eight hours later maximum - and beyond this there is never usually any recovery time needed at all.