Do you ever just wish you could be hair-free and not deal with all of the annoyances of hair removal? Yeah, us too. Sometimes it’s not a big deal, you shave your legs, and you call it a day. But most of the time, body hair is one of the most annoying things we have to deal with. If you choose to remove your body hair, you definitely know that it can be a struggle at times. It seems like no matter what you do: the hair just keeps growing back!
As if it weren’t bad enough dealing with hair on larger areas of our bodies, such as our legs and arms, some people also have to endure hair growing on smaller parts of their bodies. You can get hair pretty much anywhere on your body, regardless of your gender. Most of the time, this is a hereditary issue. If your parents have hair in small and random spots, you probably will as well. One spot that many people complain about growing hair in is their hands.
If people have hair on their hands, it will likely cover the tops of their hands as well as each of their fingers. The good news is this type of hair is typically thin and light in color. This is known as vellus hair, which is hard to see. For this reason, most people don’t have an issue with having hairy hands. You can really only see it if you look super closely.
However, in some cases, people will have some (or all) hair that is dark in color. This hair is noticeable and can be seen just looking at the hands. This is when people start to get a bit self-conscious about it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having hair on your hands and fingers. It’s actually completely normal, and more people have hair there than you would think.
The important thing is whether or not having hairy hands bothers you. If you don’t care, then that’s great! But, if you are like most people and prefer to be hair-free, that’s fine too. Either way, you have plenty of options to choose from. There are a few ways that you can go about removing hair from your hands and regaining some confidence! This is the ultimate guide to dealing with hairy hands.
What is IPL?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It can be used for quite a few cosmetic procedures. IPL works for hair removal, fading scars, helping with pigmentation, rejuvenating skin, and stimulating collagen. This is why it can be used for so many different procedures. Many people use IPL on their skin to address the concerns mentioned above. A different wavelength is used for these cosmetic procedures because it is targeting a different part of the skin.
When it comes to hair removal, the wavelength is important. It needs to be high enough to target the hair follicle below the skin, whereas other procedures are trying to stimulate the surface of the skin to induce cell turnover. IPL for hair removal, on the other hand, has a different target altogether. It is trying to kill and destroy the hair follicle, which will then prevent hair from growing back. Each time you use IPL, it reduces the hair re-growth period until, eventually, it doesn’t grow back at all (or very minimally with vellus hairs).
How is IPL Different From Laser Hair Removal?
IPL is not the same thing as laser hair removal. This uses a single spectrum wavelength, which means its pulses are much more targeted. A laser covers a much smaller area of skin, which is why it is ideal for smaller acne scars and similar issues. IPL uses a multi-spectrum wavelength, which means it is less targeted. It is able to cover larger areas of skin, making it ideal for hair removal.
This is a highly effective treatment. It can be a great solution for you if you are trying to get rid of the hair on your hands. The biggest issue with getting IPL treatments at your dermatologist’s office is the price. You have to get the treatments done as a package with multiple sessions.
Most packages will cost you around $600 or more, depending on the treatment area and how your body reacts. That is a lot of money to spend on a treatment for the small amount of hair on your hands! It’s also a lot of time to spend in the office when you have to schedule each appointment a few weeks apart.
Is There an Alternative to In-Office Treatments?
Yes! Thankfully, there is a great alternative to in-office treatments. KENZZI makes an at-home Hair Removal Handset. It is extremely high-quality and just as effective as an in-office treatment. The difference is it costs only a fraction of the price of a package of IPL treatments. And, you never even have to leave the comfort of your own home to use it.
Our device works on all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin types can use the IPL handset with no issues at all. Before you use the device for the first time, you should test out a small patch of your skin to make sure that your skin is non-reactive. Once you are confident that your skin can tolerate the IPL, you can go ahead and get started. It is easy to use and should only take you a few minutes, especially for smaller areas such as your hands.
There are only a few steps you need to follow in order to use this device. First, take some time to get to know your device. Each order comes with the IPL handset, a charging cord, and a manual. It would be a good idea to read through the manual, which contains specific instructions and more information about the device. It is not hard to use, but you want to make sure you use it properly to prolong the device’s lifespan.
Using Your IPL Device
After you get to know your device, you can prepare to actually use it! As we said, you should test a patch of your skin before you use your IPL device. It’s important to note that there are five different strength settings on the device, ranging from weakest to strongest. If you have never used IPL or laser on your skin before, it’s best to start with the lowest setting and work your way up. The lower settings are still effective; they will just take slightly longer to give you results.
When you are ready to use the device, you will need to shave the desired area first. In this case, shave all the hair on your hands and fingers. Since your hands have thicker and more durable skin, and because the hair is so thin, you should be fine to use the stronger settings. Hold the button down and move it across your hands and fingers as the light pulses. You can go over each spot a couple of times to make sure you didn’t miss anything.
Thankfully, since your hands are a smaller area, you should have no problem getting all of the hair within one or two pulses. Also, since the hair on your hands is thin and short, you will likely see results more quickly. Typically, people see results (meaning slower hair re-growth) in about three to four weeks. In order to achieve your results, you should start by using your IPL device once per week. Eventually, you can use it more often, but it just depends on how your skin reacts and how effective it is for slowing the hair regrowth for you.
If you have hairy hands, it’s not the end of the world. You have plenty of options for removing that hair and feeling more confident in your skin. Your best bet for removing hair on your hands (or anywhere on your body, for that matter) is using KENZZI’s IPL handset at home. It is the most cost-effective device available, and you will achieve the same results as you would in-office with more expensive treatments. Plus, it is super easy, convenient, fast to use.
You can start seeing results in about one month, which is pretty amazing. Over time, your IPL device will help to slow the growth of hair on your hands. Eventually, the goal is to have the hair not grow back at all. If you are ready to deal with hairy hands, IPL will be your new best friend.