Vanity isn't the only reason people are removing unwanted body hair. Athletes have been making it a part of their daily routine for years. Typically athletes remove body hair as part of their training process to ensure that hair does not interfere with their fitness regimen. Hair removal also reduces the extent of an infection, spandex discomfort, resistance in the water, or to make taping and bandaging a less painful process. Athletes are turning to laser hair removal as a more permanent solution to provide even the slightest edge to their game. Every sport has a different motive to removing hair. Swimmers, cyclists, and even fitness competitors are good examples.
Competitive swimmers are known to shave their entire body, and for good reason. Even fractions of a second count in this sport. Removal of body hair has a substantial direct impact on performance. The study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine found that swimmers with no hair, performing the breast stroke over 400 yards, at 90% effort, experienced a reduction in blood lactate, a decreased VO2, and an increase in stroke length.
The main reason cyclist remove their hair is in case of road rash. Not only is it easier to clean a hairless epidermis, your skin is less likely to grab more asphalt leading to less tearing or abrasions. Cyclists are known to wear tight-fitting clothes hours on end which could lead to pulling of hair, irritation and chaffing.
Fitness competitors are great supporters of laser hair removal. These athletes motive for removing body hair is pretty straight forward: It is purely aesthetic. A hairless body shows a lot more definition. With laser hair removal fitness competitors don’t have to worry about razor burn, ingrown hairs, or cuts before a show.
Laser hair removal is more popular than ever before. Whether you plan on removing your body of hair to win a meet or to show off your muscles, all of us including athletes want to look and feel better about our body. Laser hair removal provides that with long lasting and in many cases permanent results for unwanted body hair.