New hair removal method gains popularity

(KNBC/NBC) - A new treatment for hair removal is gaining popularity.

Depilar can be used anywhere on the body where hair grows. It costs about $25 for underarms and facial hair, and up to $120 for the bikini line.

Lena Press is a busy law student, and she's one of many women who has turned to the new system.

At the "Be Well Groomed" salon in Beverly Hills, CA, sugar is used to remove hair from Lena's underarms. Depilar is then applied to the skin.

"The first serum has two enzymes your body produces naturally," said Kenya Barber, an aesthetician. "We apply those to freshly sugared skin. We need an open follicle, and we apply that as soon after sugaring as we can."

Lena said she's already noticed a huge difference after using Depilar for a few months.

"It's just a lot better, because you can go at least a week and not have any hair. Then the hair starts to come back slowly, so you have a lot of time to wear tank tops and be hair free," Press said.

The treatment is even growing in popularity with men.

Nathan Aldrich said his neck and back are nearly hair free after using Depilar for almost two years.

"I definitely have a lot less irritation on the back of the neck from starch collar shirts," said Aldrich.

Instead of having to shave every couple of days for the rest of your life, you could use Depilar every couple of weeks, or once a month.

After being treated for a couple of years, the hair will be gone permanently.

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