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Guy with Hairy Legs

Published: May 14, 2012
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I'm a 15-year-old guy and my legs are really hairy. It's very embarrassing. Is there a way to reduce the hair without getting rid of all of it? I don't mind some hair but I don't like to have soo much.
Signed: Guy with Hairy Legs

Dear Guy with Hairy Legs,


Having hairy legs is a characteristic that many men have to deal with. There are some options, but most require that you get rid of all the hair rather than only some of it. The least expensive way would be waxing or shaving. Waxing removes all the hair from the root, but you need to be careful because there is always the danger of burning and irritation. Many guys shave portions of their body, including arms, legs and chest for athletic or cosmetic reasons. Using lotions with aloe after shaving and waxing keeps irritation at a minimum. If you feel that your legs are too hairy you may want to try using barbers clippers, like the ones a barber would use to give you a buzz cut. Just use the longer hair attachment to thin out some of your leg hair.

There are more expensive options open to you if finances are not a big deal. Laser hair removal is a new procedure that allows people to have any amount of hair removed from any portion of the body. However it is rather expensive and takes multiple treatments. Talk to your doctor.  FX knows that your legs can be a source of embarrassment, but TeenHealthFX encourages you to consider all your options before making any rash decisions. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.

Signed: TeenHealthFX