One of the most popular requests I get for any of my clients is about how to remove hair from areas that are difficult to reach or to where painful to use devices are required. One of the most popular techniques used in Japan is Sugimoto techniques or waxing. For centuries this method of hair removal has been practiced and continues to be practiced by many of the Japanese people. But the question is how do they do it?
The best way I can describe it is a plucking technique where a finger or tweezer is used to pluck or shave the scalp until all the hair is removed. Most of the time this is accomplished using special tools like a Japanese plucking needle. After the hair is plucked, it is then rubbed against a heated iron until the skin burns or scabs. The last step is typically shaving or waxing the remaining hair away leaving the follicle intact.
A similar but less common technique used to remove Japanese Hair is called careless hair removal. This technique involves using a laser device to break down the hair strands until they just fall out. Because laser hair removal does not actually burn or shave the hair away it can be very effective. As with other methods of Japanese hair removal the final result is often better than either electrolysis or waxing.