Medical Corporation Okimarukai
[Awareness survey on unwanted hair removal that parents’ generation did when they were students] Questionnaire survey of 292 mothers with daughters from elementary school to college students
Freya Clinic (Medical Corporation Okimarukai), a medical hair removal clinic, conducted a survey on 292 mothers with daughters in elementary school to college age about the treatment of unwanted hair that their parents did when they were students.
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/52476/40/resize/d52476-40-af9f41d4e6402bce641f-5.jpg&s3=52476-40-3a42dd6259488bb36416b98addfc50b8-1920×1005.jpg] Mothers who have children today must have been worried about unwanted hair when they were students.
You may think, “I want my daughter to do it like this” or “I’m jealous that there is such a treatment method now” because of the failure of your own hair removal.
This time, we conducted a survey on 292 mothers with daughters from elementary school to college age, “Survey on waste hair removal that parents’ generation did when they were students.” In addition, Freya Clinic will explain the precautions for removing unwanted hair that can easily lead to skin problems.
・ Survey target: Mothers with daughters from elementary school to college students
・ Survey period: February 14 to March 1, 2023
・Survey method: Voluntary response via the Internet
・ Number of people surveyed: 292 people
・ Age of respondents: 20s 2.1% / 30s 34.2% / 40s 52.7% / 50s 11.0% *When quoting the contents of this press release, please take the following measures.・Statement that the citation source is “survey by Freyja Clinic” ・Link to Freyja Clinic (https://frey-a.jp/)
Summary of survey results
・Razor is the number one hair removal method used by parents when they were students.
・ The number one concern about unwanted hair removal that parents’ generation had when they were students is “troublesome, it grows quickly”
・ The unwanted hair treatment method that parents want to recommend to their daughters is “medical hair removal / beauty treatment hair removal”
“Razor” is the number one hair removal method used by parents when they were students
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/52476/40/resize/d52476-40-1d10b5cce93e13065507-1.png&s3=52476-40-b0971338dea90402d0558820ac259609-700×533.png] When 292 mothers with daughters in elementary school to college were asked about the method of removing unwanted hair when they were students, the first place was “razor (259 people)” and the second place was “tweezers (151 people)”. .
In addition to the reasons why razors and tweezers are “easily” and “cheap”, there are also many comments that “because I didn’t know any other treatment methods.”
Unlike today, when various information can be obtained from the Internet and SNS, it can be said that the parents’ generation had few opportunities to know the options for waste hair removal methods. Also, there were many people who used tweezers for reasons such as “It takes longer for hair to grow back than with a razor” and “It doesn’t irritate newly-grown hair”.
・Because it is easy to buy and my parents used it (mother, 34 years old / daughter, 4th grade)
・Because I could only think of this method (mother 41 years old / daughter 2nd grade)
・My father’s razor was in the bathroom, so I secretly cleaned it while I was taking a bath. I didn’t want my mother to find out that I was trimming my hair (mother, 35 years old / daughter, 3rd grade) -2nd place tweezers-
・Because I heard that razors irritate and make hair thicker (mother, 44 years old / daughter, 3rd grade)
・When I use a razor, it grows back quickly, so I pulled it out as much as possible (Mother, 46 years old / Daughter, 2nd year high school) ・I had no choice but to do what I could (Mother, 51 years old / Daughter, 2nd year high school)
-3rd place hair removal cream-
・Because it was easy to purchase at a drugstore and easy to process (mother, 38 years old / daughter, 2nd grade)
・It was popular among friends (mother 46 years old / daughter 4th grade) ・I wanted to treat a lot at once because there was a lot of it and it was growing over a wide area (mother 48 years old / daughter 3rd grade)
-4th place Epilator for home use (hair removal type)-
・Because my skin got really rough when I used a razor. If you remove it, it will last longer and you will have to do it less often. (Mother, 38 years old / Daughter, 3rd grade)
・Because it takes longer for hair to grow back, and hair can be removed quickly (mother, 42 years old / 2nd grade)
・Because I didn’t like razors and depilatory creams growing back too quickly, I used to use a tweezers (Mother, 45 years old / Daughter, 6th grade) 45
-5th place electric shaver-
・Because it can remove unwanted hair without damaging the skin (mother, 41 years old / daughter, 5th grade)
・Can quickly treat a wide area (mother, 39 years old / daughter, 1st grade) ・Since a shaver is easy (mother, 39 years old / daughter, 4th grade) -6th place hair removal tape/wax-
・When I use a razor, it grows back quickly, so I pulled it out as much as possible (Mother, 46 years old / Daughter, 2nd year high school) ・Because I was able to purchase it within my pocket money (mother, 43 years old / daughter, 2nd grade)
・Because I was able to get it cheaply at a drugstore (mother 46 years old / daughter 5th grade)
-7th place decolorization-
・I didn’t have to do anything for a while after doing it once (Mother, 45 years old / Daughter, 6th grade)
・Because it was easy to process and I was able to purchase it cheaply (mother, 41 years old / daughter, 6th grade)
■Explanation of Freya Clinic
Although there are more options to have unwanted hair treated at clinics and salons, most people will do it themselves until they start going. There are many cheap and easy methods for self-treatment of unwanted hair, but skin problems are likely to occur. A razor can scrape away dead skin cells and damage the surface of the skin, and tweezers can damage the pores and skin around the pores. In both cases, bacteria enter the pores and surrounding areas and cause inflammation called “folliculitis”.
In order to avoid such skin troubles as much as possible, moisturize your skin more carefully after self-treatment to prevent your skin from drying out. In addition, shaving with an electric shaver is the easiest self-treatment method to reduce the burden on the skin. Electric shavers are less likely to cause skin problems than razors and tweezers because they are less stressful on pores and skin. Reference: How to self-treat before hair removal (Freya Clinic Official) https://frey-a.jp/column/trouble/trouble-00002/ Reference: What to do after hair removal? Care should be taken to moisturize
The number one concern about waste hair removal that parents’ generation had when they were students is “Troublesome and grows quickly”
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As a result, the most common problem was “troublesome/immediate growth (135 people)”. Since razors and tweezers only have a temporary hair-removing effect, many people feel annoyed by having to treat them frequently.
2nd place is “rough skin due to self-treatment (97 people)”, 3rd place is “conspicuous shaving marks (42 people)”, and 4th place is “tingling of freshly grown hair (38 people)”. People who were worried also stood out.
-1st place troublesome, grows quickly-
・Since my uniform was a skirt, I had to deal with it every day. Especially in the summer, I was depressed because I had to deal with my arm (mother, 35 years old / daughter, 2nd grade).
・I got tired of trimming unwanted hair almost every day (Mother, 41 years old / Daughter, 2nd grade)
・The hair is thick and stands out when it grows back, so I used to treat it frequently. It was difficult to process almost every day (mother, 36 years old / daughter, 1st grade)
-2nd place Rough skin due to self-treatment-
・I felt sore after losing my razor (mother, 33 years old / daughter, 4th grade) ・When I used razors and creams, my skin became itchy and it was painful (mother, 41 years old / daughter, 6th grade)
・ Rough skin due to razor damage and hair removal cream (mother 45 years old / daughter 6th grade)
-3rd place shaving marks stand out-
・I was embarrassed because my appearance did not look beautiful even after shaving (mother, 49 years old / daughter, graduate school) ・There was a lot of unwanted hair, and even after shaving it was black and spotty (mother 36 years old / daughter 1st grade)
・If there is unevenness, it is inevitable that there will be unshave (mother, 48 years old / daughter, 6th grade)
-Fourth place Itchy freshly grown-
・I didn’t like the tingling sensation when it grew slightly (mother 43 years old / daughter 3rd grade)
・At the beginning of the growth, I was very worried that it would tingle when my arm touched someone (Mother, 42 years old / Daughter, 5th grade)
・When I shave, the hair that grows back is piercing and painful (mother, 49 years old / daughter, 2nd year high school)
-5th: Self-treatment will make your hair thicker-
・I was worried that it would be darker than before shaving and that the volume would increase (mother 41 years old / daughter 2nd grade) ・I didn’t like it when I shaved because it made me look darker (mother 47 years old / daughter 1st grade)
-6th: Conspicuous pores-
・If you self-treat, your pores will darken and your skin will become dirty (mother, 42 years old / daughter, 1st grade)
・I was worried that my pores would be conspicuous after removing unwanted hair (mother, 44 years old / daughter, 1st grade)
・I didn’t like that the tweezers would look like goosebumps (mother, 46 years old / daughter, 1).
-6th place ingrown hair-
・If you pull it out and treat it, the hair will be buried under the skin (mother, 41 years old / daughter, 5th grade)
・I used a hair removal tool, but the hair was buried in the pores and ended up being dug up and pulled out (Mother, 46 years old / Daughter, 2nd year high school)
・When I used hair removal tape, the finish was good, but the newly grown hair was buried and the pores became red (mother, 48 years old / daughter, 3rd grade)
The unwanted hair treatment method that parents want to recommend to their daughters is “medical hair removal / beauty treatment hair removal”
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Although there is a problem with the fee, it turned out that many people feel that the benefits are that “once hair removal is completed, there is no need to deal with unwanted hair” and “there is no need to worry about unwanted hair”.
On the other hand, the most popular self-treatment was the “electric shaver” (78 people), and the majority of the opinions were that it seemed to have less burden on the skin. Most people wanted to recommend razors to their children because they were “cheap”, “easy”, and “because mothers used them themselves”.
-1st place medical hair removal/esthetic hair removal-
・Unlike razors, there is an end to processing (mother, 50 years old / daughter, 1st grade)
・Because I think that hair loss can be recovered while young (mother 44 years old / daughter 3rd grade)
・Because I wanted to do it and I want to solve my hair problems as soon as possible (mother, 33 years old / daughter, 1st grade) ・Because it became very easy to remove hair myself (mother 40 years old / daughter 6th grade)
-2nd place electric shaver-
・Because I think an electric shaver is gentler on the skin than a razor (Mother, 43 years old / Daughter, 3rd grade)
・It seems that even children can handle it easily, and it is not as dangerous as a razor (mother, 46 years old / daughter, 4th grade) ・Because it seems to be the most gentle to the skin than any other method. Don’t get hurt again (mother, 35 years old / daughter, 1st grade)
-3rd Place Razor-
・I used to use a razor myself, and it’s easy to use (mother, 44 years old / daughter, 1)
・Because it is easy to do and you can buy it with your pocket money (Mother, 49 years old / Daughter, 1st grade)
・Because it is inexpensive and easy (Mother, 37 years old / Daughter, 4th grade) -Fourth place home use light beauty device-
・It will take time, but in the end it will be quite thin (mother 47 years old / daughter 1st grade)
・It does not hurt the skin, and it seems to become thinner with repeated use. In addition, it seems to be easy to use in the family (mother 33 years old / daughter 1st grade)
・ Once purchased, it can be used for a long time, and it seems to be as effective as a hair removal salon (mother, 43 years old / daughter, 2nd grade)
-5th place hair removal cream-
・It seems to be better for the skin than a razor (mother 44 years old / daughter 1st grade)
・Because you can safely remove unwanted hair without injury (mother, 33 years old / daughter, 3rd grade)
・Because I’m afraid of scratching my skin with a razor. It seems that hair removal cream can be treated more neatly (mother, 45 years old / daughter, junior high school 1)
■Explanation of Freya Clinic
The results of the survey showed that “medical hair removal/esthetic hair removal” is what parents want to recommend most to their children.
Medical laser hair removal is a mechanism in which the laser reacts with the black pigment (melanin pigment) in the hair to generate heat, and the heat destroys the hair-producing tissue. If the hair is stretched, the laser reacts to the hair itself on the surface of the skin, creating the risk of burns and inflammation, so some clinics ask you to self-treat 1-2 days before the treatment. There are many. Also, as you can see in the questionnaire answers, unlike
self-treatment, medical hair removal has an end. Compared to self-treatment, which has the risk of skin trouble each time, hair grows immediately after treatment, treatment at a clinic or salon can be said to be a highly effective treatment method that reduces the frequency of self-treatment.
By receiving medical hair removal early, you will be less likely to suffer from troubles and troubles related to the treatment of unwanted hair. However, in the case of minors, the hair tissue is
underdeveloped and some do not have all the hair. It is also necessary to know that hair may grow back from pores where hair growth tissue has developed after laser irradiation.
Reference: Plan for students (Freyja Clinic official page)
https://frey-a.jp/menu/student/ Reference: Junior hair removal (Freyja Clinic official page) https://frey-a.jp/menu/junior/ Reference : Junior high and high school students (Freyja Clinic official page) https://frey-a.jp/column/structure/structure-00023/
About Freya Clinic
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