Laser hair removal treatment is used by many women and men all over the world, but it can be especially useful for professional athletes whose bodies are on show virtually all the time.

A key example of the kind of sport in which competitors need to look their best is beach volleyball. The female athletes, in particular, need to ensure they remove all excess hair before the competition, so they don’t need to worry about it when they step out onto the court and appear on TV screens throughout the world.

The US Olympic volleyball team of Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May Treanor, who recently won the gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, have admitted that whilst they want to stay fuzz-free during the competition, they hate waxing.

Kerri recently told Allure magazine:

“I hate getting waxed. Waxing makes me want to punch someone in the face. But I don’t want to be self-conscious and worry about my bikini line when I’m playing, so [I use] lasers.”

The Team GB volleyball team of Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin have also said that they use laser hair removal treatment ahead of competitions. Zara said:

“Being hair free is really important to me as I constantly play in regulation bikini bottoms and a sports bra.

“With so many eyes on us when we are playing, we are definitely no strangers to wanting to look and feel our best.”