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Ready for the Summer! Why Is Laser Hair Removal Better Than Waxing?

Updated: Jul 4, 2023

When getting ready for the summer, there are hundreds of methods to deal with unwanted body hair. You can be thinking about which one is the best option to bank on?

Laser hair removal and waxing are the two most common hair removal treatments and they are very effective. However, they greatly differ in the process, discomfort levels and results. Between the two, hair removal with laser is more effective than waxing.

Let’s find out why laser is better than waxing.

How Does Waxing Work?

Waxing is a traditional hair removal treatment that is very simple. All you need is hot wax, an applicator, and a fabric strip. In just a blink of an eye, you can pull off hair from anywhere on your body.

Here are the easy steps if you want to try hair removal by waxing:

  1. An applicator will spread the hot wax on the hairy area, following the same direction of your hair growth.

  2. Next, a piece of cloth or muslin strip will be placed where the wax has been applied. It will be pressed and smoothened out in the same direction, so the hair and the wax will stick well to the fabric.

  3. Lastly, the strip has to be pulled forcefully, and it has to be abrupt in the opposite direction of hair growth.

Waxing can remove hair from the follicle when done correctly. It can be very crucial. The result seems silky smooth skin with no apparent hair, but the follicle remains intact in the dermis layer.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Unlike waxing, the laser hair removal procedure is more detailed and sophisticated. It stops body hair growth, targets the root, and kills the follicle using a high-powered laser.

Regardless of the body part, several treatments are required to be totally hair-free. But the results might last for months or even years. Some patients require a quick touch-up now and then.

Why Not Waxing?

If you are used to waxing, you already know one negative thing—it stings! Waxing can be particularly uncomfortable and painful in sensitive regions, including the ears, bikini line, and underarms.

The method only removes the hair from the follicle rather than destroying the root. The hair will regrow, and it may get ingrown when it does. Waxing is not the ideal solution if you want hair-free skin all of the time.

Here are the reasons why:

Because your hair needs to be at least ¾-inch long for the wax to hold that unwanted hair, you will have to allow regrowth time and put up with it. Meaning, you’ll have to cover up.

You will have to do it often to get the best results.

It consumes time. You will have to perfect the application, smoothening, and pulling parts, and it will take some time to pull the hair off perfectly.

It can also harm the skin, particularly sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin, waxing any part of your face, especially your eyebrows and upper lip, can damage your skin badly.

Why Try Laser?

There are countless reasons why you have to try laser hair removal. Some of the good things about it are:

  • It lasts. If you want long-term results, laser hair removal got you covered, being the best procedure. Some people see results that last months or even years.

  • Time is gold, and laser hair removal agrees with it. The sessions are short and simple. You'll only be under the laser for a few minutes at a time, even if you're receiving treatment on a huge section of your body.

  • You will break free from pain. Most patients describe the pulse of the laser feels like a warm electrical sensation, as laser hair removal causes no long-term skin damage in the treatment area.

  • Sensitive skin ready. This approach can be used by those with sensitive skin as long as a professional and certified laser specialist conducts it like us.

  • It can be done in any part of your body. The major advantage of laser hair removal is that it can be done on any part of the body. Waxing your back or your entire bikini area to remove body hair yourself is impossible.

The Takeaway

When removing unwanted body hair, laser treatment is a go-to method. It is long-term and painless! It’s actually the only method you should choose, especially if you are prone to ingrown hairs, because it completely destroys the hair follicle. Once the follicle is dead, you won’t have to think about those annoying, painful ingrown hairs ever again.

If you want smooth and silky skin during the summer season, we can help you have it. All you need to do is call us and get in touch with one of our friendly team members.


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