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Laser Hair Removal vs Waxing

Why Laser Hair Removal is Superior to Waxing

If you’re still undecided between laser hair removal and waxing, this article will reveal the reasons why you should choose laser.

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When it comes to hair removal, there are two widely used methods, bikini area laser hair removal and waxing. Laser works via photothermolysis, which uses a certain light wavelength and pulse to destroy hair follicles right at the roots. Waxing on the other hand, involves pulling the hair from the roots using wax strips or hot wax. As the following will show, the use of laser is more efficient.

Cost of Laser Hair Removal

The initial bikini line laser hair removal treatment cost may be more expensive, but in the long run it’s cheaper because the effect is longer and in many cases permanent. With waxing you have to keep doing it again and again as it is a temporary solution. Laser removal targets the roots while waxing does not, so it costs less in the long run.

How Long is the Effect?

With waxing, expect hair to grow in just two weeks as growth comes from the follicle. Depending on your age, gender, genetics and hormone level, the re-growth might be even faster.
With laser treatment you’re going to notice that your skin is smooth and hair-free with a single treatment. If you undergo a few more treatments however, the hair follicle cycle will be completely stopped, ending the hair growth cycle for good. With waxing this is impossible as it doesn’t provide a permanent solution to the problem.

Number of Treatments Required

If you’re going to remove hair via waxing, expect repeated treatments every time new hair start to regrow. As stated earlier this can commence as soon as two weeks after your treatment, but you cannot undergo another waxing session until the hair has grown back by half a centimeter at least. What this means is there’s going to be a time when you’ll have unsightly hair for some time.

With laser you only need a few treatments to make certain that your body hair is reduced or removed permanently. The results will depend on several factors such as hormonal changes, skin color, treatment area and hair type. Regardless, women can expect results after 6 to 8 treatments. Each treatment is typically done every six weeks until the targeted follicles can no longer provide support for growing hair. Unlike waxing however, your skin remains smooth and hair free in-between each session.

Side Effects

Another reason why laser is preferable is it doesn’t cause any severe side effects. Today’s laser hair removing techniques are pain free, as the most you will feel is a sort of stinging sensation and even that is lessened by the cooling gel applied to your skin.

In contrast, waxing causes a lot of possible side effects including inflammation, swelling, and if you have sensitive skin, end up with pimples or acne breakout as bacteria seeps into your skin pores. You could also end up with ingrown hair, plus the fact that waxing is painful in general. Given all these facts, it’s easy to see why Brazilian laser hair removal is now the preferred option of many.

About Envidia Body and Face Med Spa

Envidia Body and Face Med Spa provides a complete line of med spa services including laser hair removal, Botox and other treatments. For more information and details please visit our laser hair removal pages for hair removal treatment i Phoenix and Hair Removal Treatment in Scottsdale.

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Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 664-0314

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