Unwanted hair is a common annoyance that women have to deal with but deciding on a course of action can be difficult. Waxing is the most common form of hair removal, but laser hair removal has steadily been entering the scene. Read on to learn about laser hair removal versus waxing to help you in your decision.
Waxing is a temporary measure against unwanted hair. While the results last a lot longer than shaving, waxing your hair does not remove it completely. In fact, hair growth can be seen as early as just one week after a treatment. Depending on how long you want your hair to grow, you may have monthly or even biweekly waxing sessions.
Laser hair removal, on the other hand, is permanent. Because laser hair removal destroys the hair follicles, eventually all your hair will be gone. However, it takes more than just one session. Each laser hair removal treatment will think the hair by about 20%. It will take, then at least 5 sessions to completely remove the hair.
Basically, any area on your body that has hair can benefit from both waxing and laser hair removal. Think carefully, though, about which areas of your body you want to permanently remove hair from. Even if smooth skin is the latest fad, think about which areas you might want to embrace hair on at a later age.
Both laser hair removal and waxing can be painful. A skilled aesthetician will be able to minimize the pain with skilful work. It’s also a good idea to take ibuprofen before your session, as this will help relax the muscle are and reduce later pain.
Waxing has a higher rate of skin irritation. Red bumps, burns, and ingrown hairs are all side effects of waxing. Laser hair removal does not have these associations.
One session of waxing is cheaper than one session of laser hair removal. But, waxing needs ongoing appointments, whereas laser hair removal ends once the hair has been completely removed. Therefore, if you want your hair completely gone, then laser hair removal will cost significantly less in the long run.
If you’ve made the decision to opt for laser hair removal, it’s best to do so in the Fall or Winter. This is because the subsequent sessions could take a few months to schedule and complete. Furthermore, the affected area cannot be exposed to the sun. So, if you’re in the middle of treatments and not quite bikini-ready, then it could lessen the enjoyment out of going to the beach.
Waxing, on the other hand, can be done anytime. If you plan on hitting the beach, you can schedule an appointment the day before and be confident and ready for the water.