Laser Hair Removal vs Waxing

                Looking to get rid of that unwanted hair, but not sure where to even begin searching? Are you tired of shaving, razor bumps, and ingrown hairs? Many people go back and forth between waxing vs. shaving. Though there are perks to waxing and laser hair removal treatments, Laser hair removal is the way to go! Here at Heights Aesthetic Laser Center, we provide a laser hair removal treatment to get that smooth skin you desire!

                What is waxing all about? For starters, hair needs to be at least half an inch in order to be able to get a wax. Waxing is a form of hair removal that involves applying a thin layer of warm wax to the skin. After a few seconds of drying, it is torn off in the opposite direction of hair growth. The hair is being pulled from the root with the wax. Afterwards, people tend to have slight redness or irritation. It lasts a few hours and the skin is left feeling smooth and hairless.

                What is laser hair removal all about? Laser hair removal is a bit more complex but typically has better results. Before the treatment, the client can shave beforehand; although you cannot pluck or wax. Also, you cannot be in the sun either because sun exposure causes the skin to be much more vulnerable to damage. The process of laser hair removal involves a laser device that will send little pulses of light to the area of the skin. People compare the feeling to being snapped with a rubber band and feeling mild discomfort. What’s happening during laser hair removal is the hair follicle is being destroyed by the heat from the laser, which no longer allows the hair to grow.

                Which hair removal treatment is better? Most people will agree that laser hair removal is the way to go. The difference between waxing and laser hair removal is laser hair removal is less painful and more long-term. With waxing, the hair typically grows back within 3 weeks, but can also grow before or after depending on the individual’s personal hair growth. On the other hand, after a series of treatments, laser hair removal kills the hair at the follicle causing it to not grow back for a longer period of time. After completing all treatments, typically the hair does not come back for a month. It depends on the individual’s hair growth pattern how soon the hair will grow back in. Some get laser hair removal and the hair does not grow back for over a month. Second, another downfall is waxing reduces the appearance of hair, but it does not prevent hair from growing back. Another plus to laser hair removal, if you are someone who deals with ingrown hairs, this treatment is much better at treating them. Waxing does not prevent or treat ingrown hair. It is overall better for sensitive skin. It all comes down to weighing out the benefits of both waxing and laser hair removal.

                Both laser hair removal and waxing to remove hair do get the job done, but you have to weigh the pros and cons. Laser hair removal is very popular, effective, and has many pros when removing unwanted hair. Heights Aesthetic Laser Center offers the best laser hair removal treatments around. Book an appointment with us for your own laser hair removal. We will leave your skin feeling smooth and soft!  


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