Waxing or Laser

There are many hair removal methods on the market today ranging from waxing, threading, shaving, trimming, laser hair removal and epilating. Waxing has been around for many years. Waxing temporarily removes the hairs from the root. There are different forms of wax used within the beauty industry such as wax strips, cold wax, warm wax and waxing rollers.

Laser hair removal is one of the leading non-surgical aesthetics treatments worldwide.  Laser hair removal offers a permanent reduction in hair. It works on the principle of targeting the hair root to destroy the hair follicle resulting in a permanent reduction.

Benefits of waxing

Hair is removed from the root resulting in delayed hair regrowth

Waxing is performed 3 to 4 weekly

Less irritable to the skin compared with depilatory creams and shaving often

Waxing for a period of time will make the hair become finer and sparse over time

Drawbacks to waxing

Can irritate the skin causing redness and itching 

You have to wait for the hair to be a certain length before you can have another wax

Hair start growing again with the first few weeks after a waxing session

Can cause ingrowing hairs

Waxing can be painful and cause skin sensitivity

Treatment are 4-6 weekly ongoing

Laser hair removal Advantages

Laser hair removal is not painful the most you should feel is a heat sensation

The progress of hair reduction is discussed each visit

Laser hair removal doesn’t irritate the skin

Provides a permanent reduction in hair

6-12 treatments are required

Sessions are conducted every 4-6 weeks

Drawbacks to Laser

Can be costly

Can cause slight irritation

The Winner is  ……. Laser Hair Removal

There you have our pros and cons of waxing and laser hair removal. Whilst waxing may provide a temporary reduction in hair follicles laser hair removal on the other hand provides long-lasting permanent hair reduction. Laser is less irritable to the skin whereas waxing may cause the skin to react and impact the skins natural barrier function.

You may have heard laser is too expensive, however over time with waxing works out more expensive whilst the laser is not only saving you time it s more cost-effective than you think.

Laser hair removal today for a hair-free tomorrow!

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