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  • Writer's pictureNina Sharma

Silky Struggles: Choosing Between Laser Hair Removal and Waxing

Professional Hair Removal methods are no longer a luxury for many; they are necessary and affordable for both women and men.


A variety of hair removal methods are available on the market. At times it is hard to choose the most suitable ones, so it is important for an esthetician to educate clients on hair removal methods.


In this article we are focusing on waxing vs. laser hair removal, two of the most effective and popular procedures to get rid of unwanted hair.


Procedure for Waxing

Waxing consists of applying wax (whether hard wax or soft wax) onto the area we want to get rid of hair and then ripping it off in the opposite direction of hair growth. In waxing, the hair is pulled out at the root. And It hurts! Depending on the waxed area and the client’s sensitivity threshold, anti-inflammatory or antibiotic creams might also be applied. The procedure can go from fifteen minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area.


Procedure for Laser Hair Removal

In laser hair removal treatments a technician gives pulses of highly concentrated laser light with a specific wavelength and pulse on a particular area where they want to get rid of hair. Laser light heats up the hair follicles and the hair pigment absorbs this light, which causes the root of the follicle to get damaged and debilitated. Laser light is amazingly fast, covering all the hairs in an area of about the size of a quarter in one second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.


Benefits

  • Waxing provides smooth skin immediately and for three to four weeks, depending on individual hair growth rate.

  • With Laser Hair Removal, the frequency and density of hair growth will then decrease progressively until the hair follicle is dead. 

  • Treatments should usually be scheduled every six weeks until hair is completely eliminated, which may take up to seven sessions. 

  • The absence of hair will be noticeable since the first session of laser treatment and over the first month.


Laser Hair Removal helps improve conditions such as acne, congested skin, and ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal is the best hair removal method if you’re looking for long-term results. Some people see permanent results, while most enjoy results that last for months or years.


If you’re trying to save time, laser hair removal is the way to go. The sessions are quick and easy. Even if you’re having treatment on a large area of the body, you’ll only be under the laser for a few minutes at a time.


The biggest pro of all is that you can have laser hair removal on any part of the body. It is impossible to wax your back or your full bikini area by yourself. As for pain, laser hair removal services don’t hurt nearly as much as waxing. Most people say that the pulse of the laser feels like a rubber band snapping on the skin.


Nina L’Allure Laser Hair Removal Studios put safety first and startsthe procedure with a patch test on a small portion of your skin, and once this is done will recommend the best personalized treatment for you.



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