Laser Hair Removal vs Waxing

Laser Hair Removal vs Waxing

When it comes to removing unwanted hair, we all want the most efficient method. Something that lasts, is as pain-free as possible and of course cost-effective.

Whilst waxing is a popular method of hair removal, which lasts a lot longer than shaving, it still requires a lot of maintenance. And let’s be honest, it can be quite painful especially in sensitive areas.

Below, we discuss the benefits of IPL and Laser Hair Removal vs Waxing…

How long does Laser Hair Removal Last?

Following your course of treatments, laser hair removal can be permanent. We recommend 6-12 sessions, depending on the thickness of your hair, to see optimum results and catch each cycle of hair growth.

Waxing can last between 2-6 weeks depending on how quickly your hair grows. During this time, you could have completed some of your laser hair removal treatments and be on your way to being completely hair-free.

What’s type of hair removal is best for ingrown hairs?

If you tend to get ingrown hairs, laser and IPL are the best forms of removal, as they completely destroy the hair follicle. If the follicle is destroyed, you won’t get ingrown hairs. Whereas with waxing as hair grows back, you may continue to experience this problem.

Which areas are suitable for Laser or IPL?

Laser hair removal can be used on the whole body and is a lot less awkward or uncomfortable than waiting for wax to be applied and then ripped off. 

It is an ideal solution for those with hairy backs for example as it’s a very quick treatment!  We treat bikini and full bikini, arms, legs, body, face, back, chest and even ears, fingers and toes!

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Which is more painful – Laser Hair Removal or Waxing?

Waxing can hurt, especially around sensitive areas or if you have sensitive skin. This is one of the biggest benefits of having Laser or IPL removal is that once the hair is gone, it’s gone and you won’t need to be waxed for years to come! Our clients have said it is a similar sensation to flicking your skin gently with an elastic band. That’s a winner in our now less-watering eyes.

What is more cost-effective?

Although waxing is cheaper initially and per treatment, laser hair removal works out more cost-effective in the long run. Once your treatments are complete, there is minimal upkeep. Plus, once your course of treatments has finished, you will no longer need to take time out of your day to worry about unwanted hair any longer.

What are you waiting for?

When good weather is on the way, you’ll likely be swapping jeans for shorts and loungewear for swimwear. We hope you’ve found this article helpful in deciding whether Laser Hair Removal vs Waxing is best for you.