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    Laser Hair Removal vs. Waxing

    If you’re tired of shaving or you’re just not able to stay ahead of aggressive hair growth, you’ve probably considered either laser hair removal or waxing as a way to achieve smooth skin without the daily repetitive drudgery of shaving. Body Details True Laser® Centers break down the advantages and disadvantages of both processes and give you a head-to-head analysis of these two popular modes of hair removal.

    How It Works

    How Waxing Works

    Everyone has used a pair of tweezers to remove stubborn hair at one time or another. Waxing works similarly, but instead of pulling one hair from the root, it pulls numerous hairs from their respective roots all at once. This does not, however, stop hair growth. It merely removes the shaft down to the root, which is why it lasts longer than shaving. Shaving only removes the portion of the hair shaft above the skin. So, while waxing lasts longer than shaving, it does not prevent future hair growth.

    There are two types of waxes used: hard and soft. Hard wax is warmed, painted onto the skin, and then allowed to cool. When you pull the wax up, the hairs are pulled out of the skin along with their roots. Soft wax works similarly to hard wax, but you don’t have to heat it and wait for it to cool.

    How Laser Hair Removal Works

    Laser hair removal uses a laser that is calibrated for the patient depending on the individual’s skin pigmentation and sensitivity. The hair absorbs the high-intensity light and destroys the follicle, preventing future hair growth. Because individual hairs grow at different rates, multiple treatments are required to achieve complete smoothness. After several treatments, most of the hair growth is eradicated, leaving the patient with smooth, hairless skin. Occasionally, individual hairs may grow in an area treated with laser due to hormonal changes, which is why at Body Details we offer free touch-ups on laser hair removal under the written terms and conditions of our free lifetime guarantee.

    Pros and Cons of Waxing

    Hair waxing has become increasingly popular over the past few decades because it is superior to shaving in many ways. Here are some of the pros and cons of waxing:

    Pros

    • Better Than Shaving – Waxing removes hair for up to three weeks of smooth skin, which is longer than shaving.
    • Cheaper Than It Used to Be – Modern over-the-counter products make waxing much more cost-effective than having it done at a salon.

    Cons

    • Fleeting Results – The results are temporary. Hair will eventually regrow.
    • Maintenance Issues – You must allow enough regrowth for the wax to grip the hair stocks. Sometimes as much as a quarter of an inch.
    • Costly Over Time – Like razors, the cost over time can be substantial.
    • Painful – Although it’s only momentary, waxing can hurt a lot.

    Pros and Cons of Laser Hair Removal

    Laser hair removal has many advantages over alternatives, but there are a few drawbacks.

    Pros

    • Permanent Results – Laser hair removal is permanent or nearly permanent. If there is new hair growth down the road, it can be eradicated with additional treatments.
    • Cost-Effective – LHR is cost-effective over time. The initial treatments may appear to be more expensive, but future touchups are free if you go to Body Treatments and financing options are available, meaning you only have to pay once and never worry about razors or waxing again.
    • No Stubble – You don’t have to deal with periodic stubble. When you’re treatments are done, your skin is smooth and remains smooth.
    • Convenient – Laser hair removal is convenient, with sessions usually lasting less than an hour. Because results are permanent, you’ll save collective hours per year in not having to shave or wax.

    Cons

    • Costs are Front Loaded – While cost-effective, the package price for a series of treatments can be more than a waxing appointment or two if paid upfront rather than financed. Most laser centers have payment plans and financing. Body Details True Laser® Centers offers deep discounts on package deals for laser hair removal as well as financing that makes laser hair removal as affordable as waxing monthly.
    • Mild Pain – Some people describe it as the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin.

    Differences Between Laser Hair Removal and Waxing

    Waxing and laser hair removal both have their advantages over shaving, but how do they compare to one another? We’re going to make a head-to-head comparison based on factors that are important to consumers.

    Results

    Both waxing and LHR can achieve the desired results, but waxing produces short-term results, and laser hair removal results are permanent. With laser hair removal, you can also avoid the periodic stubble that’s necessary with waxing.

    Advantage – Laser

    Cost

    Waxing can be cheaper in the short term, particularly if you buy an over-the-counter waxing product, but with laser hair removal, you don’t have to pay for anything after your initial treatments. Laser hair removal is simply more cost-effective over the long term.

    Advantage – Laser

    Pain

    While neither procedure is entirely painless, most people who used to wax agree that the pain from waxing can be intense. With laser hair removal, the pain is minimal.

    Advantage – Laser

    Number of Treatments

    Laser Hair Removal – five to ten treatments with a free lifetime guarantee.

    Hair Waxing – 12 to 15 times per year for life.

    Advantage – Laser

    While both processes are better than shaving, laser hair removal is vastly superior to shaving and waxing.

    What to Expect After Laser Hair Removal

    If you’ve decided on laser hair removal to permanently remove unwanted body hair, you’re probably wondering what you should expect after your treatment. To begin with, you will be scheduled for multiple treatments. This will depend on the sensitivity of your skin and your rate of hair growth.

    Laser hair removal works best when the laser system can “see” which hairs are still growing so it can target them. You may experience some slight irritation in the affected area. This might feel like a sunburn for a day or two. The laser tech may recommend that you apply ice to the affected area to reduce swelling and redness.

    If you notice that you still have some hair after the treatment, don’t be alarmed. This is normal, which is why we schedule multiple sessions. Body Details will provide you with the number of treatments it takes to ensure you have satisfying results.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Hair Removal

    At Body Details True Laser® Centers, we’ve helped thousands of people break the routine of regular shaving and waxing. Here are some of the most common questions we’ve heard from our clients:

    What If My Hair Grows Back after My Treatments End?

    This is not uncommon with any type of hair removal, but it’s not something that you have to worry about. Body Details True Laser® Centers offers our Devil’s in the Details™ FREE Lifetime Guarantee. This guarantees that you will see results, or you’ll receive free touchups until you do under the free lifetime guarantee written terms and conditions.

    Who Will Be Operating the Laser?

    Body Details True Laser® Centers are staffed with licensed physicians assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners. Every laser center has a designated physician to oversee the processes. Our laser techs are all medical professionals with extensive laser hair removal training.

    How Should I Prepare for My Free Consultation?

    If you are interested in laser hair removal, don’t shave or wax before you come in. It’s beneficial for us to be able to examine your hair. Wear loose clothing over any areas you want to have treated. Avoid applying makeup or skin toner as well. Be prepared to discuss your goals and your medical history.

    What Kind of Laser Do You Use?

    For most laser hair removal procedures, we use a GentleMax Pro True Laser Class IV. This is the most powerful laser the FDA has approved in its class. In addition, we use cryogenic cooling to keep your skin from overheating during the process.

     

     

    Florida Laser Hair Removal Centers

    Body Details True Laser® Centers is the premier aesthetic laser service in the state of Florida. With a highly trained medical staff, state-of-the-arts laser equipment, competitive pricing, and financing, we are making smooth flawless skin attainable for individuals throughout the state. Schedule your free, no-obligation appointment at a Body Details True® Laser Center near you.

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