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