Laser Hair Removal vs. Waxing

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Hair removal is one of those repetitive tasks that always seems like it’s time to perform again.  For many people, shaving is out of the question due to hard-reach-places, razor burn, and its association with dry skin.  For people who have given up shaving, waxing has been a viable option.  However, waxing is not the only option. Laser hair removal is increasing in popularity and demonstrating that it has immense viability as a long-term hair removal solution.

 

Waxing

 

Waxing techniques for hair removal are certainly appealing for people who are tired of shaving.  It seems that no matter how effective the shaving cream claims to be, it cannot completely protect the skin from drying out.  Professional waxing has long been considered a good alternative to shaving.  Warm wax is applied to areas where hair removal is needed.  When the wax is removed, it pulls the hair out with it.  The procedure effectively removes the hair but only long enough for a new hair to grow in its place.  For some this may only be two weeks.  Others may enjoy a few additional weeks before noticing hairs begin to sprout.

 

Some people dislike the pain associated with waxing; like anything, the pain is relative and affects some more than others.  Some people find the expense cumbersome as waxing sessions might range anywhere from $30 to $100 depending on the amount of hair removal needed.

 

Laser Hair Removal

 

Laser hair removal is growing in popularity.  Although it costs more than waxing up front, it has the benefit of being a permanent solution. The laser targets the hair follicle and prevents it from growing hair.  So while the initial expense is more than waxing, calculate how many waxing sessions you attend in a year?  How long before the laser treatment is paid off?  It doesn’t take long to realize that laser hair removal is an incredibly cost-effective solution.

 

Many people require a few laser hair removal sessions for the follicle to be completely rendered ineffectual.  Some find the treatments to be uncomfortable, but wind up satisfied that the sessions do lead to a permanent solution.  Also, because the laser treatment does not damage the skin, many find this hair removal solution to be exactly what they need–a way to finally throw away their razors and stop booking wax sessions!

 

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Vicky Lovette is a professional medical researcher and developer in the skincare industry. Sources collected for this article can be found at http://www.abelleralaserspa.com/body/body-rejuvenation/laser-hair-removal/.

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