Waxing vs. Laser Hair Removal

Removing hair from the hard to reach, super sensitive, and stubborn places on your body can be frustrating. Plus, traditional hair removal options are painful and sometimes unreliable. That’s where our experts come in. 

At Laser Bar & Spa, we understand parting with the old ways of removing unwanted hair can be difficult. But, laser hair removal is a unique option that can give you permanently hairless skin without the pain and inconvenience of waxing.

History of hairy problems

People all over the world and from almost every culture have been obsessed with getting rid of objectionable hair for thousands of years. One of the first razors ever discovered dates back to Ancient Egypt. Statues and art over the centuries feature women with bare or neatly trimmed body hair. 

This preoccupation with hair removal only ramped up in the modern era and really took hold in the early 1900s when sleeveless attire became widely accepted as fashionable. Fast forward to present day cosmetology and you’ll see a hairless body is just as essential as a flat tummy and full lips. 

There are varieties of creams, razors, and waxes that promise the smooth skin you’re after, but only one method reigns supreme when it comes to achieving the hairless look you want. 

Here are the key differences between one of the market’s most common hair removal methods and our advanced laser hair removal.

Waxing

Besides regular shaving, waxing is perhaps the most common mode of hair removal. Women and men alike have been ripping the hair from their bodies chasing a modelesque look. Despite its popularity, there are a few inherent problems with waxing.

Waxing is extremely painful even if you consider yourself to have a high pain tolerance. Not only is hot wax poured on your skin, but the hair is yanked out by the root. 

You’re often left feeling irritated after treatment especially if you wax sensitive areas like your bikini zone. Plus, you're still at risk for developing painful ingrown hairs. Waxing is not permanent. You'll have to repeat the agonizing process every few weeks to maintain results. 

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal offers better results with less pain and fewer treatments. 

Here, at Laser Bar & Spa, we’re proud to use the best laser hair removal has to offer: The Cynosure laser system. This FDA approved technology uses the power of medical-grade lasers to remove unwanted hair. It also destroys unwanted hair at the root so it can't regrow later. 

The lasers penetrate deep into the layers of your skin and disrupt the follicle so severely it can no longer produce new hair. Don't worry, your surrounding skin remains untouched and undamaged.

Cynosure lasers work on all hair types, all skin colors, and can address hair on just about all areas of your body. Your chest, back, legs, arms, underarms, bikini line, chin, and upper lip are all fair game. 

Most of our patients equate the sensation of the lasers to a rubber band snapping against their skin. This only results in mild discomfort and is preferable to the pain associated with waxing. You can even request a topical numbing cream to make the experience even more comfortable. 

You won’t have to clear your schedule to get treated either. Depending on the area, laser hair removal shouldn’t take any longer than an hour.

Side effects are minimal and feel similar to a mild sunburn. A little bit of rest and over-the-counter pain relievers will help them subside within 24 hours. Your normal routine won’t be affected, so you can get back to your life right after treatment. 

To get rid of your hair completely, you’ll likely need six to 12 treatments. This all depends on your goals, the area you’re treating, and your hair type. 

If you’re fed up with constantly grooming your unwanted hair, you’re not alone. Join our patients who have found freedom from their hairy troubles with laser hair removal. Contact our friendly staff to schedule an appointment today.

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