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Laser Hair Reduction or Waxing. Which is Best for You?

Whether you’re a man or a woman, body hair can be a frustrating part of being a human being, especially if your body hair is thick and dense. You may have heard the terms “laser hair reduction” and “waxing” being thrown around in comparison, both claiming to be the ideal method of hair reduction, but which one is truly the top dog? This depends on one primary factor, you.

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Laser Hair Reduction

Laser hair reduction is a method of body hair removal that uses a non-invasive and non-painful laser to remove the hair in the area you want to be targeted. It is a targeted treatment that is designed to keep you hair-free for several months (some people experience longer). When the hair grows back, it is often finer and lighter. Some common questions:

How does IPL hair reduction work?

IPL (intense pulsed light) Laser hair reduction is a slow process where the patient will have the area desired to be hair-free hit with a laser beam. This beam flashes intense light waves onto the hair follicle area, which in turn heats up the hair follicle to the point of it not being viable anymore. The follicle is then unable to produce hair until it heals.

Is laser hair reduction uncomfortable?

Most people who get Laser hair reduction experience a warm sensation in the area being targeted, redness, slight swelling, and some tingling from the area during treatment. Post-treatment, clients report those symptoms subsiding within a few hours to a couple of days.
Is laser hair reduction right for me?
Laser hair reduction is suitable for most people who have thick or coarse body hair. However, there are a few types of people that should stay away from this form of hair reduction:
  • Anyone who is pregnant/nursing
  • Someone with skin conditions such as psoriasis
  • People with a light skin pigmentation that burns easily
  • People with skin types prone to any pigmentation

Hair Reduction: Waxing

Waxing is one of the most common methods of hair reduction for the face and body. It can be conducted anywhere that hair grows, but many people wonder exactly how it works and which wax to use.

How does waxing work?

Waxing off your body hair is a quick method that leads to short-term hair removal (often three to six weeks). A waxing specialist will do a quick consultation with the patient to determine the hair thickness, amount, length, and discuss desired results and any skin conditions that need to be taken into consideration.
After the consultation, the specialist lays down a layer of warm wax on the area being treated and then pulls the wax off in the opposite direction of the hair growth. The wax removes all of the hair in the follicle, not just what is visible. This leaves clients with soft, smooth, and hair-free skin. The specialist will then add some lotion to the area and send the client on their way!

Which wax should be used?

There are numerous waxes on the market and the specialist will determine which wax is right for you depending on your desired results, hair type, hair length, and hair thickness. The three most common types are:
  • Hard wax - done by a professional.
  • Soft wax - less painful but not as efficient.
  • Sugar wax - least painful and can be done at home.
The moral of the story, determining how long you want your hair reduction to last will often determine the course of action you take. If you’re looking for a long-term solution, laser hair reduction is likely your best bet if you do not have any preexisting conditions that could be exacerbated. However, if you’re looking for a more affordable option that won’t last as long but still leave you with smooth, hair-free skin, waxing is going to be your preferred route!


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