Controlling hair growth on specific parts of your body can be a time-consuming and frustrating task. Most hair removal styles, whether it be waxing or shaving, are likely to cause problems such as cuts, bumps, and pain. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, is a much more practical option. It works by using a laser to eliminate hair right from the follicle. While waxing also removes hair from the follicle, it comes with far more disadvantages. Let’s take a look:
Drawbacks of Waxing
Short Term Solution
Treatments must be scheduled every time new hair grows back. Usually, hair begins to grow again after just two weeks. Waxing treatments can only take place when the hair is at least half a centimetre long. That means that there will be some time when you have rough, hairy skin.
That is because hair gets ripped out from the root when waxed. While it does become more bearable for some people, it is still a process that must be continually done as the hair always grows back. Additionally, waxing can lead to ingrown hairs if the area isn’t cleaned well enough beforehand.
Inflammation and Skin Irritation
That is especially true if you have sensitive skin. This kind of inflammation can sometimes turn into pimples or rashes. As well, ingrown hairs can get infected.
Generally, you can have almost any body part waxed although certain body parts are much more sensitive than others. Waxing can irritate some parts of your body with large capillaries. These weakened capillaries are usually in smokers. It is advised that you do not wax if you have very red capillaries.
And, waxing for men can be even more painful because of their stronger hair and thicker skin. The fact that men usually have stronger hair also means that they are more likely to experience ingrown hairs once it starts to grow back.
How Many Treatments Do You Need?
The number of treatments you need will depend on how large of an area you are covering and how thick your hair is. Fortunately, you don’t need to wait for hair to grow between sessions like you would with waxing. And, you do not need to go back for sessions as often either.
Advantages of Laser Hair Removal
Less Time Grooming
Regular shaving and waxing can leave your skin with cuts and redness. Laser hair removal reduces the need for shaving, making it very convenient. The procedure dramatically reduces the amount of time you spend on grooming.
Laser hair removal procedures save you time. This technology damages the cells that are responsible for hair growth without irritating the surrounding skin. Sessions can be completed in just a few minutes, even for large areas.
Today, laser hair removal is quite popular as a hair removal technique. You no longer have to wax or shave every week because the results of laser hair removal are longer lasting and less painful. Get rid of your razor and take your time back from waxing by booking a laser hair removal appointment at Breeze Laser & Medi Spa. Our experienced aestheticians provide a thorough consultation to make sure it is right for you.