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Modern solutions for hair removal have increased over the years, but the most popular methods have largely remained the same.

Waxing and Laser Hair Removal have stayed true as the top ways to deal with hair removal, but which one is the better option for you?

We will compare the two procedures to help you decide.

 【Table of Contents】
1. Waxing
2. Laser Hair Removal

1 | Waxing

Waxing refers to the application of melted wax onto an area of skin with hair growth.

The wax may be heated up and melted in a container prior to application, or the wax may come as a premade strip that is ready to use. Either way, the wax will then be applied to hair on the body and a strip of fabric will be placed firmly over the wax.

Once it cools down and solidifies a bit, the wax along with the fabric will be stripped off the skin.

Hair that grows back tends to look ‘thinner’ in diameter compared to shaving regrowth because the hair is pulled out from the follicle rather than being cut across horizontally with a razor.

Advantages of Waxing

  • – Achieve smooth, hairless results instantly
  • – Results last longer than shaving
  • – Fast and convenient
  • – Hair regrowth appears less thick in diameter compared to shaving
  • – Less expensive than other methods

Disadvantages of Waxing

  • – Achieve smooth, hairless results instantly
  • – Results last longer than shaving
  • – Fast and convenient
  • – Hair regrowth appears less thick in diameter compared to shaving
  • – Less expensive than other methods

Waxing Complications

Waxing may seem convenient and easy, but timing your hair growth is important.

The hairs should be at least a quarter inch in length for the waxing procedure to be effective. Otherwise, there would be no hair for the wax to grip onto.

This also means that no matter how consistent you want to be with waxing, there will inevitably be periods of time where you have to allow your hair to grow.

If your goal is to be hairless, waxing may not be the most ideal option for you.

In addition, those with sensitive or compromised skin should not be waxing, especially on their face.

The ripping of the wax strip can further irritate and hurt the skin.

In severe cases, the surface of the skin may even be ripped off. It is important to know your skin well prior to receiving any kind of skin procedure.

If in doubt, find a clinic that provides complimentary consultations such as Ovo Medi Spa.

2 | Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal delivers energy to strike the pigments in the hair and goes deep into the hair follicles.

The hair follicles which hold the hair become damaged from the heat, thus disrupting the hair growth cycle.

Most people will see results within a few sessions.

Multiple sessions are required to target hair in the active growth phase cycle. This cycle is approximately every 8 weeks on the body and 6 weeks on the face.

Hair regrowth will be much slower compared to waxing and new hair is finer than pretreatment hair. Overtime, you will see your hair disappearing on the treated area.

Advantages of Laser Hair Removal

  • – Fast and non-invasive (laser does not come into contact with skin)
  • – Great investment for individuals with lots of hair
  • – Less costly than waxing in the long run
  • – Permanent solution for hair removal and regrowth prevention
  • – Less pain compared to the ripping motion of waxing

Disadvantages of Laser Hair Removal

  • – May not be suitable for very light blond to white hair
  • – Can cause skin to feel dry for a few weeks
  • – Not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • – Should avoid sun and not have a sun tan
  • – Must be performed by certified and experienced professionals

In Conclusion

Overall, if your goals for hair removal are more short-term (you just want a quick fix and don’t mind hair growing back soon), waxing may be a good option for you.

If you want a more long-term solution for hair removal, you may want to try laser hair removal.

Waxing only removes the hair on the surface, while the laser damages the hair follicles deep in your skin to prevent regrowth.

Waxing may be less costly in the short term, but the cost of getting waxed consistently can add up. Laser hair removal costs more up front, but can serve as an investment because much less sessions are needed to stunt hair growth.

Get Laser Hair Removal Without Worrying!

At Ovo Medi Spa, our laser hair removal treatments are performed by certified professionals and follow the strictest safety procedures.

We offer complimentary consultations to help you determine your best treatment plan.