Cost to Speed, Laser Hair Removal Beats Waxing

Posted on July 13, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko

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When it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair, laser hair removal beats waxing hands down for the face, arms, legs, underarms, bikini area and more. Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the United States. The process uses concentrated beams of light to get into hair follicles, where hair is destroyed.

Waxing is also a highly popular method for removing hair. Regular waxers like the method for its low expense and perceived convenience. But the truth is,waxing over the long term is a waste because the process must be repeated every six weeks or so.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

A primary reason laser hair removal proves superior to waxing is that it offers near permanent results. Waxing removes hair at the root — a temporary fix — while the heat from lasers completely destroys the hair. For most patients, hair is gone permanently after five to seven sessions on average.

Benefits of laser hair removal

Laser hair removal costs more than waxing initially. This explains the appeal of waxing for many people — a Brazilian wax may cost around $75, compared to Brazilian laser hair removal, which can cost an average of $235 and require several follow-up visits. But laser hair removal saves money in the long run, because the process is over after the hair follicle is destroyed in several visits.

Laser hair removal also is gentler and better for your skin. Laser treatment doesn’t damage the dermis layer, whereas waxing can cause ingrown hairs that damage the skin. In addition, laser hair removal is a faster process, with each laser pulse lasting only a fraction of a second and treating lots of hairs at once. Often, it takes just a minute or less to treat small areas like the upper lip; larger areas like the legs may take an hour or so. Lasers also are extremely precise, removing only coarse, dark hair while causing no damage to nearby skin.

For permanently smooth skin: Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is faster, gentler and costs less over the long term than waxing. For a personal consultation about laser hair removal, please visit us online at www.YourLaserSkinCare.com, or call us at (323) 525-1516.