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Waxing vs laser – what to choose?

What’s the best option for permanent hair reduction?

Waxing or Laser? This is the question our laser therapists get asked all the time.

Having warm wax poured onto your bikini area then counting down as the wax strip is pulled off your skin is not everyone’s idea of fun. Laser on the other hand can also painful (just not as much!) and more expensive (true in the short term).

So, which one should you choose?

Is Laser hair reduction better than waxing?

Laser hair reduction is the best method for reducing unwanted hair due to the precision and care the laser has on your skin. Laser treatment catches the hair in the active growth stage, which means the follicles are permanently destroyed and should not produce any more hair.

Like with waxing a small patch of skin is tested first to see how you react to the laser. A patch test is performed at your consultation to make sure your skin can tolerate the laser well.

After your skin has passed the patch test! You will be ready to begin your course of treatments after 24 hours, to make sure there are no bad reactions to the laser.

Patients who have chose laser hair reduction over waxing say it is because:

  • It is almost completely pain-free.
  • Skin can be smoother year-round.
  • It is a long-term solution to hair reduction.
  • It is suitable for virtually all skin types.
  • The laser machines are powerful medical technology as used in hospitals.

Laser hair reduction Vs waxing appointments

Laser hair reduction follows the hair growth cycle, so it is important that you follow and stick you your appointments.

It varies from 6 to 8 treatments for each person with each treatment separated by 6-8 weeks.

So, if you are thinking about getting laser hair reduction for the first time, you need to set aside enough time and commit to the whole process for best results.

For waxing you would typically schedule appointment every 2-3 weeks or if you are doing it at home the same. You need enough hair to grow back so it can be removed.

Why Epsom Skin Clinics recommend Laser over waxing

Laser hair reduction is safe, proven, and effective. Waxing is easy to do either at home or in a beauty salon and is still extremely popular today and cheaper than laser.

Waxing results that can last much longer than shaving so is preferred over shaving but not to laser. Also waxing is never ending. If your hair grows you will have to wax. With laser once the hair has gone……it is gone!

If you have been waxing for some time and are thinking about switch, come and speak to one of our friendly team today.

To find out more about Laser Hair Reduction at Epsom Skin Clinics, book your free consultation and patch test with one of our skilled aesthetic therapists

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