How does laser hair removal work?
A laser hair removal device will destroy hair follicles in the process. But only when the follicles are active. This will leave some growth. You will need more than one treatment to prevent the hair from coming back.
When we are receiving laser treatment, the hair follicle absorbs the laser, which is attracted to the hair’s melanin pigment, and the hair vaporizes instantly.
In general, dark hair has more pigment than light hair, so laser hair removal works better on people with dark hair and light skin.
People with dark skin need to receive treatment by using right laser setting for dark skin type.
For those with light hair such as blonde, grey or white, and they can’t experience results as the laser doesn’t focus well on nonpigmented hair.
Laser hair removal can be used at any part of body including face.
How does waxing work?
Waxing is applying warm wax or strips over unwanted hair and removing them efficiently from hair roots by force.
There are two types of wax: soft wax and hard wax.
Soft wax can be made from rosin, oils, and other additives. Wax is applied, and a strip is applied to the hair, pulled against the direction of growth, and peeled off to remove the hair.
Hard waxes (also known as organic waxes) have their own ingredients: beeswax, resin, and oils. Unlike strip waxes, hard waxes remove hair without strips. This is good for sensitive area, such as full face, underarm, brazillian area.
The Pros and Cons of waxing
The Pros of waxing
The hair removal results last up to 3-4 weeks because waxing removed hair from the follicles.
Waxing also can help skin to exfoliant. which make skin less ingrown hairs and breakouts.
It’s affordable for waxing whole body, such as male Brazilian waxing.
The Cons of waxing
And It’s hard to perform by self if you are not experienced. If perform waxing incorrectly which can cost bruising your skin.
And treatment is a bit painful since it pulls out the hair from roots. For some may occur redness or rushes after waxing treatment.
And hair will continue coming back no matter how many years you have done waxing.
The pros and Cons of laser hair removal
The Pros of laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is the best of hair removal option.
It can be done on any part of body. When it comes to pain level, laser hair removal is in between shaving and waxing.
If you’re prone to ingrown hairs, it destroys the hair follicle. By eliminating this follicle, you will be immune to that terrible, unbearable discomfort caused by ingrown hairs.
The laser hair removal can see good result from 4-6 sessions, especially effective if the hair is dark and the skin is fair.
The laser machine can cover large areas quickly, make whole progress quick.
The Cons of Laser hair removal
You need commitment for laser treatment, you need full session to achieve maximum best results. And for large area, it’s quite costly for laser treatment.
For people has dark skin, laser treatment has less effective which means you need more sessions to achieve best results.
If treatment isn’t performed properly, epidermal burns can occur. Besides burns the skin, there are some of the other risks include blistering, discolouration, redness, and scarring.
There is also a chance of increased or decreased pigmentation in the treated areas. To overcome this, you will need to apply a sunscreen with SPF50 regularly before and after the procedure is done.
There’s also the possibility that your hair could grow back and may require yearly treatments to keep new hair growth at bay.
When is laser hair removal more suitable than waxing?
If you had enough of pain from waxing; if you had enough of ingrown hairs if you had enough for spending money on waxing. Please start to consider laser treatment.
Laser treatment is less pain compared to waxing. And because it kills hair follicle, once there is no follicle you worry about ingrown no more.
Is there any area which you cannot use laser hair removal on?
Normally we do not perform laser treatment under your eyelids, and no laser hair removal treatment allowed on tattoo area.
Besides those, laser treatment can be performed on any other part of body which includes face, neck, underarm, chest, stomach, full arm, hands, full back, buttocks; full legs and feet.
The cost difference between waxing and laser hair removal?
Investing in laser hair removal can seem costly but it pays off over time. You can ditch the razor, and say goodbye to waxing.
Salon waxing treatments can cost anywhere between $20– $300 (single area to full body) possibly more depending on gender and treatment area.
Laser treatment costs start from $200 up to $799 for a full body treatment. For optimal results, make sure you’re on time with your treatments and don’t drop the treatment halfway through.
To get a full treatment, invest in 8 treatments over the course of 16 months. However, 100% removal of hair is unlikely, as the hairs get thinner and lighter each time you have the treatment.
However, it’s more expensive upfront with each treatment, as opposed to waxing or shaving. However, because treatments are more concentrated and cover a set period, it costs less in the long run. You may require maintenance treatments to treat any stray hairs that do grow back but these treatments are at a lower price since it’s a spot treatment not a full area.