Laser vs Wax? We Settle Which Method Is The Best Against Unwanted Hair
It's not hard to get rid of unwanted hair. Razors can be found in most convenience and grocery stores, and they do a pretty good job if you're diligent about it.
Of course, life gets pretty busy to put aside time every few days, and the cost of replacing razors can really start to add up. Not to mention the water costs, shaving cream, etc...
The alternatives can seem intimidating. Several movies and TV shows have done the whole "body waxing bit," and the mere idea of shooting lasers at your skin can seem a little far-fetched, but these methods are both safe and effective.
So which one is the best? Let's look at some of the pros and cons to waxing and laser hair removal.
To Wax, or not to Wax?
Just the mere mention of waxing is enough to elicit a cringe, and while the procedure can be somewhat painful, many people don't know the measures that can be taken to almost guarantee a smooth waxing experience.
When you're looking at two to six weeks of smooth skin per session, grinning and bearing it through a wax session can be an appealing prospect, and the more you wax, the less uncomfortable it becomes.
Plus if it's done right, the wax should pull at the follicle, not at your skin.
What can make waxing more uncomfortable? Drinking coffee or alcohol before a session. Alcohol tightens pores, which are the holes the follicles need to come out of!
The downside to waxing is that it does require some growth in order to be effective - experts recommend anywhere from an eight to quarter inch. Make sure the spa you go to uses high-quality wax for a smoother experience!
Lasers That Zap That Unwanted Hair
Lasers were always made out to be a sci-fi fantasy, but they're being used to accomplish some incredible things in this day and age, but rather than ponder the miracles of modern science and medicine you're probably wondering how lasers can help get rid of that unwanted hair.
In a laser hair removal treatment, lasers penetrate the skin and target the unwanted hair shafts, effectively killing the follicle. This results in a much longer time before the hair grows back.
Laser hair removal is safe for all skin types, even the most sensitive skin. While treatment can bring slight discomfort, it is far less than what can be experienced with waxing, especially for more sensitive individuals.
While it's effective for all skin types, it may not work for all hair types. Those with darker body hair (especially in contrast to their complexion) are prime candidates.
Considering the cost over time of shaving and waxing, laser hair removal might be the most affordable, long-term option for getting rid of unwanted hair.
The Bottom Line
Between waxing and laser treatments, It really comes down to a case-by-case basis. If you have light body hair, you may want to go with waxing, if you have darker hair, or are looking for a more permanent solution, it may be worth investing in a few laser treatments.
Whatever the case, it's important to know that there's a solution for anyone's unwanted hair that is razor-bump free and saves time in the long run, you just have to know who to ask.
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