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Benefits of Choosing Laser Hair Removal over Waxing Q&A

Benefits of Choosing Laser Hair Removal over Waxing Q&A

Choosing laser hair removal over waxing offers several benefits. Laser hair removal provides longer-lasting results compared to waxing, as it targets hair follicles to reduce hair growth over time. Additionally, laser treatments can be less painful than waxing, as they involve minimal discomfort and no pulling on the skin. Dr. David Owers, MD, can help you get rid of unsightly body hair and enjoy smooth skin. We are conveniently located at Unit 307, 1192 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC V3E 1J7. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online.

Benefits of Choosing Laser Hair Removal over Waxing | Ageless 3.0 Near Me in Coquitlam, BC
Benefits of Choosing Laser Hair Removal over Waxing | Ageless 3.0 Near Me in Coquitlam, BC

Table of Contents:

Is it better to get laser hair removal or wax?
Why should I consider laser hair removal?
Who can have laser hair removal?
Is laser hair removal permanent?

Is it better to get laser hair removal or wax?


Waxing and sugaring (another form of waxing using a slightly different substance to remove hair) have been very popular for many years as a short-term solution to removing hair. Since both waxing and laser hair removal work by targeting the hair follicle and removing it, many report similarities in their hair after, with the hair growing back finer and less noticeable. There are benefits to laser hair removal that you cannot get from other hair removal treatments, which is that the hair removal can last months to years, while waxing will have to be done every 4-6 weeks to maintain the desired results. Laser hair removal will also not result in ingrown hairs, like waxing can, which can not only irritate the skin but can also lead to scarring from the ingrown hair removal. You will also find after laser hair removal that your skin is more soft and supple than it was before treatment, which is also a benefit since the laser can help produce more collagen in the area where waxing and other hair removal methods do not have this benefit.

Waxing can only be effective for some patients, as sensitive skin can get burned during the waxing process, or if an improper technique is used, it can also burn the skin and lead to discoloration and scarring. Laser hair removal is safe for all skin types, skin tones, and hair types, which makes it the preferred method of long-term hair removal.

Why should I consider laser hair removal?


Many men and women who have been getting waxed may question why they should change to laser hair removal, but what they don’t realize is that they can get the same effects from laser hair removal without experiencing the pain that is involved in waxing body hair. Since waxing involves pulling the hair out of the follicle, it can be extremely painful in some areas of the body, whereas you will not experience this type of pain while undergoing laser hair removal. You may also be able to wait less time between laser hair removal treatments, as the hair does not have to be a certain length to be removed as it does with waxing, which is also a benefit for those who want to remain as hairless as possible between appointments.

There is also cost savings, as waxing, shaving, or other hair removal methods require constant upkeep, which can be costly over time. The upfront cost of laser hair removal can seem like a lot, but because you will not have to pay for things like razors or wax treatments, you will save money in the long term.

Who can have laser hair removal?


Since laser hair removal is safe for all hair types, skin tones, and skin types, there are very few circumstances where laser hair removal may not be recommended for you. This is why you will have a consultation appointment before your laser hair removal appointment, so they can determine if this will be the best method of hair removal for your unique situation, or if you have any medical conditions that may not benefit from laser hair removal. These conditions can range from having PCOS, having hormone-producing tumors, and even being pregnant, as the risks associated with the treatment will greatly outweigh the benefits of laser hair removal.

Is laser hair removal permanent?


This can depend greatly on the type of laser hair removal machine that is used during your procedure, however, no laser hair removal is truly “permanent”. You can expect to have long-lasting results with laser hair removal, and long periods where hair growth does not happen (varying between months and years without hair growth). Since laser hair removal destroys the hair follicle it can feel permanent, however, the hair is still able to regenerate over time, and the follicles that do not get destroyed are put into a resting state, which means they will not grow for an extended period.

With the help of our cutting-edge equipment and highly skilled staff, experience the finest in laser hair removal. We are conveniently located at Unit 307, 1192 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC V3E 1J7. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We serve clients from Coquitlam BC, Port Coquitlam BC, Port Moody BC, New Westminster BC, Maple Ridge BC, Burnaby BC, and surrounding areas.