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Laser Hair Removal vs. Waxing: Why Laser Is the Clear Winner for Hair-Free Skin

When it comes to unwanted body and facial hair, there is only one solution: laser hair removal in Brampton. Traditional hair removal methods such as waxing only offer temporary solutions. Plus, there’s often a great deal of pain and irritation associated with waxing.

Laser hair removal treatment, on the other hand is designed to give you long-lasting results in a shorter time and at a fraction of the cost of waxing (in the long run)! Keep reading to learn more about the incredible results of laser technology.

Understanding Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal uses a concentrated light beam from a laser device to target the underlying hair follicles. The light of the laser is absorbed by the melanin of the hair to produce heat energy, which permanently damages the follicle.

With advanced technology, the light can be controlled to specific areas of the skin without causing damage or side effects to the surrounding area. Laser hair removal helps to delay hair growth, allowing for long-lasting smooth results with very little maintenance needed. Most hair follicles will require a few treatments while others will be addressed in just one session.

The Waxing Experience

Waxing is a hair removal process using hot wax to pull the hair directly from the follicle. Depending on the timing of the growth cycle of the hair, waxing can stop hair form appearing in the same place for one to six weeks. For longer lasting results, waxing treatments need to be used for years in order to damage the hair follicle permanently.

As razors remove the hair on the surface of the skin, waxing is a preferred method to targeting the root of the hair follicle. While this technique results in smooth skin, the heated wax itself and the removal can cause pain and irritation to the skin. The waxing process also stimulates the pores of the skin to remain open, risking infection.

Comparing Laser Hair Removal and Waxing 

So how do you know which hair removal method is best for you? Keep reading as we compare laser hair removal and waxing. 

Efficiency and Convenience

Laser hair removal treatments in Caledon and the surrounding areas are a time-saving alternative to other hair removal treatments such as waxing. In addition to the need for fewer appointments, laser systems work at a faster rate than traditional hair removal therapies.

The convenience of having a safe and effective hair removal treatment performed by lasers every four to six weeks in comparison to waiting for the hair to grow long enough for a wax treatment is priceless.

Precision and Customization

Both laser hair removal and waxing can be customized based on the targeted area, skin type, and hair colour/type.

Although waxing can be performed in small or sensitive areas (e.g., upper lip or chin), there is a  higher risk of irritation. Laser hair removal systems, on the other hand, are designed with precision technology to focus on the area needed, regardless of the location on the body.

Long-Term Cost

The costs associated with waxing and laser hair removal treatments offer short-term and long-term benefits. While the cost of a waxing session may be considerably lower than the laser hair removal treatment, subsequent treatments are needed on a regular basis. As a temporary solution to hair removal, waxing is an ongoing investment.

Most people only require four to eight laser hair removal sessions for successful results that last several years, if not longer. In relation to the cost of waxing, laser hair removal treatments are a better investment, saving you money in the long-term.

Safety and Skin Health

The non-invasive process of using laser hair removal systems keeps the targeted areas and surrounding skin surfaces safe from irritation and painful ingrown hairs. Effective on all skin types and tones, laser systems have fewer side effects than waxing applications.

With waxing, there is a great chance of developing ingrown hairs as the follicle is not destroyed by the treatment. This also an increased risk of infection.

Book a Free Consultation for Laser Hair Removal in Brampton

If you are looking for selective or a full body laser hair removal service in Brampton, speak to the skincare experts at Heart Lake Aesthetics. We use Cutera Coolglide and Lutronic Clarity II laser technologies that are both safe and effective devices for hair removal.

All of our non-surgical cosmetic treatments are performed by certified professionals with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques backed by clinically proven results.

Contact us today to book a free no-obligation consultation for your hair removal needs.

Heart Lake Aesthetics

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