Laser Hair Removal vs Shaving vs Waxing
There are many ways to remove hair, there are both positives and negatives to all of them. The big three ways to removal hair are: Laser Hair Removal, shaving, and waxing.
Some of the questions that we will be asking are: Which one is the least painful? Which is the most effective? And much more will be answered here.
How does Shaving Work?
Of all the hair removal techniques, shaving is the most common and the least effective. People will shave from everyday to once a month depending on the area. Hair grows back the fastest with this form of hair removal.
How does Waxing Work?
Waxing is when you use hot wax, an applicator, and a fabric strip.
How does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser Hair Removal is when you use a laser light to stop hair growth at all three stages of hair growth, each treatment going deeper till all the hair is completely gone. That is what makes laser hair removal so effective compared to shaving, waxing, and other forms of hair removal.
Hair Removal Cost
How Long does Shaving, Waxing, Laser Hair Removal Last?
Shaving will only last a couple days to up to a week, some people even shave their legs everyday. Waxing lasts a few weeks (3-4 weeks) before needing waxing again, making it once a month. Once you complete your laser hair removal treatments (usually takes 6-8 treatments, and around 6 months), a lot of our client's hair never comes back.
Does Waxing, Shaving, or Laser Hair Removal cause Ingrown Hairs?
Waxing and shaving are known to cause ingrown hairs, which can be annoying and very painful. Laser hair removal actually gets rid of any ingrown hairs, some of our clients have been thrilled by this.
Pain Level: Laser Hair Removal vs Shaving vs Waxing
Shaving is the most common and unless you nick yourself, hurts the least.
Laser hair removal shouldn't hurt when using a good laser, it should feel like a rubber band snap. The laser we use (Gentlemax Pro) sprays cryogen that will minimize any pain you should feel. If you are getting laser hair removal done and they are using gel, or it hurts, or it's not being effective after multiple treatments; than you need to find a laser hair company that has the Gentlemax Pro laser. Learn from our our clients previous laser hair removal companies mistakes.
Waxing is widely known as being the most painful, nothing about putting wax on your skin and hair then ripping it out sounds relaxing to us.
How much does Waxing Cost?
Waxing Cost vs Laser Hair Removal Cost
A common question is how much is Brazilian waxing? Waxing of the Brazilian area can cost anywhere from $55-$90 per treatment (usually once a month till forever). Compare that to our laser hair removal cost for the Brazilian area at $83.17 per treatment (usually only 6-8 treatments for a lifetime).
Which Method of Hair Removal is the Most Effective?
Laser hair removal wins this pretty easily. Especially because it is the cheapest after a year, more permanent than the others, and is not painful when using the correct laser. Again beware of a lot of laser hair removal companies when it comes to price. We have seen quotes from companies like Ideal Image and that "Other Big Brand Company" that cost the same as a car loan. Don't be the person that years down the line regrets not having laser hair removal done and waste all your savings on other forms of hair removal. Schedule a laser hair removal consultation today!