The Ultimate Hair Removal Showdown: Waxing vs. Laser

  • May 1, 2023

Let’s face it: hair removal can be a real pain. Whether you’re trying to get beach-ready or simply prefer the silky-smooth feel, finding the right hair removal treatment can be a daunting task. With so many options out there, it can be hard to determine which method is the best fit for you. In this blog post, professionals from About Faces and Faces Med Spa explore the hairy details of two popular methods: waxing and laser hair removal.

Waxing 101
One of the best ways to achieve smooth, silky skin is waxing. Waxing is a popular hair removal method that involves applying warm or hot wax to the skin and then quickly removing it to pull out unwanted hair. This method can be used on almost any part of the body, including the legs, arms, underarms, bikini area, and even the face. 

Benefits of Waxing
One of the biggest benefits of waxing is that it provides longer-lasting results than other hair removal methods like shaving or depilatory creams. This is because waxing removes hair from the root, so it takes longer for the hair to grow back. Additionally, repeated waxing can lead to finer and thinner hair regrowth over time. Waxing can also exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin cells, and leaves the skin feeling silky smooth.

Tips for Successful Waxing
Here are a few things you can do to ensure the best possible results from your wax; make sure you let your hair grow out long enough–at About Faces we recommend ¼ of an inch, or as long as a grain of rice. Before waxing, make sure your skin is clean and dry. Avoid using any lotions, oils, or other products that may interfere with the wax’s ability to grip the hair. 

How Laser Hair Removal Works
During a laser hair removal session, your Faces Med Spa esthetician will use a handheld device to direct a concentrated beam of light at the skin. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, damaging the follicles and preventing them from producing new hair. 

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
One of the biggest benefits of laser hair removal is that it provides long-lasting hair reduction, and in some cases, permanent hair removal. This means you won’t have to deal with the hassle of frequent hair removal methods. Laser hair removal is a great option for those looking to remove hair from multiple areas at once.