Summertime is here, and that means we’re at the peak of our need for a decent hair control strategy. Whether you’re assessing your options for the longer term or have finally figured out that razors should be left to men, you might be wondering whether waxing or laser hair removal is a better option. Taking into consideration costs, results and side effects, here’s the lowdown on which treatment is right for you.
How they work
Waxing is really a very straightforward process. Hot wax is applied to the area to be treated, and as it cools it grips the hairs in its waxy stickiness. It’s then ripped off, taking the hair right from the root with it.
Laser hair removal is a little gentler, using Photothermolysis to target hair follicles with a wavelength of light. This causes the hair to be damaged at the root, removing it entirely and discouraging grow back.
Which costs more?
At first glance, laser hair removal in London might seem like a more pricey option. The per treatment cost is certainly higher, and that can be enough to put some people off. However, when you look at the cost of the treatment over an extended period of time, you start to see why hair removal by laser is rapidly becoming a more popular treatment.
- Waxing, per session, costs around £60 for a full leg in typical London clinics
- Laser therapy, per session, costs around £125 for a full leg
- Waxing will require around 17 treatments per year, at a total cost of £1020
- Laser will stop hairs from growing back after around 8 treatments, at a total cost of £1000 and no more maintenance treatments for around 2 – 3 years
So although laser may cost more in the first place, over the longer term it could save you significant amounts of money. You can check out here the >> cost of laser hair removal in London.
How long does it last?
Waxed hairs will usually regrow within two weeks, meaning you’ll need further treatment every three weeks or so. With laser hair removal for men and women you will find your skin is silky smooth and will stay that way for up to six weeks. However, it does take a series of treatments to fully break the cycle of hair growth and eliminate the need for further treatment.
Because you stay hair free for longer, you need fewer treatments with laser than you would with waxing, and in the long run, your hair should stop growing back altogether. You may require a top up treatment in a couple of years, but during that time you would have been for many more sessions of waxing, at great cost to yourself.
Which is better for you?
Unfortunately, the mechanical process of waxing away your hairs can have some negative side effects, such as redness, skin drying and irritation. Ingrown hairs are common, as are associated infections. The administration of the wax and ripping off of the hairs is highly painful too, particularly in those rather sensitive areas!
Our laser hair removal in London uses the very latest generation, medical grade laser technology to deliver amazing results with less pain. The laser beam is made up of precisely controlled pulses of energy which target the active hair follicle destroying it at its root without damaging the surrounding tissue. The result is almost pain free, effective treatment without the fuss.
I think you’ll know by now which side of the fence we stand on. Our laser hair removal treatments are a much better option than continually coming back for painful, ineffective waxing. It’s a larger investment up front, but in the long run you’ll be better off. Laser can be applied to areas that are unsuitable for waxing, such as between the eyes in other sensitive areas. Our treatment is suitable for both men and women, so if you want to experience this revolutionary hair removal treatment for yourself, get in touch today.