Waxing has been popular for a long time and it’s a pretty seamless ordeal—unless you have an extremely low pain tolerance—and lasts longer than shaving. What about laser hair removal?While definitely not new, it seems that more women—at least the ones we know—are opting for this long-term method. In a few short sessions over a few short weeks, you won’t have to worry about hair on your upper lip, legs, or bikini area ever again.
The 411 on Waxing
Hot (but not too hot!) wax is applied to the desired area and removed in the opposite direction of the hair growth, pulling hairs out from the root. It is actually quite painful and can cause ingrown hairs.
The 411 on Laser
A typical treatment process can require between three to eight separate sessions every six weeks. Since it requires precise handling of a beam to target particular body parts, vetting for a trained professional is key. If you live in a warm place like Miami where less hair is best, laser is definitely the option for you.
What is Laser Treatment like?
The laser treatment will take place in a room set up specifically for laser treatments. Everyone in the room must wear protective eyewear during the procedure. To perform the procedure, the skin is held taut and the skin is treated with the laser. You might be wondering exactly what it feels like. Many patients say that the laser pulses feel like warm pinpricks or a rubber band being snapped against the skin.
How long does it last?
How long your treatment lasts depends on the size of the area being treated. Treating the upper lip takes minutes. If you are having a large area like the back or legs treated, your treatment may last more than an hour.