Hair Removal vs. Waxing: Finding the Right Hair Removal Solution.

Updated: Apr 11

Have you ever been late to a dinner, party, or event due to the strenuous process of getting yourself ready? Well, what if there were solutions out there that can save you that time, reduce your stress levels, and leave you many other benefits outside of this? That's what laser hair removal can do for you.


Let’s talk about time…

Women spend an average of 1,042 minutes, or 17 hours, each year shaving their hair. For men, they spend anywhere between 10-15 hours each year shaving. Hair removal is a weekly and sometimes daily hygiene practice that both men and women take part in. Not only is it time-consuming, but you can suffer from razor bumps and rashes. Because of this, many people look to alternatives that can get rid of their hair in its entirety, and for long periods of time. The most common forms of hair removal are waxing and laser. So, which one should you pick?

When you think of waxing...

When you think of waxing, the first thing that comes to mind is the painful process. The second thing you think of is how often you have to keep doing it. It becomes a painstaking, endless cycle of money, time, and ineffectiveness.

What is the waxing process?

The waxing process itself is outdated, and can oftentimes have some serious side effects like red marks, bumps, and irritation. If you’re sensitive to the products used, the side effects become even more concerning. A specialist will first apply a thin layer of wax and cover it with a muslin sheet. Then- it’s time to rip it off, quite literally. The worst part is that the treatment itself yields no long-lasting results. As soon as the hair grows back, it’s time to go in again.

Waxing aftercare can be quite tedious. Specialists will typically recommend no hot showers, no saunas, no hot tubs, no tanning, and no exercise. This is in addition to avoiding touching and scratching the area and a lengthy cleaning process they go over after your appointment. This can be extremely inconvenient, and essentially takes up the time you initially saved by getting waxed in the first place.

Why waxing?

With all of this in mind, you have to ask yourself, “Why do I keep doing this?” Or, “What is the point?” The answer to both is, there really is no point, no benefits, and no results. Yet, it remains the #1 form of hair removal. This is more than likely due to the lower cost per appointment, or you might not be fully aware of the benefits of laser hair removal.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser is very different from waxing. First off, once you have completed your sessions, the hair is removed and you will only need a few touch-up sessions throughout the course of your lifetime. Laser is also less painful than waxing, and yields those long-lasting results people crave.

One of the biggest commendations laser hair removal patients rave about is the lack of razor bumps. Razor bumps are not only uncomfortable but can be quite noticeable and irritating to treat. And, if you think the appointments are long, think again! Laser hair removal appointments, although time does vary depending on the areas you are treating, are quick and easy.

What is the laser hair removal process?

The process of laser hair removal is also quite simple. A technician will prep you for treatment by shaving your current hair and applying a gel. Then, they go over your areas with the laser itself. The lasers emit high-concentrated pulses of energy that specifically target the hair in the follicle, and leave them unable to produce more hair. After treatment, the technician wipes down the area and rubs it with a soothing ice roller (for extra comfort), and that’s it!

In terms of laser hair removal aftercare, it’s much easier than waxing. The number one thing your technician will recommend is to avoid fragrant lotions and tanning oils. Also, avoid body scrubs. This is fairly easy to navigate and doesn’t designate any additional time to your aftercare process.

Is waxing more affordable than laser hair removal?

Additionally, over time, the cost of laser hair removal is much more affordable than waxing and significantly less frequent until its completion. Depending on your provider, many offer payment options, making the process even more accessible and affordable!

Which should you choose?

Now it all comes down to which hair removal option should you choose? For us, the answer is easy. If you take all factors into account, laser hair removal saves you more time, more money, and gives you longer lasting and more permanent results. The aftercare process is far less tedious, and the appointments are far less painful.

But, you may still have some questions regarding laser hair removal. Lux Laser and Skincare professionals are here to answer all your questions! Simply head over to our contact form and submit, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

If you’re ready to learn more or to start your laser hair removal journey, book your free initial consultation. A happy and hair-free life is possible with Lux Laser and Skincare!

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