Hot Wax Hair Removal Compared to Laser Hair Removal

When it comes to hair removal, people will always look for the most effective one. This means a solution that gives near permanent results, with the least pain. It is not always possible, as the most effective hair removal will cause discomfort. Today's current popular methods of hair removal are, hot wax hair removal and laser hair removal.

The two methods have some very distinct differences between them;

Hot waxing

Hot wax hair removal is cheap, and its effects last for a longer time than other temporary methods such as shaving. Another advantage of hot wax is that apart from removing the hair from the roots, it also lifts dead skin cells. This leaves the skin looking smooth and revitalized. Over time the hair grow back thinner and lighter.

Hot waxing is not for everyone, and in some cases should be avoided. For instance, people suffering from diabetes should avoid waxing because it can cause the skin to break. This in turn can cause serious infection. People with sensitive skin may end up having bumps or ingrown hairs after waxing.

Laser Hair Removal

Generally, laser treatment is best when the individual's hair is darker than their skin color. Using laser hair removal on people with very dark skin is not ideal. This is because their skin absorbs to much light energy from the laser. This can cause tissue damage, and leave scaring to the skin. The same applies to people who are tanned and have light colored hair. Those who have dark hair but are sporting a dark tan should wait till their tan goes away.

Laser treatment can be very costly. One session can cost 500 dollars or more. If you are doing a large area of ​​the body, you will need to have 3-5 sessions. This makes it very expensive in comparison to hot wax hair removal.

Very little study has been done and not enough is known about the long term effects of using lasers for hair removal. This makes it difficult for doctors to say with 100% certyty that the treatment is safe. What is known about laser hair removal is that it is not recommended for everyone.

In any case, you should make sure that you have a qualified practitioner to perform hair removal and to avoid any injury. Always use reputable companies who have experience in their field.

Source by Gary Clark

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