Waxing Vs. Laser Hair Reduction: Choosing the Right Option for You

Laser Hair ReductionHair is tricky. You want it on your head but can do without it virtually anywhere else. Whether you are a male or a female, you have more than likely taken a razor to your skin to shave off all of that unwanted hair at one time or another. With several hair removal options available, like waxing and laser hair reduction, it can be hard to know what the right option for you is. Read on to learn more.

Waxing

Waxing is a procedure that involves removing your hair follicles by using a hot wax and paper. As a safe and simple way to remove hair for a few weeks at a time, waxing has remained a popular hair removal option for individuals everywhere. Lasting approximately two to three weeks, waxing is temporary and needs to be done every few months. In between your waxing sessions, you will be required to grow your hair out to about a half an inch long in order for the wax to properly grab onto the hair and remove it from the follicle.

Laser Hair Reduction

Laser hair reduction gained instant popularity when it was released on the market more than a decade ago. By helping patients to semi-permanently get rid of their unwanted hair in just a few sessions, laser hair reduction has many benefits. As a routine procedure, you can get in and out of your laser session in around an hours time. Being related to the sensation of having rubber bands flick your skin over and over again, laser hair removal is a fairly tolerable procedure in regards to pain. Depending on the area of your body that you are targeting and depending on your hair color, one of the experts at Twin City Plastic Surgery will be able to help you determine just how many sessions you will likely need.

When preparing for laser hair reduction, make sure to refrain from any sun exposure for at least three to four weeks leading up to your appointment, as sun exposure can cause your skin’s pigmentation to change and appear splotchy, or create adverse sensitivity to the area.

As you can see, there are many benefits to both waxing and laser hair reduction. If you are interested in either of these options or if you would simply like to learn more, contact Twin City Plastic Surgery today!

 

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