Laser Hair Removal vs. Waxing: Which Is Right For You?

laser hair removal Long-term hair removal solutions aren’t limited. Though many treatments exist, waxing has long been a hair removal method people rely on. However, laser hair removal may be better for you.

This revolutionary method is not only safe and effective but may have longer-lasting results as well. Let’s take a look at some key areas for hair removal solutions and how laser hair removal and waxing compare.

Laser Hair Removal vs. Waxing: Safety

Both methods are relatively safe with known side effects for both.

With laser hair removal you can experience redness and irritation, crusting where liquid may leak, and dryness where the hair follicles were treated, and, if administered poorly, may result in skin discoloration. A thorough consultation with a doctor can help you understand your risks with laser hair removal.

With waxing, there are more safety risks. Not only can there be redness and irritation, but there can also be bleeding, bruising, risk of a bacterial skin infection known as folliculitis, allergic reactions, acne breakouts, and can cause ingrown hairs.

Laser Hair Removal vs. Waxing: Length of Results

Both laser hair removal and waxing are long-term hair removal solutions. However, when it comes to which lasts longer, laser hair removal can beat waxing by a considerable margin.

Where, with waxing, hair is guaranteed to return, laser hair removal has the possibility of permanent hair removal. Typically, patients do not need a follow up laser hair removal treatment for years. Waxing, on the other hand, has hair regrowing in a few weeks.

Dr. Jeffrey Dawes Offers Laser Hair Removal 

If duration of hair removal and safety matter to you, laser hair removal may be the best long term hair removal solution for you. However, make sure you come into Jeffrey C. Dawes, MD, FRCSC Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery for a consultation to best determine your needs and learn what to expect.

When it comes to laser hair removal, you need experience and knowledge. Dr. Dawes has two undergraduate degrees, a Masters degree, and was named valedictorian of his graduating medical class. With years of experience serving the Calgary, AB and surrounding areas, Dr. Dawes and his team would be honored to help you.

Contact us today at 403-571-3141 to schedule your consultation.

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