Laser hair removal versus waxing | Skin Perfection

Laser hair removal versus waxing

Laser hair removal versus waxing? What’s the difference? Which is better and why? Without a doubt the answer is laser hair removal. Believe it or not laser hair removal will save you time, pain, money and will change your life like waxing could never do. These are not only claims but proven facts and testified by thousands of very happy patients. You could be one of them. So why wait?

Laser hair removal versus waxing

Laser hair removal works by targeting a concentrated beam of light to the follicles, which are then destroyed. For the treatment to be effective your hair has to be at a specific stage of its growth. However as not all your hair is growing at the same speed, the treatment would have to be repeated in every 4-6 weeks to be able to capture all the different hair cycles.


Although laser hair removal requires commitment, its  nowhere near the time you spend waxing in your entire life time. In general it takes between 8-10 treatments to get hair free ( although this may be different for each individual) and then you don’t have to worry about hairy legs again. Other hair removal methods like waxing will require a life time of commitment and time sacrifice too.


Ingrowing hair is most common when you wax or use other methods to remove hair. As either of these processes can result in swelling, therefore it may lead to irritation to your skin and result in pimples / cysts.
Removing hair using the wrong technique may result in the new hair growing in its place sideways or curl back down. As a result the pores can close over the hair which becomes trapped or ingrown. After this the skin’s natural reaction is to become inflamed and often very painful. Laser hair removal is one of the most effective ways of stopping ingrowing hair. This is because the laser goes straight to root cause by destroying the follicle. Therefore it prevents hair growing and causing irritation to your skin.


Waxing without doubt is the most uncomfortable hair removal methods, that will leave you with redness, swelling and irritation. Generally speaking most of our patients cope extremely well with their laser treatments and claim that it’s much easier than waxing!

The laser sensation is described as being a little pinprick feeling with a heat sensation which stops straight after the laser has been fired. At Skin Perfection we’ve invested in Cynosure‘s Cyro Cool Glides which the practitioners connect to the laser hand piece. Whilst your laser treatment is carried out, a comfortable cool air will blow at the skin, making the treatment more pleasant for you.


There is a huge miss-conception when it comes to the cost of laser hair removal. Although at first it may seem like it’s expensive. However when you work out the number of treatments that you’re having you’ll be surprised to learn it actually works out cheaper than waxing! Where as waxing have to be repeated at every 3 weeks for most part of your adult life, laser hair removal will get rid of your unwanted hair in 8-10 session ( this may vary for individuals where some need less treatment and some may require maintenance). In conclusion your overall costs for laser hair removal will be cheaper than a lifetime of shaving or waxing.

To learn more about laser hair removal and what other factors may affect when to get laser hair removal; why not contact my Expert team who’ll be able to give you further guidance?

How to book an appointment?

As the first step of your hair removal journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no obligations consultation and skin test. Firstly, this gives you the opportunity to learn more about the process. How does laser hair removal work? Why is it effective? How many treatments you need? What’s the best laser for your skin type? How to prepare your skin for the treatment? And what to be aware of before undergoing laser hair removal. Finally to confirm suitability we’ll carry out a quick patch test.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at SP. Our highly trained and skilled aesthetic practitioners have many years of experience, so you can be confident you’re in the best hands. And, you can be sure, you’ll always have a stress-free relaxing experience.

Contact our team today to book an appointment.

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