Laser hair removal vs dermaplaning? What’s the difference and is one better than the other? Well it all depends on the colour and texture of your hair. These will be ultimately determining which treatment would you be a more suitable candidate for. And although both treatments are suitable for hair removal, they’re a different technique at the end of the day.
Laser hair removal vs dermaplaning. What is the main difference?
Laser hair removal destroys your hair follicles enabling future hair growth. The treatment is more permanent and in general you need about 8 sessions. However laser won’t work if you have too fine or light hair. The reason is that light hair won’t able to attract the laser and the energy would waste away on the surface of the skin.
And this is where dermaplaning can be your alternative for facial hair removal that is light and too fine. During dermaplaning a sharp and sterile surgical blade gently slides over the skin at a 45-degree angle; this draws away all unwanted dead skin cells and fine facial hairs, leaving the surface extremely smooth and radiant. Clean and smooth skin, free of dead skin cells and peach fuzz, allows for greater penetration of skincare products, also creating a beautifully even canvas for makeup to glide on flawlessly. This kind of hair is located mainly on the face and is very light in colour and texture, therefore laser would not be able to remove it. The treatment would be repeated at every 4 weeks, but there would not be permanent results like you get with laser hair removal, so its more of a managing the amount of hair.
Can you have laser hair removal as well as dermaplaning at the same time?
Yes, you can. At Skin Perfection London, we have many patients who treat their body areas with laser, however as their facial hair is too light, they are treating this area with dermaplaning. Which is still much better than the traditional shaving or waxing. As this way they get the added benefit of a clearer, smoother skin without the risk of getting ingrowing hairs or spots.
If you’re a laser hair removal patient and choose not to shave your hair, dermaplaining before your laser treatment can be a great alternative. This way not only your facial hair is removed but also the top dead layers of the skin. The added benefit of dermaplaining before laser hair removal is actually better penetration for the laser energy.
To find out if laser hair removal is suitable for you, why not book a consultation with my Expert team, who will take care of you every step of the way.
How to book your consultation and what happens during your first visit?
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.