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Why Laser Hair Removal Works Better Than Waxing and Shaving

Given the choice between shaving every day or paying for waxing services every three weeks, most people would choose neither. Fortunately, laser hair removal provides a more feasible option. Here’s how.


Shaving can not only leave a rash on legs, arms, and bikini lines, it can take a long time. There’s a lot of hair that you may not want on your body! And rather than spend hours every week removing it with a tiny razor, laser hair removal offers the option of a quick procedure with lasting results. While you will need multiple treatments for the best hair removal results, you won’t need to spend hours in the shower and you won’t need to schedule appointments as often as you would with waxing.


One of the best parts of laser hair removal is the precision. Every follicle is targeted for hair removal. When you invest in laser hair removal, you’re saying goodbye to all of those singular hairs your razor missed over the years. And there’s nothing worse than putting on a pair of shorts only to realize you missed a spot shaving above your knee. In addition, the precision of laser hair removal means that you’ll probably see results in no time at all.

Minor Skin Irritation

Whether you have eczema or you suffer from other types of rashes when you shave, laser hair removal could be the solution. Even waxing can result in major redness and dry skin. You may even use an eczema cream just to dull the side effects. But with laser hair removal, there is minimal skin irritation. It’s important to speak with your dermatologist about any skin sensitivities you have before undergoing this procedure, though. Even though irritation is minor, you’re still employing a laser to target and destroy the hair on your skin.

No Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs can be painful, unsightly, and just plain annoying. Shaving and waxing both give way to this unfortunate phenomenon. Not to mention razor burn! When you invest in laser hair removal, you’re ensuring that there’s no need to deal with ingrown hairs. This is a result of the laser targeting hair at the follicle. Once the follicle has been treated, hair will no longer grow. Thus, no ingrown hairs.


Laser hair removal might seem like a more expensive procedure at first. That being said, consider all of the money you’ve already spent on waxing sessions, shaving creams, expensive razors, and body lotions to soothe your razor burn. Compared to all that, a few sessions of laser hair removal is much more cost-effective. When you can see permanent hair loss results after three to seven treatments, you might wonder how you spent so much on less effective hair removal methods in the past.

Laser hair removal is an efficient, effective method of getting rid of your unwanted body hair. If you want to know more about how laser hair removal can work for you, set up a consultation with a member of our team at SE Dermatology Specialists today.

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