Waxing vs. Laser Hair Removal – How to Get the Best Results from Both

Recently, Allure Magazine ran two articles in their October 2012 issue that caught our attention: How to Get a Perfect Wax and The Truth About Lasers. In the quest for smooth, hairless skin we wanted to share  with you the 4 tips for a perfect wax, as well as Dr. Brian Kerr’s thoughts on The Truth About Lasers.

 4 Tips for the Perfect Wax:

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Let it Grow. Let your hair grow to at least a quarter-inch long.  You will have to wax every 2 to 4 weeks.

Prepare Yourself.  Don’t use retinol products if waxing on your face.  The morning of the appt. you should exfoliate.

Check the wax.  There are 2 basic waxes –  strip and hard wax.  Strip wax is removed with a piece of fabric and the hard wax can be peeled off.  Hard wax considered by some to be less painful.

Manage the pain. Take 2 Advil an hour before your appointment.  If the waxing still hurts, ask the technician to do smaller areas. Hydrocortisone cream can help with inflammation and itching.

The Truth About Lasers

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This article stated that “Lasers are only effective where the hair is thick, dark and coarse” – which isn’t the case.

“We have been able to treat many finer haired individuals. Dark hair is a must. Coarse hair? Not so much.  Blondes are out of luck.  Don’t let anyone talk you into laser hair removal if your hair is blond or red.  You will not have great results. “ – Dr. Brian Kerr

However, the article did give some good advice:

“You’ll typically see at least a 60 percent reduction in four to six sessions, but keep in mind that you’ll need touch ups a year or more to get the hairs that were in a resting state during the initial laser sessions.” – Allure

Overall, Laser Hair Removal can save you a lot of money and time in the long run. Compared to waxing the pain is minimal and you can shave between sessions.  If you get your bikini lasered, you’d better love the shape and style you choose, because there is no going back!

If you are considering laser hair removal, we would love to have you come in for a free consultation. Silk Touch Med Spa and Laser Center of Boisehas done thousands of treatments since 1999, giving us an edge over other competitors. We have treated a wide variety of clients, including those with darker skin.

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For the month of November we are offering a great deal on Laser Hair Removal Treatments. Purchase 6 treatments for you first area, get 50% off the second area!

Here are some of the most popular areas we treat with laser hair removal:

  • Bikini
  • Legs
  • Face
  • Neck – ( Men LOVE this)
  • Chest
  • Underarms
  • Back

If you would like to Schedule a Free Consultation to dicuss how laser hair removal can give you the smooth, flawless skin you’ve always wanted, just give us a call at 208-939-3110. You can schedule your consultation online through the link below.

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