Benefits of laser hair removal vs. waxing and shaving

Are you trying to decide if you should give up shaving for laser hair removal?  More and more people are swapping out conventional hair removal methods such as waxing and shaving for laser hair removal.  But what are the benefits of laser hair removal vs waxing and shaving?

How laser hair removal works

The laser emits a concentrated beam of light that targets the melanin or pigment at the root of the hair follicle.  The resulting heat damages the follicle.  Once the follicle is destroyed, it can’t produce more hair.  The hair will gradually fall out over the following weeks.

When it comes to laser hair removal, it’s important to be aware that not all lasers work well on all hair colors and skin types.  However, Elos technology is an advanced treatment that reduces unwanted hair using a combination of radiofrequency and light energy.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

The number of laser hair removal sessions required varies for each patient, but it typically takes a series of 6-8 sessions to see optimal results.

Benefits of laser hair removal vs waxing and shaving

Whereas waxing and shaving are temporary hair removal methods, laser therapy provides long-lasting hair reduction.  Also, waxing and shaving both take time, but laser hair removal is a fast, efficient procedure that takes approximately 30 minutes. 

Laser hair removal is a safe treatment that can be done on virtually any part of the body including the underarms, legs, and bikini area.

Are you interested in laser hair removal?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Toronto or Mississauga ON, areas, Skinatomy Laser Clinic is our featured practice. You can reach them at, or by calling (647) 557-2730 (Toronto), or (289) 216-3196 (Mississauga).

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