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Waxing Vs. Laser Hair Removal October 9, 2019

Garment District, Manhattan
Waxing Vs. Laser Hair Removal, Manhattan, New York

When it comes to removing unwanted hair, long-lasting solutions that save time and water are perennial favorites. Both waxing and laser hair removal offer lasting solutions compared to shaving, but which is right for you? Here, learn a little about both before scheduling a spa session.

What to Know About Waxing

laser hair removalWaxing services are used to pull unwanted hair out by the roots. It’s often applied to arms, bikini areas, eyebrows, and underarms, with results lasting about four to six weeks. The hair will grow back, but it comes back softer and thinner than areas that were shaved. Frequent waxing often results in fewer unwanted follicles because they have been eliminated at the roots so many times. Additionally, the more you schedule waxing, the less discomfort you will feel as you get used to the procedure.

Wait until you have about a quarter of an inch of regrowth before scheduling your next service. Do not drink alcohol prior to the your appointment because it tightens pores and makes waxing more uncomfortable.

What to Know About Laser Hair Removal

This innovative procedure delivers highly concentrated light pulses to individual hairs. Follicle pigment absorbs the light to kill each strand at the root. Dead follicles will fall out a few days to a few week after each session. The hair will likely grow back thinner after the first treatment, with most people seeing their desired results in five to six sessions over several months. 

Laser hair removal can feel like a rubber band snapping against the skin, though the thinner areas such as the front of the calves are typically more sensitive. And while the procedure is more costly than waxing, it’s also more permanent. It works best on dark-haired individuals since the light pulses require pigment to be effective. 


Discuss your hair removal needs with the team at Step Up Skin Laser to enjoy smooth, beautiful skin. Offering laser hair removal and other skin care services in New York City, NY, these highly skilled professionals have provided customized treatments for nearly 10 years. Call (646) 641-8862 to book an appointment or go online to learn more about their services.