Laser hair removal vs. waxing: myths busted!

 

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Laser hair removal and waxing are two of the most common methods of getting rid of body hair. Having body hair is natural but if you want to remove them, do not fall into the mythical traps that surround it. It is time that you expand your thinking and debunk these myths!

  • Myth : There’s no change in the growth rate of hair when you wax them

Fact : When you remove your hair through waxing, the entire hair follicle is uprooted. This slows down the speed of hair growth. Shaving, on the other hand, removes the hair from the surface and not thoroughly.

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  • Myth : Laser hair removal cannot be performed on colored skin

Fact : No matter how much melanin you have in your skin, laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types. Whether you are fair or dark, it depends more on the color of your hair than the color of your skin. So if you think your skin is dark toned and you cannot go for a laser treatment, you are wrong.

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  • Myth : There’s no pain during laser hair removal

Fact : People who go for a laser treatment have to undergo discomfort and pain. There are two types of laser hair removals, one with pain and the other without pain. But mind you, the cost varies accordingly.

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  • Myth : One session is enough to stunt hair growth

Fact : You need to have five to six sessions of laser treatment in order to get rid of body hair completely. One sitting does not make significant changes but after two weeks of your first treatment, the speed with which hair grows slows down.

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  • Myth : Waxing will stretch your skin

Fact : If you are waxing daily, then yes, the myth holds true. However if it’s once a week, then you don’t have to worry about loose skin. And when you are waxing, hold your skin taut.

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  • Myth : You have to wait for your hair to grow very long before waxing

Fact : To wax body hair, hair growth needs to be ¼th inch and to wax eyebrows it needs to be 1/8th of an inch. You may consider waxing every two weeks but waxing once a month is the best.

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  • Myth : Getting laser treatment on your pubic areas will affect fertility

Fact : Laser hair removal is meant for …well… Hair removal. It does not penetrate your skin and there’s no reason you should worry about becoming infertile.

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