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Which hurts more laser hair removal or waxing?

Bikini area. How well did your laser treatments work? Did you go to a national chain? Which one?

I'm considering getting laser and I have been an avid waxer. I'm sort of scared of the laser.

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Asked by ecodani at 11:57 AM on Mar. 18, 2011 in Beauty & Style

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  • i have enjoyed the laser you can buy creams/gels to place on your skin 15 min before and it helps numb the area.

    Answer by ChanQ at 12:22 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • laser requires your hair to be in a certain stage for it to properly takr so it'll take more than one treatment, typically takes several.. photoepilation is suppose to have fewer side effects and be more effective (another permanent hair removal process).

    Both hurt, but like pp said above you can get numbing creams for waxing or other permanent hair removal processes.
    waxing can reduce the numbers of hair that grow in as well through similar ways as laser treatment (sometimes the wax damages follicles so the hair diesn't grow back).

    sorry for the typos.. nursing and typing one handed

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 8:49 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • laser doesn't really hurt that bad, just an elastic pop kind of feeling and maybe a prickly type burn later in the day. obviously it costs a lot more and a lot of people think it's permanent but it's sooo not. you have to do it several times and once the removal amount is acheived you'll have to return in a few years to go through another round.

    waxing isn't terrible either, if done correctly it's quick and relatively low on the pain scale. there are sprays or numbing creams that you can apply about 30 mintues prior and you won't feel much. you can also take a tylenol about an hour before for lowered pain.

    -medical esthetican

    Answer by spastic_poodle at 12:58 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

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