Waxing is one of the most common and traditional methods of hair removal. However, it does not offer long-term results. Also waxing is seasonal and there is a specific waxing period that offers the best results. However, laser hair removal offers long-term results and can be done at any time of the year.
This article will reveal the best time to get waxed and list the benefits of LHR over waxing.
What is waxing?
To understand the fine details of waxing, like the waxing period, the best time to wax, and more, one must know the basic details of waxing.
Waxing is an effective and simple but temporary hair removal process. It helps to eliminate unwanted body hair from the root. However, within 3 to 8 weeks, new hair grows back. The technique can remove body hair from almost all body parts, including arms, legs, abdomen, back, eyebrows, feet, and bikini region. Waxing time depends on the area being waxed. For larger areas of the body, such as the arms or the legs, it is a time-consuming process.
There are two different techniques of waxing. Here are the details:
- Using Hot wax:
Here, hot wax is applied on the required waxing region. A thick layer of hot wax is created and allowed to cool down. Once the wax cools down, it becomes hard, making it easy to peel. Peeling off the layer helps to remove the hair in that area.
- Strip waxing:
Here, instead of a hot and thick wax layer, a thin layer is applied over the waxing area. A paper strip is then applied to the thin layer. Once there is enough cohesion, the strip is ripped off in the opposite direction of the hair growth quickly.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal (LHR) is an effective and almost permanent hair removal treatment that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted body hair.
The light emitted by the laser is absorbed by the melanin in the hair. The absorbed light gets converted to heat, which helps to destroy the hair follicles. Doing so eliminates the existing hair in the region and delays further growth. The process is repeated in several well-divided sessions to obtain optimum results. The process is quick with no downtime.
Is waxing seasonal? What is the best time to wax?
Yes, waxing is seasonal. According to experts, winter is the best time to wax.
During the winter months, regular waxing removes the extra dead skin cells. This will give smoother skin throughout the harsh cold months. Also, waxed skin allows moisturizers to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.
Another reason why winter is the best time to get waxed is that during winter a person is more likely to let their body hair grow, and longer body hair is easy to remove without breaking. This means waxing sessions during winter ensure that the majority of the unwanted hair is removed from the roots. Also, waxing regularly throughout the winter can target hair at the anagen or actively growing phase and thereby, slow down hair growth by summer.
Benefits of LHR over waxing
There are many benefits of switching to LHR. Here are a few:
- Can be done at anytime
There is a specific waxing period when the hair is in the anagen or actively growing phase. This period yields the best results that last longer. However, LHR treatment can be done at any time because it directly targets the hair follicle.
Waxing is painful and messy. LHR treatment is comparatively less painful and clean.
The person undergoing it might feel a tiny pinching sensation when the laser burns the hair follicles. LHR treatment also removes ingrown hairs. This minimizes bumps and inflammation. The best part is LHR is done by qualified dermatologists.
Like waxing, LHR can also be done in areas like the legs, arms, back, armpits, upper lip, chin, and bikini line. In short, it can remove unwanted hair from almost any body part. As long as the body part is not the eyelids or its surrounding area, LHR can do the job effortlessly.
- Quick treatment time
The total waxing period can be lengthy, especially with the melting, applying, cooling, and peeling. LHR sessions are short; small body areas like the underarms, upper lip and bikini line only take around 15 minutes to be completed. A few extra minutes are taken to complete LHR in larger body parts.
- Precise results
Laser hair removal is not only limited to hair removal from larger body areas, it is effective to provide excellent results in shaping eyebrows and beards.
LHR in UnCover
LHR should always be carried out by expert dermatologists. This is why it is extremely crucial to pick the right clinic for the treatment.
UnCover offers the best technology with the best doctors to give ideal and safe results.
Here are a few more reasons to choose UnCover for an LHR treatment:
- A clean and sterile setup is required to safely perform LHR. UnCover clinics are thoroughly sterilized to ensure complete safety. Also, they provide safety equipment like goggles, cooling gel, and more.
- The experts at UnCover carefully analyze skin and hair types to build a personalized laser hair reduction treatment plan for each individual.
- UnCover uses the best tools like alexandrite and diode technologies to be able to give good results to various skin types.
- LHR rates at UnCover are budget-friendly. The rates vary according to hair texture and skin type. LHR for facial parts starts at Rs 1800 per session. Underarms are priced at Rs 3500 per session and legs or arms start from Rs 8500 per session. Visit the UnCover website to know more.
Waxing is seasonal. Winters is the best time to wax as the body hair is longer and the chances of breakage during waxing are low. It also helps to remove dead skin cells, which allows better absorption of moisturizers and keeps the skin smooth throughout the harsh winter months.
Unlike waxing, LHR can be done throughout the year to get excellent results.
The process is fast, safe, and effective, and helps to get rid of body hair for much longer periods.
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