Laser Hair Removal

Wax or Laser – Which is Better for Unwanted Hair?

When it comes to removing unwanted hair along your bikini line and elsewhere, many people look to waxing. It’s familiar and safe and its results tend to last longer than those of shaving.

Waxing works by pulling hairs directly out of their follicle. Ouch — right?

Thankfully, you have the magic that is laser hair removal. Laser hair removal uses laser light pulses to destroy the hair’s follicle over time to prevent future regrowth. And it can be done virtually anywhere on your body! After just six to eight treatments, you will see up to an 80% permanent reduction of unwanted hair.

So in terms of the experience, results, and cost, is it better to wax or to have hair removed by laser? Here’s some information on each of those points to help guide your decision.


The discomfort of waxing comes from the removal process. The wax is either slowly peeled up or rapidly ripped off via waxing strip, removing the hairs embedded in it in one repetitive motion. As assumed, the waxed areas can be left irritated for days.

The discomfort of laser hair removal comes with the laser’s firing. Many laser hair removal patients find the experience to be quite tolerable. comparing it to tiny pinpricks at most. The sensation only lasts a few seconds — plus, at LaserAway, we use a Zimmer chiller that blows cool air on the treatment area for the duration of your session. No such agent is offered with waxing!


The result of waxing tends to last only a few weeks. The action of waxing removes hair in the opposite direction of its natural growth, and it cannot grab hair that is too short. So if you want to see the best results, you must grow your unwanted hair to at least half an inch before your waxing session. Who wants to do that?

The results of laser hair removal are permanent. It might take a few sessions to notice hair reduction, but once you’ve gotten the amount of hair reduction you want, you’ll just need maintenance sessions once or twice a year!


Regular waxing sessions can add up to thousands of dollars annually, which you’ll need for life. If you’re interested in keeping unwanted hair away for life, that is.

Laser hair removal costs up to a few hundred dollars per session, but you only need six to eight sessions, on average. Looking at the big picture, laser hair removal is the most economical method of removing unwanted hair.


Laser hair removal may cost more money up front, but compared to a lifetime of waxing, you’ll end up saving so much more. Results may take a few months to appear, but when they do, they’re a forever thing. And you’ll be so much more comfortable than when in a waxing session — Remember that cooling fan we talked about?

I think we’ve made it clear: Laser hair removal is better than waxing!

Why LaserAway?

We’ve committed over a decade to helping people of all skin types discover their best skin ever, with over 3 million treatments performed and new locations opening every month! We use state-of-the-art technology for maximum results, our clinics are supervised by board-certified, industry-leading dermatologists, and our treatments are implemented by registered nurses, nurse practitioners or physician associates who undergo one of the most comprehensive training programs in the business. Our mission is to make our clients feel beautiful by providing the best and most effective aesthetic treatments in the nation in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Ready to invest in yourself? Schedule a free consultation today by filling out a request form or calling the LaserAway staff at (855) 233-9134. Our nurses look forward to making sure your service and skin are as smooth as possible!