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Waxing vs Laser Hair Removal

03 Feb 2021

Waxing vs Laser Hair Removal

Did you know women spend an average of $23,000 on waxing to get rid of unwanted hair during their lifetime? Not only is it a lot of money, but waxing results don’t last. If you want to get rid of your unwanted hair and have effortlessly smooth skin, here are 4 reasons why you should switch from waxing as your hair removal method to laser hair removal.


Waxing results don’t last. Wax is applied and then ripped off quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth, causing hairs to be torn out at the root. If your unwanted hair is too short, the wax can’t grab the hair, and the hair won’t be pulled out. In order to see results, you must grow your unwanted hair at least half an inch before your next waxing session. Waxing’s results only last a few weeks, and you’ll need to wax again and again.

Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in hair follicles with a concentrated beam of light, damaging them to inhibit future hair growth. It's a long-term solution that offers permanent hair reduction, making it a more cost-effective option in the long run. Laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types and tones, including dark hair and dark skin. Over multiple laser hair removal sessions, you can achieve long-term results, significantly reducing hair regrowth.


When comparing the side effects of laser hair removal vs. waxing, laser hair removal tends to have fewer and less severe side effects. Waxing can lead to ingrown hairs, skin irritation, redness, and even burns, especially if the wax is too hot or applied incorrectly. These side effects can be uncomfortable and may require additional treatments or creams to soothe the skin.

On the other hand, laser hair removal side effects are typically mild and temporary. Some people may experience redness or slight swelling in the treated area, but these symptoms usually subside within a few hours to a few days. With proper aftercare, such as moisturizing and avoiding sun exposure, you can minimize these side effects even further.

Additionally, laser hair removal is a more precise method that targets hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin. This makes it a safer option for those with sensitive skin or those prone to reactions from waxing treatments.


Regular waxing sessions can add up to several thousands of dollars over your lifetime. As long as you wax, you will continue spending money to remove unwanted hair from areas like the bikini line, underarms, upper lip, and other sensitive areas.

Laser hair removal costs are very affordable. At Simplicity Laser, we only focus on laser hair removal to give you the best price! Depending on your hair growth and how many areas you want to treat, you will only spend a minimal amount of money. Laser hair removal is the most economical method of removing unwanted hair as you will save money and time. For our starter package pricing click here and for our treatment program pricing click here.


When it comes to pain, there's no denying that waxing can be a more uncomfortable experience. The hot wax applied to the skin can cause a sharp, stinging sensation upon removal, especially in sensitive areas. This pain level can vary depending on individual tolerance, but many describe it as a significant discomfort that can deter them from regular waxing sessions.

On the other hand, laser hair removal is often described as more tolerable by comparison. While you may feel a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin during the treatment, it's generally brief and manageable for most people. Plus, with advancements in technology like the Zimmer Cryo 6 cooling device we use at Simplicity Laser, discomfort is further minimized, making the experience more comfortable overall. This makes laser hair removal a preferred choice for those seeking a less painful body hair removal method with long-term results. Laser hair removal treatment is gentle on the skin and suitable for sensitive areas like the bikini area, underarms, and upper lip.

With our affordable treatment programs, laser hair removal will save you money and give you the best results compared to a lifetime of waxing. Results will start gradually, but if you’re patient and follow your technicians' instructions, your results will be life-changing!

At Simplicity Laser, we offer the best prices, experience, and results for all your laser hair removal needs. Our trained and experienced staff are dedicated to providing you with the best experience so you feel confident and don’t have to worry about your unwanted hair. So what are you waiting for?! Learn more about our laser hair removal starter packages!