To Laser or Wax? That is the question…

Is laser hair removal for me?

Body hair has three stages of growth; Anagen, Catagen & Telogen. During the anagen stage, laser hair removal is the most effective since at this stage, the fully pigmented hair is still attached to the blood supply. Typically 20% of the body’s hairs are in the anagen stage at any one time, therefore you will need a series of laser hair removal sessions for the best results. Bem Estar offers discounts when you buy a package of sessions.

During the treatment, all hairs are targeted and anagen stage hairs will cease to grow back because the laser heats the hair and follicle, causing damage to the blood supply and follicle cells. Fully pigmented hair (darker and thicker hair) responds best to this treatment much like dark clothes absorb more sunlight and heat. Time is needed for hairs in the catagen and telogen stages to move into the anagen stage. Effective and successful results require treatments to be spread evenly and consistently, from four to eight weeks, depending on the face or body area being treated.

Some discomfort might be felt, however, clients who are used to waxing have often stated that laser hair removal is less painful. An added benefit to this treatment is that a short-term commitment achieves long-term results. Once your treatments have been completed, you won’t have to think about regular hair removal again.

At Bem Estar we are proud and excited to offer the globally recognized Alma Beauty REMOVE™ laser hair removal treatment for cutting-edge modern technology and fantastic results.

Tell me more about waxing...

Whether it’s for an aesthetic reason or hygiene, waxing is the most common method when it comes to full hair removal. Smoother skin lasts much longer than daily shaving because waxing removes all stages of hair growth, however, regular waxing is essential. The skin will be less sensitive if waxing is done regularly. Over time, the hair follicle will have less and less of a grip on the hair to be pulled and the hairs will come out more easily and with less discomfort (see our article here on 5 essential tips for waxing). In-growing hairs, however, are possible after waxing but with regular exfoliation of the skin, these can be avoided.  As waxing removes the entire hair-root and follicle the skin naturally hardens and thickens so it is important to keep that area gently exfoliated. Use a gentle scrub in that area about 2 days after waxing and continue to exfoliate 1 to 2 times a week thereafter. Finally, waxing will not cause more hair follicles to grow. In fact, regular waxers benefit from sparse and much finer hair. Waxing is much more accessible than laser services.