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Waxing vs. Laser Hair Removal - What's The Difference?

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Posted on Oct 16 2018

Waxing vs. Laser Hair Removal in Chicago

Both women and men are sometimes unhappy with the placement or amount of hair that naturally occurs on their bodies. Thankfully, there are options to get rid of unwanted hair both temporarily and permanently, including the option of laser hair removal. Here are the major differences between waxing and laser hair removal that can help you make your decision on what is right for you.


If you are getting a wax, you can expect that area of your body to stay smooth for around two weeks. On the other hand, laser hair removal is permanent, meaning there won't be additional worries about hair growing back in the future.

How Fast Results Appear

You'll be able to see and feel the results of a hair wax immediately, while it may take up to six sessions in order for laser hair removal to become fully effective. Patience is key when it comes to laser hair removal, but the results that come from it are priceless if you don't want to have to worry about hair removal in the future.

How It Works

Waxing pulls your hair out at its root, allowing your hair to once again grow from that root in the future. Laser hair removal destroys the hair follicle as a whole through a pulsed light.

Are you interested in receiving laser hair removal? Our professionals at Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa want to help you look and feel your best! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

From the initial consultation to the final follow-up exam, Dr. Horn and his staff provides compassionate treatment tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual. Dr. Horn’s mastery and surgical skill in performing various face and body procedures, his dedication to patients’ safety, combined with his focus on unparalleled care and attention, make him one of the most sought-after surgeons in the Midwest. At his clinic, surgical options are paralleled by an array of non-invasive treatments and advanced technologies designed to help you rediscover your beauty potential.

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