Unwanted Hair Removal

Do you have hair in places that you want to be completely bare? Are you tired of shaving or waxing? Do you want a more effective and longer lasting hair removal method? If you answered yes to any of those questions, visiting a Vancouver Laser Hair Removal Clinic might be for you! Shaving and waxing can be tiring and boring and seems like almost a waste of time until you see the result of neglect. Unfortunately, the results of neglecting to shave or wax areas of unwanted hair are sometimes quite disturbing and can even be frustrating.  However, there is an easier way to accomplish what you want with far less effort! Exploring new, more permanent hair removal options with your local skincare professional will not only leave you loving the way you look, but will also get rid of the hassle of shaving and waxing. So what can your local skincare professional do for your unwanted hair problem? Let’s take a look at the different kinds of hair removal treatments available on today’s market.

The following is a comparison of the different types of hair removal so that you can decide what is best for you:


How it works: Most of us are very familiar with this but for sake of explanation, shaving works by cutting off the hair at skin-level.

How much does it hurt? Shaving is painless as long as you are careful and don’t cut or prick yourself. Using proper shaving cream and oil can significantly decrease your chance of developing razor burn.

How much does it cost? A razor can cost anywhere between $2-$20 depending on the type and how many blades you desire.

How long do the results last? Cutting the hair at skin-level means that it will probably grow back in 1-3 days.

Depilatory cream

How it works: These creams work by dissolving the hair. They are typically applied in thick layers in the desired region. They are left on for a few minutes before being wiped off. Depilatory creams get rid of the hair at skin-level or just below the skin.

How much does it hurt? Although essentially painless, depilatories can have a slight tingling sensation.

How much does it cost? These types of creams can be purchased anywhere from $4-$14.

How long do the results last? Similar to shaving, the hair is cut off at or just under skin level and will grow back in 1-3 days.


How it works: Although waxing is one of the more painful options, because it removes hair at the root, it’s also one of the longer lasting ones. The method works by applying wax, which sticks to hairs. The wax is then quickly ripped off, taking the hairs with it.

How much does it hurt? Waxing can be compared to pulling off very large and sticky bandages.

How much does it cost? To get a professional wax, it may cost anywhere between $15-$80 dollars depending on the desired region. At-home waxing kits may be purchased from $5-$50.

How long do the results last? Waxing typically leaves you hair free for 3-6 weeks.


How it works: With laser, you step into the world of the skincare clinics and professional work. Laser hair removal is a long-term option that destroys the hair roots with light. This option is often permanent but usually just reduces the amount of hair, makes it finer, and makes it lighter.

How much does it hurt? Laser can be compared to a rubber band being snapped against your skin.

How much does it cost? To have it professionally done, laser hair removal typically costs between $200-$900 depending on the desired region.

How long do the results last? The results can be permanent but if the optimal number of initial sessions is completed, you will want to go in for touchups every 6-12 months.


How it works: Electrolysis works by destroying the hair follicle with an electric current. It is the only FDA-approved form of permanent hair removal.

How much does it hurt? A stinging sensation can be felt for each follicle that is destroyed. Depending on your pain threshold, the amount of pain felt will differ person to person.

How much does it cost? Generally, a 30-minute appointment will cost around $50

How long do the results last? Following through with the required sessions will leave you with permanent results.

Hopefully this guide to hair removal gave you the information you need to choose the treatment that is right for you. However, it is always advantageous to discuss treatment with your dermatologist or at a skincare clinic.


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*Individual results may vary.

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