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What are the advantages and disadvantages of removing hair via laser hair removal compared to other ways such as threading and waxing?

asked in laser hair removal, beauty, biology



tracieboo answers:

laser...advantage is that it is permanent, disadvantage is the cost and the fact that you need a fair few treatments.

waxing and threading, advantage is that it is cheap, quick and easy. disadvantage is that the hair grows back.


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seacommander answers:

All methods suffer the disadvantage that they can be painful. With waxing and threading the whole hair including the root may be removed which can have the potential for infection. Hair regrowth after waxing and threading can also be very irritating.

The following site gives some examples of advantages and disadvantages of laser treatment.

http://www.hairfacts.com/methods/laser/lasermain.html

And this site the same for waxing of which one of the main disadvantages seems to be ingrown hairs, red bumps, and minor bleeding.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waxing

And finally the same for threading.

http://www.ethreading.com/BenefitsOfThreading.asp


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