Waxing Vs. Laser Hair Removal

Waxing Vs. Laser Hair Removal

At home hair removal can be a literal pain. Shaving, plucking, and DIY waxing kits are short-term solutions that don’t always have the best possible outcome. In-spa hair removal can help safely and effectively leave you hair-free with minimal discomfort, side effects, or downtime.

Fundamentals Med Spa has several options for patients who want long-term results. Our skilled specialists have perfected the art of hair removal. Whether it’s waxing or laser hair reduction, you’ll enjoy smooth, hairless skin. Both treatments have advantages that might make you lean one way or the other. Let’s take a closer look.

Waxing Vs. Laser Hair Removal: The Procedure

Both treatments are done in-office in under 1-hour or less. We use the most advanced treatments to ensure your hair removal goes as smoothly as possible with minimal discomfort or side effects.

Waxing is an in-spa treatment that grabs hair follicles and removes the entire base for long-lasting results. Fundamentals Med Spa uses both hard and soft wax depending on the area size and sensitivity. Nufree is a revolutionary ‘hard’ wax that doesn’t stick to the skin making it virtually painless even on sensitive spots.





Full Face -Lip, Chin, & Cheeks (No Brows)



Extended Bikini



Full Arm

1/2 Arm

Full Leg

1/2 Leg







Laser hair removal uses a guided handpiece to target and rupture the pigmentation within the unwanted hair follicles causing them to die. Eventually, the hair falls out leaving you hair-free for good. We use powerful, yet gentle Elos laser treatments that are proven to remove even lighter hair and to be used for all skin tones.

Neither procedure requires extensive downtime. You’ll be able to go back to your normal routine immediately following treatment. Side effects with either procedure are often mild but may include redness, swelling, or tenderness for several hours post-treatment. Sun exposure should be avoided throughout your series of laser hair removal treatments.

Waxing Vs. Laser Hair Removal: Results

While patients will see instant results with waxing, laser hair reduction is not immediate. It can take up to 2-weeks for hair follicles to begin to fall out with laser treatments. Furthermore, laser hair removal only treats hairs that are in their active growth phase. Multiple treatments are necessary to achieve an optimal outcome.

Routine waxing can make hair appear thinner and less noticeable in-between treatments. Waxing is a temporary hair removal treatment with results lasting 4-6 weeks. Patients are encouraged to maintain regular waxing appointments.

The number of laser hair removal treatments can vary based on the thickness and color of hair as well as the treatment area. Hair that is thicker and darker, typically responds best to laser removal. Most patients can achieve lifelong hair reduction with 4-6 treatment sessions. Treatments are spaced according to your hair’s natural growth cycle until desired results are met.

What’s Right for You?

If you’re looking for instant results or want to be beach ready the next day, waxing is probably the solution you’re looking for. Laser hair reduction might be your best bet if you’d like lifelong hair reduction and are ready to commit to a series of treatments. A consultation with one of our hair reduction professionals will help determine your candidacy for either procedure.

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Take the Next Step

To learn more about Waxing or Laser Hair Removal procedures or to schedule a complimentary consultation at Fundamentals Med Spa in Indianapolis, IN simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (317) 222-7546.

*Individual results may vary.

By | 2019-02-25T15:04:53+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Laser Hair Removal, Waxing|0 Comments
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