Traditional Hair Removal vs Clinic Laser Hair Removal

Getting tired of traditional hair removal methods like shaving, tweezing or waxing? Not only do they take time and cost a lot over time, it’s often the case that they don’t even do their job very well… but what about Laser Hair Removal?

Unwanted body hair has been an issue for individuals worldwide for generations. Over time, various hair removal methods have been developed, ranging from traditional techniques to modern technological advancements like clinic laser hair removal.

In this blog, our laser treatment specialists dive into the world of hair removal, comparing the traditional methods with the more recent clinic laser hair removal and exploring their pros, cons, and effectiveness. If you have questions about laser hair removal or want to speak to a skin specialist directly, contact our friendly team in Essex.

Traditional Hair Removal Methods

First, we’ll dive into some of the methods of hair removal that you may already be familiar with yourself. Don’t get us wrong, these are great options if your unwanted hair is not that big of an issue, however for the best results, that also saves you time and effort, we recommend considering laser treatment.


Considered one of the oldest and most common methods of hair removal, shaving is usually the go-to for unwanted hair. While it’s quick and painless, the results are short-lived as hair grows back within a couple of days, often resulting in coarse regrowth and potential skin irritation. This form of hair removal is not as effective as other methods and can take a long time, depending on the size of the area being shaved.


Another popular home treatment, Waxing, involves applying hot or cold wax to the skin and then pulling it off quickly, removing hair from the root. Although the results last longer than shaving (about 3-6 weeks), and with regular waxing, hair regrowth can become finer over time; the process can be painful and lead to ingrown hair or sensitive skin. Ouch!

Hair Removal Creams & Chemicals

It is common for hair removal creams to contain chemicals that break down the hair’s protein structure, allowing it to simply be wiped away. These creams offer longer-lasting results than shaving (around a week), but can cause skin irritation or allergic reactions due to the chemicals. Let’s be honest, all of these chemicals can’t be good for your skin, so better to have more proven and safer methods.

Laser Hair Removal from a Specialist Clinic

For a long time, the methods above were the only solution to unwanted hair. Over time, as technology has advanced, there are now much more effective ways to achieve longer-lasting, pain-free hair removal results.

Laser hair removal uses concentrated light energy to target and damage hair at the follicle level, inhibiting its ability to grow new hair. Over several sessions, the hair becomes finer and lighter, and some individuals can even experience permanent hair reduction. Here are some of the benefits of this incredible treatment that may help you to decide whether this is the treatment you’re looking for.

Longer Lasting Results

Unlike traditional methods, laser hair removal offers much longer-lasting results. During your initial consultation, your practitioner will be able to provide an accurate recommendation of how many sessions are required to achieve the results you need. After completing the recommended sessions, most individuals experience a significant reduction in hair growth. Not only that, but with each session the hair grows back finer and lighter, meaning near-permanent results can be achieved.

Speed & Precision of Treatment

One of the main issues with traditional methods is the potential to miss a hard-to-reach spot or uneven coverage of unwanted hair. Laser technology can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. This allows you to have peace of mind that your unwanted hair is completely removed without the risk of leaving any rogue patches.

Another disadvantage of traditional methods is how time-consuming they can be, especially if you have to shave weekly. Large areas, like the legs or back, can be treated faster than any of the traditional methods mentioned. The laser technology covers a substantial area in a short amount of time, especially when applied by an experienced aesthetician.


Laser hair removal is one of the safest aesthetic treatments available when performed by a trained and experienced practitioner, using the latest laser technology. At our clinic in Essex, we use the Soprano Titanium which is the industry-leading device currently. Although some redness and sensitivity should be expected following your treatment, the Soprano Titanium uses revolutionary cooling technology to provide a comfortable sensation during treatment.

Pain-Free & No Downtime

Laser hair removal offers a remarkably pain-free experience with virtually no downtime. Due to advanced technology, the procedure has been refined to minimise discomfort, making it more accessible and appealing to a broader audience. Even those with a low pain threshold can enjoy the process an results associated with this treatment.

Unlike traditional hair removal methods that are often uncomfortable or cause temporary skin irritation, laser hair removal uses controlled pulses of light that gently target hair follicles without causing harm to your surrounding skin. This non-invasive treatment means that you can resume your daily activities immediately after the treatment without the need for recovery time. The combination of pain-free sessions and the absence of downtime has contributed significantly to the popularity of laser hair removal as a convenient and effective solution for long-term hair reduction.

Book your Laser Hair Removal treatment with an aesthetic skin specialist in Essex

Both traditional hair removal methods and laser hair removal have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Traditional methods like shaving and waxing offer quick results but with relatively short durations, while clinic laser hair removal provides longer-lasting outcomes and reduced regrowth over time.

The choice ultimately depends on individual preferences, pain tolerance, budget, and desired results. As technology continues to evolve, laser hair removal continues to be a popular choice for those looking for a more effective solution to their unwanted hair. It is important to always consult with a professional before undergoing any hair removal treatment to determine the best option for your unique needs.

We hope the information above helped you to understand some of the benefits of Laser Hair Removal when compared with traditional methods, if you still have questions about this treatment or any other, please get in touch with our friendly team.

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