Lasers VS. Waxing

“April Showers Bring May Flowers.”

Shanon Farrell

I just love these old sayings, don’t you? Brings back memories of my youth and all the carefree days, days when I didn’t give a single thought as to whether or not I needed to shave.

Let’s face it, sunny days mean more skin showing and more concern and time spent in the “Showers”. Fortunately, thanks to Lasers, it’s no longer necessary to spend time worrying over stubble and those little ingrown hairs or better described as “weeds” in your “Flowers”!

Yes, I really said that!

Let’s talk about Lasers VS. Waxing. Think of laser hair removal like using Round-up in your garden VS. Pulling the weeds out, only to see them come back stronger the next day! Laser today what you would otherwise have to wax tomorrow, and the next day and the next day and the next day etc…

Most women and yes, men too, have a wax horror-story of their own or know someone who has one that they have shared in great detail with us! OUCH!

Waxing hurts for a significant length of time after it has been done but it also leaves your skin a lovely shade of red and irritated which lasts for days after, oh and don’t forget the ingrown hairs it can cause!

I have waxed my underarms twice in my life.

Once, because I wanted smooth hair/stubble free underarms so I would look like the models in magazines, you know the ones with hairless underarms.

I had a party to go to and I bought a hot little strapless dress so I was hoping to have hair free underarms, but all I got was very red and sore underarms that still had hair that the wax could not grab!

The nice lady said it would be easier the next time … she lied!!

Waxing also needs to be repeated once a month for the rest of your hairy life. Laser Hair Removal generally takes about 6 treatments spaced about 6 weeks apart to get rid of the hair forever!

It really is a smarter way to deal with unwanted hair growth.

April Showers … let’s deal with the “Weeds” together so you can enjoy the sunny Hair-Free days ahead!

I invite you to take advantage of our Specials for both Women & Men.


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A guide to laser hair removal for your legs

After the female underarm, the female leg is the most commonly plucked, waxed, shaved, depilated, threaded, bleached and sugared area of the body! It is unsurprising that laser hair removal for the legs is quite a commonly sought procedure. If you’re looking forward to walking straight past the shaving aids section in the supermarket for the rest of your life, check out our guide to laser hair removal for your legs first.

Laser hair removal for your legs

Most of us are quite used to leg hair removal – but there are still some little extras to consider with laser hair removal for your legs:

  • Pricing for your legs is significantly different to other popular areas, simply because of the time that a treatment takes.
  • If budget is an issue, however, having only your lower legs done is a popular and quite workable option.
  • For older men and women, laser hair removal on the legs can stimulate new collagen production and help offset the loose skin that comes with aging!
  • Many clinics promote IPL hair removal as an equivalent option to laser hair removal. Unfortunately, it is not. IPL treatments can cause significant burns and scarring, and fail to achieve any permanent hair reduction.

How does it feel?

Given that most of us have developed pretty high pain tolerance on our legs through waxing, laser hair removal for legs is usually a walk in the park. Our Cynosure machines have a Cooling Device attached for a much more comfy experience.

How long does it take?

Laser hair removal for your legs is not as quick as your bikini area because your legs are a rather large skin area. Upper legs have a finer hair than your lower legs. The lower leg hair is generally a more course hair and the first few sessions may go slower than later sessions. Legs can take for 30 Minutes to an hour depending on whether full legs or lower legs, prep time and number of treatments performed prior.

Leg laser hair removal pricing

Laser hair removal for the legs looks like a pretty big investment – but because the legs are such a popular area to have treated, many clinics have specials on full leg laser hair removal. See our treatments section for pricing information that Athen’s offers.
Shanon Farrell

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