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Which hurts worse for pubic hair removal - waxing or laser hair removal? What about scarring?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Waxing
Scars unusual w either. Laser more permanent.

In brief: Waxing
Scars unusual w either. Laser more permanent.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Neither comfortable
Both means are often a bit uncomfortable.
Irriation from waxing and from laser hair removal is relatively common side-effect but short lasting. Scarring can typically be avoided by care for the site after the treatment. Your provider should be able to look at your skin and your history to help you decide whether waxing or laser removal is best for you. Laser tends to last longer.

In brief: Neither comfortable
Both means are often a bit uncomfortable.
Irriation from waxing and from laser hair removal is relatively common side-effect but short lasting. Scarring can typically be avoided by care for the site after the treatment. Your provider should be able to look at your skin and your history to help you decide whether waxing or laser removal is best for you. Laser tends to last longer.
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Different
I have personally had both.
They both hurt but in a different way. But remember if you are a good candidate for laser you don't have to let the hair grow out before the treatment and eventually you may be able to stop even laser treatments or have an occasional touch up. With waxing you will have to continue indefinitely.

In brief: Different
I have personally had both.
They both hurt but in a different way. But remember if you are a good candidate for laser you don't have to let the hair grow out before the treatment and eventually you may be able to stop even laser treatments or have an occasional touch up. With waxing you will have to continue indefinitely.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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