Every human on earth can relate to the struggles of managing unwanted body hair. If you’ve ever caught yourself thinking “there has to be a better way of doing this” while shaving your legs for the millionth time, we’re here to tell you that there is! There are millions of satisfied patients out there enjoying the permanent benefits of laser hair removal. If you’re still shaving or waxing, we’re here to help you decide if the investment of laser hair removal is the right decision for you. If you are hesitant about trying laser hair removal treatments because of the cost or even the time commitment, we’ve put together a cost comparison tool that can help you evaluate your options. It’s time to start thinking about laser hair removal as a long-term investment for yourself!
Even though options like shaving seem to be the most cost-effective option in the moment, when you add up all the money spent on disposable razors and shaving creams, is it really the more affordable option? For most, the act of shaving only seems like a daily burden. But what you don’t think about is also the cost and the time taken to deal with your unwanted hair. When you take a quick look at it, shaving isn’t too bad of a deal. On average, razor users spend around 83 cents and 11 minutes each day to keep their bodies smooth and fuzz-free. But looking at our cost comparison chart, this time and money all adds up very quickly. While it takes around 7 years for shaving to catch up with the initial cost of laser hair removal, you’ve already lost nearly a month of your personal time.
And we have to mention the worst part about shaving – the fact that it is in no way eco-friendly! Over 2 billion razors end up in landfills every year, not to mention the extra water used when showering. Opting for laser hair removal treatments will help out Mother Nature in the long run and save you some of your own most valuable resources, time and money!
Each year millions of women and men choose in-salon waxing treatments as their main method of hair removal. The results of waxing last much longer than both shaving and plucking, but one of the downsides is that it is not a permanent solution. Waxing also comes with a higher pain factor, especially if you’re doing the more sensitive body areas like bikini or even the upper lip. And if you can handle the pain of waxing, a single trip to the salon will only give you three to six weeks of fuzz-free freedom. Plus, you have to make sure you have enough hair grown out before your waxing treatment. This means more days of pesky stubble! Also, it’s important to mention the time it takes to travel to these monthly appointments. Being in Southern California, we understand the nightmare of constant traffic jams. Just like shaving, waxing may appear to be a less frequent and cheaper option for hair removal, but you will still be paying every single year as your hair continues to grow. With all of this and the fact that waxing is not a permanent solution, laser hair removal has a clear advantage.
Laser hair removal has become increasingly affordable throughout the recent years. When you look at the chart you will see that a full laser hair removal treatment would also save you 170 hours of time over 5 years! The same goes for waxing. If you wax every month or so, you could spend the same amount of money on a laser treatment, but spend only 1/4 of the time it takes for waxing AND receive a permanent solution.