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Thinking About Laser Hair Removal? Read This First!

Let’s say you shave about three times per week, and it takes around 15 minutes each time. According to these statistics you will shave over 6,700 thousand times in your life. That’s nearly 70 full days of shaving!

Not only is shaving time consuming, it can be expensive and destructive to the environment. If you purchase a disposable plastic razor, or even a razor with replaceable blades, you’ll be throwing away tons of waste each time you need to get a new razor. Every three months you’ll need to buy a new razor or razor blades, and you’ll need new shaving cream along with it.

Shaving can be a painful, expensive, time consuming task so why not look for other options when it comes to removing unwanted hair. Laser treatment for hair removal is a gentle, non-invasive, and FDA-approved method to permanently remove or reduce unwanted hair from all parts of the body.

Is Laser Hair Removal Right For Me?

On average, patients need 6 to 8 treatment sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart to achieve optimum hair follicle loss; however, the number of required sessions varies patient-to-patient. This type of removal is great for anyone who’s unhappy with his or her usual hair-removal routine. It’s become incredibly popular because of its effective, lasting results.

How Does the Treatment Work?

Laser energy is focused on the hair follicle. The follicle absorbs the laser’s heat, which destroys the hair but leaves the rest of the skin untouched. The treatment works best on dark hair, and isn’t recommended for people with blonde, grey or red hair.

Patients may feel slight tingling or pricking; most patients associate the sensation with the feeling of a rubber band snapping on skin. It’s safe to use this treatment on most areas of the body, with the exception of the eyebrows because they’re so close to the skin.

How Much Does It Cost?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the typical cost of laser hair removal is $150 to $500 dollars; however, the cost is dependent on the size of the area being treated and how many treatments you will require.

On an annual basis, the cost of laser hair removal can be less expensive than waxing or shaving.