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Laser Hair Removal Can Save You Money: Here’s How

Updated: May 3, 2023

What Are the Financial Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?The financial benefits of laser hair removal are founded on long-term results. While each treatment costs more than other hair removal methods, they require fewer treatments. The more regularly you receive laser hair removal, the less hair grows and the fewer treatments you'll need.  Laser hair removal utilizes a small beam of light to dissolve hair follicles. This system hurts less than waxing and usually lasts two to six years with regular maintenance. You need to receive maintenance treatments to remove the hair entirely during this time frame. However, these maintenance sessions are quicker, less painful, and more effective than waxing and shaving. Waxing is not permanent, and neither is shaving. Laser hair removal is semi-permanent, which is the most effective way to remove hair. Generally speaking, it is considered permanent but may require small maintenance trips to prevent new follicles from growing. Waxing requires trips for care every few months, and shaving requires you to shave every few days. Laser hair removal requires a few trips over several weeks and virtually no maintenance after this initial period. This makes it a more cost-effective treatment over the long term. Below we will break down the average cost per person between these three treatments and how laser hair removal can save you money.

How Much Does Traditional Shaving Cost Year By Year? Each year's average cost for shaving consists of the expenses for razors, shaving cream, and lotion. American women spend about 1 billion dollars each year collectively on razors alone. American men spend about the same collectively on average but tend to spend a little less than women. The cost of shaving per person is typically close to $50-100 dollars each year for razors. Shaving cream and razors cost about $35.00 per month for men and $42.00 for women. Women's shaving products are typically more costly than men's grooming products. Studies indicate that women's blades and creams are about 50% more than men's shaving products. However, men tend to use these tools more often, meaning they spend about the same each year. Over their lifetime, men and women in the U.S. will spend about $20-$23,000 on shaving products. This equates to about 17% of their income on razors, creams, and other grooming supplies.

How Much Does the Average Person Spend On Waxing Every Year? The average full-body wax costs about $150.00. These treatments must be done every 1-2 months, which adds to about $1,000 -$1,200.00 per year. This is based on people getting treatments 6 months out of the year. Waxing isn't nearly as popular as shaving with razors, so the national average is less. However, for those who receive wax treatments, it's a more expensive form of hair removal than shaving. The costs can vary depending on how much hair needs to be removed. A full body wax costs between $120-$170.00 per treatment. This means people need to get waxed regularly for this method to be effective. Waxing is not permanent, and bi-monthly procedures are necessary to keep hair growth at bay. As a long-term hair removal method, it's by far the most expensive and painful.

How Laser Hair Removal Saves You Money Laser hair removal can save you money in the long term. Razors and shaving cream are much cheaper than other methods individually. But if you add them up over your lifespan, you'll soon realize you're spending tens of thousands of dollars on hair removal devices. Waxing doesn't add up much better. At DermaStar Skin & Laser, laser hair removal costs $1500.00 for a full body treatment consisting of 8 sessions. This is significant;y cheaper than any other hair removal option. After 2-4 treatments, you should experience relief from pesky hair growth for years to come! Contact us today to start your first treatment.

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