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BY: LBL Team

Is Laser Hair Removal Really Worth It?

Why laser hair removal is worth the time and money

When it comes to removing body hair, you have options. There’s shaving, electrolysis, waxing, depilatory creams, threading, and sugaring. And then there’s laser hair removal. Of all these options, only laser hair removal results in permanent hair reduction after a series of treatments. That means, after a few sessions, you can throw away your razor and cancel your waxing sessions.

But the question remains  is laser hair removal really worth all the time and money?

The Pros…

Laser hair removal is becoming an increasingly popular hair removal option for good reasons. Let’s take a look at the benefits:

  • Laser hair removal drastically reduces hair growth to the point that you can stop shaving altogether. Some people experience a hair reduction of up to 80%.
  • You can get it done anywhere on the body, like legs, back, underarms, bikini line, stomach, and face there is really no limit.
  • When it comes to pain, laser hair removal is somewhere in between shaving and waxing. The treated area is usually numbed before and after the laser treatment using ice. It also gets progressively less painful with each successive session.
  • It’s safe. Laser hair removal causes no damage to the dermis, so even the most sensitive skin can be treated.

…And the cons

While laser hair removal does offer amazing results, there are some things to consider:

  • It takes several months. While the session itself doesn’t last that long, you’ll need multiple sessions to achieve noticeable results. On average, most people need anywhere between four and eight sessions, depending on the area. You also have to wait six weeks between treatments.
  • It’s costly. Laser hair removal costs around $200 to $400 per session, depending on the area. But, you can think of it as an investment.
  • Laser hair removal works on all skin types but it doesn’t work on all hair colors. Light blonde hair, red hair and grey or white hair are a challenge because laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin in hair follicles, so without melanin, there is no target. Patients with high-color contrasts tend to respond best to treatment.

The answer is YES

Taking into consideration both the pros and cons of laser hair removal, it’s still the most effective and cost-effective hair removal treatment around. This is especially true if you consider how much it is possible to spend over a lifetime on shaving, waxing and electrolysis.

To get started with laser hair removal, contact LaserAway for a free, no-obligation consultation. As the nation’s leader in aesthetic dermatology, LaserAway has committed over a decade to helping people of all skin types go fuzz-free for life and performed over 1.5 million treatments.

  1. “Laser Hair Removal: Is It Really Worth It?,” Vogue, May 2, 2018.
  2. “The Pros and Cons of Laser Hair Removal,” Self, June 1, 2017.
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