The Benefits of Laser Hair Reduction

Woman receiving laser hair removal treatment on face

Are you tired of frequent shaving, waxing, tweezing, or ineffective and painful at-home treatments to remove unwanted hair? Do you struggle with ingrown hairs, folliculitis, hirsutism, hidradenitis suppurativa, etc.? Laser hair reduction, a popular procedure for anyone who wants a more permanent hair removal treatment, could be the perfect solution. With this method, hair stays gone for months or even years. If any does grow back, it is fine in texture and may not require any treatment to keep it from showing.

What is Laser Hair Reduction?

Laser hair reduction is a method that uses a laser to stop hair growth right at the follicles. The carefully-targeted laser light destroys the treated follicles, making them unable to produce more hair. The effect can be permanent, but more commonly, it lasts for a few years.

Laser hair removal is safe for most skin types, relatively painless, and typically takes less than an hour to perform. Large areas, such as the back and legs, will take longer than smaller areas, but advanced lasers provide faster treatment. The treatment involves little to no downtime. 

Aesthetic Benefits of Laser Hair Reduction

Laser hair reduction typically produces better, longer-lasting results than all other methods. One of the main reasons is that you only have to do it a few times versus daily maintenance. Another significant benefit is that it prevents ingrown hairs and lessens the appearance of hair under the skin. Laser hair reduction is also possible on body parts that you may find too hard to reach with a razor or other hair reduction equipment effectively.

Laser Saves Time

The average woman shaves over 7,700 times throughout her life. The average man shaves 20,000 times in his life! Meanwhile, it only takes an average of 6-10 laser appointments, each lasting just 30-60 minutes, for laser treatments to work. Once your LHR sessions are complete, you won’t have to spend time removing your own hair. Some patients opt for an occasional maintenance treatment, but in general, you will be able to start your day without the hassle of shaving, waxing, or other non-permanent methods.

Cost of Laser Hair Reduction vs. Other Methods

Most other hair reduction methods have a low up-front cost, but end up draining a large amount of money over time. That’s because with non-permanent hair reduction, you have to keep returning and doing the job again, which requires you to buy new equipment or materials. 

  • Shaving – If you choose a popular brand of refillable razor and shave your legs every other day, you’ll spend an estimated $110 per year. This estimate includes shaving cream or gel.
  • Waxing – The effects of waxing last longer – about 3-6 weeks – but the higher cost of at-home waxing kits or professional waxing appointments makes up for that. At-home kits run from $10-$50, while professional waxing ranges from $20-$200 per session, depending on the treatment area. 

On the other hand, laser hair reduction is completed over fewer sessions. Its cost depends on the area being treated and the equipment, averaging around $150-$500 per treatment. Laser hair reduction costs significantly less in the long term.

Laser Hair Reduction is Better for the Environment

Shaving requires the use of new blades every few shaves. This adds up to hundreds or more disposable shavers or blade cartridges in the landfill yearly. Laser hair reduction generates few waste products, making it a wise choice for the environmentally conscious.

Ready to Try Laser Hair Reduction?

If you want to save time, save money, and get better overall aesthetic results, it’s clear that laser hair reduction is the ultimate solution. Winter is the best time to start laser hair reduction to minimize sun exposure and finish your treatments by the summer. To schedule a consultation, contact our office today. 

Laser hair reduction is included in our March Madness promotion. Schedule today before the end of March and be ready by summer. 


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