Laser Hair Removal is a swift and non-invasive means of hair removal. Using quick bursts of high-heat lasers on shaved skin, it stunts growth of hair follicles for long periods of time. With hundreds of thousands of these procedures done each year, it has proven to be one of the most effective and popular ways to keep skin clear of hair.
There are a few other ways of reducing hair growth so why might you want to go with Laser? Two common at-home solutions to hair growth are waxing and shaving, but in comparison these are far less efficient and potentially less cost effective. Razors often can’t reach the hair follicles enough to meaningfully fight back hair growth. A survey by American Laser Centers found that on average women shave 12 times a month for a total of $15.95. In their lifetime, they will shave ~7,718.4 times and spend over $10,000 on shaving products. Waxing has similar financial costs. Home waxing kits can cost anywhere between 22 to 100 dollars with a far lower success rate than professional waxing. Getting waxed at a salon can be even more expensive and most clinics report customers returning within 3 to 6 weeks of their last appointment.
There is another common form of hair removal, Electrolysis. While it boasts greater permanence on average than LHR, the procedure can be invasive and have more side effects. While post-procedure scarring is very rare amongst patients who use laser, the contact of hardware with skin in the electrolysis greatly increases the likelihood of lasting damage. After a session of LHR, patients are able to get back to their lives in almost no time at all while the typical recovery period of Electrolysis is about a day. Another difference in the impacts of the two is pain and discomfort. While both can cause some level of pain, LHR is most painful on the legs with some patients reporting moderate discomfort. Electrolysis is similarly painful across all parts of the body.
These problems can be circumnavigated through the process of laser hair removal. Though it does not work on Blonde, Red, Grey, or White hairs, LHR can bring permanent results. Full treatments range from $240-400 for small areas to $2040-3400 on large areas and the best part is you won’t have to worry about it again. Full treatments show 60-70% permanence and hairs that do come back will be severely reduced in their thickness and darkness.