Did you know that 99% of American women choose to get rid of their body hair? That’s nearly everyone, and they’re doing it in a variety of ways. Shaving remains a popular option, along with waxing, and the newest option on the market—laser hair removal. During a removal session, doctors use pulsing light to permanently destroy hair follicles.
If you’ve considered laser hair removal but haven’t been sure it’s the right choice for you, here are a few things you should keep in mind.
Not Just One and Done
Most people end up signing for four to six laser hair removal sessions, each spaced several weeks apart. Although you will see reduced hair growth after each treatment, it takes a month or two of sessions in order to see a dramatic decrease (typically 90% or so) in hair growth.
How Much Does a High-Quality Laser Hair Removal Cost?
Costs can vary widely depending on who you’re treated by, what section of the body you’re treating (the upper lip is a much quicker process than the lower leg!), and the number of treatments your doctor recommends opting for (girls with darker, thicker body hair usually need more sessions). On average, you can expect this procedure to cost about $225 per session. While a high-quality session may cost more, it’s worth it—results do vary and you’ll want to get the most out of your money (and not get stuck going back for 8 sessions instead of 4!).
Is Laser Hair Removal Worth It?
Only you can truly answer that, but you should look at laser hair removal as an investment in your future routine. Most women pay about $40, and sometimes more, for a full leg wax. Not only is this a painful routine—it’s a constant one. Even if you only opt for this once a month, that ends up being nearly $500 every single year. Shaving is the traditional option—while cheaper, it adds a time-consuming component to your shower routine, and for many people it is uncomfortably irritating on the skin, causing unsightly bumps.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
You should expect to feel discomfort, but it’s unusual to experience any sort of extreme pain—the doctor is targeting the hair, not your skin. This is also why you should leave this procedure in the hands of a trusted professional. When it comes to receiving a successful session and keeping discomfort at a minimum, using the high-quality equipment under the guidance of an experienced professional makes a difference.
Would you opt for laser hair removal sessions? For more information, contact our experts at Laser Aesthetic Spa. We can help you set up your first session and tell you more about what to expect.