5 Life Changing Reasons to Consider Laser Hair Removal

Our relationship with hair is complicated. It's one of the few things on our bodies we can easily segment into two categories: wanted and not-wanted. How many other things on your body do you continually have to get rid of? There aren't many.

And oh man, do we want to get rid of it. The global demand for razor blades is expected to hit $33.3 BILLION by 2015. That's $33,300,000,000.00 and more than a TRILLION razor blades and products.

But there's a better way. Laser Hair Removal is life changing. Here are five of the top ways laser hair removal will change your life.

Get Smoother Skin

Laser hair removal removes hair at the root. The result is there is no more stubble, just amazingly smooth skin. Ladies, if you have a five o'clock shadow on your underarms by lunch time, you know just how annoying and unsexy that dark stubble can be. With laser hair removal, that problem is gone forever.

Eliminate Ingrown Hairs

In-grown hairs are the worst! They're painful, they irritate the skin, and in worst case scenarios they can actually require surgery to remove. Eliminate the problem and take away the worry with laser hair removal. Because the laser removes hair at the root, there's no chance of ever seeing an ingrown hair. It's all gain, no pain.

Gain Self-Confidence

As we get older, we all get hair in unwanted places. Men get it on their neck, and back. Women frequently like to address the underarms, legs, and bikini areas. Even if nobody else sees it, you know it's there and you know that it's keeping you from looking your best. With laser hair removal, you can remove unwanted hair permanently. You'll wake up looking clean, smooth, and beautiful. You'll never worry about those problem areas again!

Save You Time

Let's get real for a minute. Have you ever had more than one person needing to take a shower in the morning around the same time? Enough so that you routinely run out of hot water? Especially if you have kids, it happens all the time. If you've been there, you know that rushing through your morning shave is a recipe for cuts, missed spots, and the last person showering still ends up with cold water!

Eliminate all of that pain and hassle while leaving enough hot water for the last morning shower with laser hair removal.

That 5-10 minutes you save the 15-20 times you shave each month really ads up. Over 30 years, you can easily save more than 1200 hours. That's 50 DAYS of non-stop continuous shaving. Compare that with laser hair removal treatments, which total just a handful of hours and that unwanted hair is gone. Permanently.

Save You Money

When you stop to think about what you're going to spend on shaving in the next year in time and money, it's a little absurd.

First, the time. Let's take the example above of shaving for 10 minutes, 20 times a month. In a year, that adds up to 40 hours of shaving a year. That's an entire extra paycheck's worth of time that you're spending in the shower dragging a razor across your body. If you make minimum wage, that amounts to $290 in labor alone.

Now, think of what else you have to spend in order to shave. You have three major costs: razors, shaving cream, and water.

1. The Razor - According to Good Housekeeping, you're going to spend between $46 - $75 this year on razors. This assumes eight shaves per razor, when shaving every other day.

2. The shaving cream - If you buy 4 cans of Skintimate per year, it'll set you back about $10.

3. Water costs .005 cents a gallon. The average shower head releases 7-8 gallons in 5 minutes. If we stick with the same number of shaves we used to count razor blades, and use a shave time of 10 minutes, this ends up using/wasting 2,738 gallons of water per year and costs you $13.69.

The total cost to shave your legs in a year: $69.69 - $100.69 in materials and another $290 (minimum) in labor. Over 30 years, and presuming none of the costs ever rise, you're looking at spending $10,791 - $11,720 just on shaving!

Or you could have a few laser hair treatments and be done with it forever.

The choice is easy. If you live in the Wilmington, NC area, call me at (910) 791-7500 or contact us using the Contact Form. I'd love to talk with you about your needs and to see if laser hair removal is right for you.

About the Author


Hi, I'm Liz, owner of the Wilmington Laser Hair Removal and Skin Clinic. My team and I would love to help you achieve your beauty, skin care, and hair removal goals. Schedule your free consultation today!