Laser Hair Removal vs Shaving and Waxing–and the Winner is…

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons--Americans do not like body hair!

Over one million laser hair treatments are performed each year on women and men, making laser hair removal one of the most popular, noninvasive cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. Although laser hair removal patients thoroughly enjoy the advantages of having unwanted hair removed permanently, many others hesitate committing themselves to laser hair removal because of the cost and time obligations.

An Eternity of Shaving and Waxing

Although shaving and waxing seem like the cheapest methods for eliminating unwanted hair--they are really a drain on your finances. Examining these techniques from a qualitative point of view finds that:

  • Using a new disposable razor every week for 30 years means you are spending nearly $1600 dollars on razors (at $1 per razor). Also, this does not include the price of shaving cream and other shaving products.
  • Full-leg waxing sessions typically cost anywhere from $60 to $100, depending on where you live, the density of your hair and type of wax used by the aesthetician. However, waxing will only keep you hairless for about six weeks. So, if you continue paying for waxing sessions over a 30-year period, you will have spent $16,200! (Calculation: 52 weeks/9 = 8.6 (rounded to 9); then 9 * 30 =270. Finally, multiply 270 * $60 and you get a grand total of $16,200).

Now Let's Look at the Benefits of Permanent Laser Hair Removal

Once you've had several laser hair removal treatments, your hair is permanently removed. (Touch-ups may be needed periodically with the frequency depending on the individual).

That means you no longer have to pay for repeated waxing procedures, shaving cream, razors or endure the pain of razor burns, ingrown hairs, irritated skin (you know, those red, itchy bumps) and nicking your skin because you are in a hurry.

Plus, the cost of laser hair removal is about one-fifth of what you would spend on alternative hair removal methods over time.

Imagine the things you could buy with all the money you save from having laser hair removal--maybe even enough to purchase a brand new car?

And the Winner is--Laser Hair Removal!

Don't waste another dime of your hard-earned money on waxing and shaving. Call us today at the Wilmington Laser Hair Removal and Skin Clinic to schedule your free consultation and start enjoying the affordable benefits of laser hair removal.

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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!