Why Laser Hair Removal Is Totally Worth It
Are you still avoiding laser body hair removal?
Stop and think about how much time and money you’ve spent on hair removal products over the years.
A consumer study found that women will spend more than $10,000 on shave products and $23,000 on waxing over the course of their lives. And American Spa Magazine recently noted that in their lifetime, women spend more than 10 minutes on each shave and shave at least three times a week. This means, women will spend nearly 59 full days just shaving alone.
Now, contrast this data with the mere lifetime average of $3,000 spent on laser hair removal and you have yourself the first reason why laser is the only way to go.
But we’re just getting started.
We dug through the latest data to bring you more reasons to make the switch to laser.
Study: Unwanted Body Hair Impacts Social Behavior
One of the most important benefits of laser hair removal is the fact that you don’t have to remove your body hair as often as you would with shaving, plucking, waxing, and hair removal creams.
In fact, you may only need a few touch-up treatments throughout the entire year. Plus, frequently dealing with unwanted body hair growth can put a serious strain on your confidence and social skills.
According to a recent study, 80% of women surveyed feel significantly more confident in their skin when they don’t have unwanted body hair.
The study also concluded the following:
- 60% of participants feel less confident being intimate when unwanted body hair is present.
- 74% don’t feel confident wearing shorts, certain tops, bathing suits, and bikinis because of body hair.
- 50% surveyed don’t feel confident on dates if they’re concerned about their unwanted body hair.
If you shave, you can expect stubble in as little as one day depending on how thick your hair is, but just a handful of laser body hair removal treatments over the course of one year can significantly calm your nerves about missing a shave.
No More Hard-To-Reach Body Hair
There’s nothing worse than shaving your legs for a day at the beach, then realizing you missed a spot—a super embarrassing spot.
Every woman has experienced that nightmare scenario is some form or another, and that’s why so many have turned to laser body hair removal.
The same goes for smaller areas like your upper lip, unwanted stomach hair, chin hair, and neck. All these and more can be taken care of with laser hair removal to spare yourself the grief of forgetting to wax.
Laser Body Hair Removal Is Fast
Do you have set aside an entire day to shave, pluck, and wax?
Consider that one hassle to cross off your list if you choose laser, as treatments are typically completed anywhere from several minutes to an hour, depending on what your needs are.
Laser hair removal treatments are becoming even more effective for tanned and darker complexions as well, as Elos laser treatments are the #1 doctor recommended hair removal treatment for skin tones with more melanin.
Don’t expect uncomfortable razor burn either. Razor burns on your legs can turn into scabs and irritating rashes that last for weeks on end. While you may experience minor to moderate redness, the recovery time for laser treatments should be no longer than a couple days and results start immediately.
Doctors recommend applying ice packs to the treated area and using sunscreen daily post-treatment. However, doctors strongly encourage patients to avoid the sun, exfoliants and grainy face wash, and deodorant for at least 48 hours.
If your hair removal products are sucking away your time, money, and confidence, it’s time to give laser an honest try. Not only will you save more and get more done, but just a few laser sessions can spare you the anxiety of dealing with unwanted body hair nearly every day.