Pros & Cons
Is laser hair removal worth getting? The experts break it down.
Remember those shoes you got that you paid almost nothing for? At the time, they were such a steal. But, surprise! A few months later, they’re falling apart. By investing in a quality pair of shoes that cost more upfront, you won’t have to worry about them falling apart and paying more in the end to replace them.
It’s true: You get what you pay for! Laser hair removal is kind of like that. It’s an investment rather than an expense.
To learn more about this cost-effective way of banishing unwanted hair for good, we spoke to San Antonio's laser hair removal experts at Milan Laser Hair Removal, the nation’s largest laser hair removal provider. Read on to learn if laser hair removal is really worth it.
1. It saves you time
Hate shaving and waxing? We all do. No one enjoys spending that extra time in the shower shaving their legs and planning their shaving routine around wearing a swimsuit or shorts. The average person spends about 39 hours a year shaving. If you choose to wax, you have to make a salon appointment each month and take time out of your day for something that gives you temporary results.
With laser hair removal, you can get those hours back. That’s because laser hair removal produces permanent results when done properly. A laser pulse is delivered directly to the hair follicle, targeting the pigment in the hair. The heat from the laser destroys the follicle, and that hair can never grow again — ever. The average Milan Laser client is 95-plus percent hair-free in their treated areas within seven to 10 treatments. Permanent results mean never wasting time on outdated hair removal methods again.
2. It saves you money
In addition to wasting time on shaving and waxing, you’re also wasting money. Some may not think of laser hair removal as being cost-effective, but it is. About $3,800 is spent over a lifetime on shaving essentials. For waxing appointments at salons, you’re looking at $24,000 over a lifetime. The money spent on waxing appointments, replacing razors, or buying shaving cream becomes cyclical and costs more in the end. Laser hair removal is an investment, rather than an expense.
To get the best value for your money, take advantage of places that offer payment plans. For instance, Milan Laser offers everyone affordable laser hair removal payment plans.
And because our bodies are unpredictable, new follicles can become active, and new hair can grow due to hormone changes, age, and genetics. This is where touch-up fees come into play. To guarantee lifetime results, some places offer unlimited laser hair removal packages, like Milan Laser. If you choose one of these laser hair removal providers, you’ll never have to worry about touch-up fees or other surprise costs.
3. It’s more comfortable than you think
It’s easy to understand why some think a laser coming into contact with your skin is painful. But think about how painful waxing is, and when you accidentally nick yourself shaving? Ouch!
Most people say laser hair removal feels like the sting of a rubber band snapping against the skin, but only for a millisecond — the time it takes for the laser to zap your hair. Many lasers, such as the Candela GentleMax Pro used at Milan Laser, have built-in comfort features. Some less sophisticated, outdated lasers use numbing creams, messy gels, or chilled air that’s blown on the treatment area. On the other hand, the Candela uses a cooling cryogen mist released immediately after each laser pulse to reduce any potential discomfort and provide you with the most comfortable laser hair removal treatments.
4. It’s easy
Because laser hair removal is becoming more mainstream, it’s easier than ever to find laser hair removal providers. For the best results and experience, you’ll want to use a provider with medical oversight that has highly trained medical professionals operating the lasers such as Milan Laser.
If you choose a provider who specializes in laser hair removal, like Milan Laser, you’re likely to enjoy quick, easy treatments. These treatments can usually be done over a lunch break, on weekends, or after work to fit your busy schedule.
Best of all, there’s no downtime with laser hair removal treatments, unlike painful waxing appointments — you’re in and out and can go on with the rest of your day!
5. It’s for everyone
Contrary to popular belief, laser hair removal is not just for a certain age, gender, or skin tone. Men have unwanted hair too, and men’s laser hair removal is becoming more common. The most popular body areas where men get laser hair removal are their backs, face, chest, and shoulders, just to name a few.
Laser hair removal also works for all skin tones when performed correctly. However, not all places that offer laser hair removal services can safely treat every skin tone, so do your research and find a laser hair removal provider with the proper technologies to treat the entire skin tone spectrum.
For instance, Milan Laser’s Candela GentleMax Pro includes two lasers: the Nd: YAG for darker skin and the Alexandrite for lighter skin tones. Because of this, places like Milan Laser can create a customized treatment plan for each client’s exact hair color and skin tone.
Ready to never shave again and make more time to do what you want to do? Give Milan Laser a call at 833-NO-RAZOR or go in for a free consultation. Visit a local laser hair removal expert at any of Milan Laser’s San Antonio locations conveniently located in San Antonio, San Antonio West, and Selma.
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