Laser hair removal is a popular beauty treatment. However, with a not insignificant price tag attached to the treatment, some people are put off from having this done. The alternative to laser hair removal is to continue to use hair removal creams, shaving, or other alternatives for the rest of your life, which can be time-consuming and costly in the long term.
With this in mind, we have looked at laser hair removal treatments as we asked if the treatments are worth having for the amount they will cost. Below we explore some of the information we have found.
Those from the generation of hair removal will be aware of several different methods, some are time-consuming, and others are expensive. Removal techniques such as plucking will take time and repetition to keep those areas as you want them to be. Whereas techniques such as threading are much quicker, you will have to pay for each treatment, calculating based on one treatment every 4-5 weeks; this can be quite the annual bill.
This is the same for larger hair removal using creams, razors, or epilators. All three of these techniques will cost a significant amount of money across your lifetime, but with the cost of creams and razors being spread out instead of the one-off cost of the epilator.
So, when looking at laser hair removal and the cost of the treatments, our first question was; what is the comparative cost of this treatment instead of the techniques already being used? With companies boasting that they can remove pigmented hair in 6 to 8 sessions, you can find out the approximate cost for any area of your body before beginning treatment.
We calculated that depending on the treatment you are already having, all laser hair removal options will be cheaper long-term than continued hair removal at home.
Laser hair removal is getting easier as time passes. With technology improving and lasers becoming more accurate and kinder to your skin, it is easier than ever to have this treatment completed. As the lasers become stronger without damaging your skin, the treatment length becomes shorter per session with the same, or better, results.
Shorter appointment times that can be fitted into your lunch break or a quick detour after work will save you a considerable amount of time instead of removing hair at home. The longer-lasting effects of laser hair removal are also much easier than repeated at-home treatments.
With the risk of skin reactions to hair removal treatments, the fewer treatments you expose your skin to, the better. All hair removal treatments have risks of side effects, but the possible side effects of laser hair removal are significantly smaller than at-home treatments.
We have also found the ingredients in hair removal creams can be changed without warning causing side effects for people who have not previously experienced any without changing the product they buy.
Taking all of this into consideration, our opinion is that laser hair removal is definitely worth the cost, and as treatments improve and the time needed decreases, they will only become more worth it.