Laser hair removal is becoming increasingly popular among both men and women, and for good reason. This procedure uses a laser to heat the hair follicles to the point where they no longer able to produce hair. In many cases, this treatment can help patients with ingrown hairs and pseudofolliculitis barbae. However, some patients who would benefit greatly from laser hair removal hesitate to move forward with treatment due to misinformation.
Allow Us to Debunk Some of the Most Popular Laser Hair Removal Myths:
Laser Treatments Are More Expensive Than Shaving
When you add up all the money and time spent shaving over the years, it’s easy to see why this is not true. While complete treatment packages may seem expensive at first (from $456 to $1,680 depending on the treatment area chosen), shaving is more expensive when you consider the money spent on razors and shaving cream over approximately 40 years. Some do not turn off the water while they shave, which also adds to their utility bills and wastes one of our most valuable resources. Of course, there are variables depending on what type of razors and cream you buy and how often you shave, but for the majority of regular shavers, laser treatments are a sound investment in the long run.
Laser Hair Removal Treatments Waste More Time Than Shaving
As they say, time is money, and along with the cost of materials, shaving also costs us time. A study reported on by The Huffington Post revealed that, on average, a woman will spend about 1,728 hours (this varies depending on a variety of factors) shaving just her legs throughout her lifetime. Although each laser treatment may take longer than it would to shave, laser hair removal only requires an average of just six to eight treatments to achieve 90 percent permanent hair removal compared to the innumerable times you would shave.
Laser Hair Removal Only Works for People With Light Skin and Dark Hair
At our practice, we have a variety of lasers to provide hair removal for people of nearly all skin and hair pigments. Each state-of-the-art laser is designed to target a specific hair color and skin tone to provide a safe and effective custom treatment. However, it is important to note that finer or lighter hair and darker skin tones may require more treatments compared to other hair and skin pigments.
If you are interested in laser hair removal, please call (303) 683-3235 or fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Verebelyi is a nationally recognized authority on laser hair removal and is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine. He has written courses on laser hair removal and provides safe and effective treatments for his patients.