The average American man spends around 60 hours total shaving each year. On average, an American man spends around 4-5 months of their entire life shaving. Women on average shave at least 10 times for an average of 10 minutes. Given our growing busy schedules and our increased responsibilities, the time we spend grooming could be better spent.
Laser hair removal has become mainstream during the last decade or so. This procedure is the most popular cosmetic procedure, next to botox, because it is safe and non-invasive. It is a procedure where highly-concentrated beams of light are used to penetrate individual hair follicles. Hair follicles are damaged when the light is absorbed by the skin pigment of the hairs.
3 Advantages of Laser Hair Removal
State-of-the-art lasers are great for getting rid of unwanted hair permanently. It’s great for areas such as legs, underarm, face, bikini area, back, and other areas.
Time for Procedure
In most cases, the process of laser hair removal is the most effective when broken up into 6 different sessions. Though that may seem like a long time, each individual session lasts on average around 30 minutes, no more than an hour. Smaller areas such as parts of the face can be treated within a few minutes.
Permanent Hair Removal
By definition, laser hair removal is not “permanent”. Don’t let this alarm you. For women and men who get laser hair removal, over 90% have witnessed permanent hair removal with just 5 sessions. The reason why laser hair removal is not permanent by definition is that a few hairs may be missed by the laser, which is why it is important to get at least 5 sessions in for the best results.
Low Risk and Fast Recovery
For most individuals, after each session of laser hair removal, the most common side effect is that the skin will feel slightly sunburned for a couple of days. Very few patients experience blistering. Besides slightly irritated skin for a couple of days, there are no serious side effects and you can get back to your regular routine the next day. Sunscreen and the prevention of sun exposure are recommended. Cooling moisturizers are also very helpful to ease the feeling of irritation and sunburned skin.
To get more information on the benefits of laser hair removal for men and women, it is best to consult a health, beauty, and laser hair clinic near you. On average, the cost of a series of laser hair removal treatments average is around $400.00. The cost of each treatment depends on where you get the treatment done, the size of the area to be treated, the type of laser used, and the expertise of the clinic.