In 2014, over a million people sought laser hair removal, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, of which Dr. Wooten is a member.
Here are six reasons why they did it.
1. Shaving is an inconvenient money pit.
Have you ever heard of the “razor and blades” business model? It can be applied to a variety of different products, but the popular example is shaving. Your razor company sells you a razor at a low price, or even gives it to you for free – great! But then they gouge the price of blades, banking on the hope that you’ll buy them since you already have the razor.
In this business model, the shaving companies win out, but you lose. Over your lifetime, you’ll spend a ton of money buying blades, razors, shaving cream and other accessories. Factor in the time you spend shaving just to keep up with the growth of your hair and you’ll come up with a whole lot of wasted time, energy and money.
2. Waxing isn’t much better.
The supposed benefit of waxing is how much more effective it is than shaving. You’ll spend less time waxing than shaving and you’ll get more out of it than if you were just using a razor. It’s still expensive (some estimates say that the average woman spends over $3,000 on waxing over a ten year period) and it’s not especially convenient. Plus, no matter if you wax at home or go to a professional, it still hurts, and who wants to pay thousands of dollars just to go through all that pain?
3. Hair removal creams are smelly (at best) and damaging.
Depilatory creams can be effective tools in your hair removal arsenal, but they come with their fair share of problems. Don’t believe the hype when someone tries to sell you a cream that doesn’t stink: the chemicals in hair removal creams are just too strong to mask. On top of that, their function is basically to burn the hair off of your body, so they can be painful and damaging even when used correctly.
4. Lasers eliminate the unwanted consequences of hair removal.
No matter how careful you are when you shave your legs, everyone has cut themselves at one point or another. Even worse, you might accidentally encourage the growth of an ingrown hair, which can be painful and inconvenient.
Laser hair removal is a completely different beast than shaving. Basically, the laser will cut off the blood flow to your follicles so that the hair falls out on its own from the root. That means no more cuts and no more ingrown hairs.
5. Laser hair removal is quick and convenient.
Your laser hair removal appointment will likely last less than an hour – that’s why it’s commonly referred to as a lunch break procedure. Our laser is one of the most advanced machines in Pittsburgh, which enables us to get more out of each session more quickly than other clinics and spas in the area. The best part: while you’ll probably undergo a series of sessions over time, once it’s over, the hair is gone.
Bonus! Unlike waxing, you can maintain your shaving regimen to keep your skin smooth in between treatments.
6. It doesn’t hurt.
It seems counter-intuitive: you’d think that using a laser to remove your hair would hurt. But compared to waxing, electrolysis, and other types of treatments, laser hair removal is nearly painless. Our advanced LightSheer Duet laser eliminates most of the discomfort traditionally associated with laser hair removal as well. There might be some slight irritation, but it’s nothing you can’t handle.
So, if you’re still wasting time and money with your shaving and waxing routine, now might be the time to invest in laser hair removal. It’s easier, more effective and less costly in the long term.
Call Beleza Plastic Surgery today at (724) 759-7777 to schedule your personal consultation!