When it comes to removing unwanted body hair, there are a lot of temporary options available. Shaving is a common at-home option, while waxing, sugaring, plucking and threading are all popular options offered at many salons and spas around the country. All of these choices carry a long list of potential drawbacks. Moreover, all of these options are temporary measures. If you’re ready to think about a permanent solution, laser hair removal offers a host of benefits you may not have previously considered.
Lower Cost Over Your Lifetime
The cost of temporary hair removal really mounts up over the years, especially if you are seeking hair removal at a salon. Even if you choose to shave at home, the cost of razors, cartridges, shaving creams and gels, soothing lotions and other supplies really put a dent in your wallet. When you compare the cost of temporary solutions against the fixed cost of laser hair removal, the savings are clear. This is especially true if you are relatively young and can expect to live several more decades. If you want to have a larger retirement nest egg or simply more spending cash in your pocket, laser hair removal is the superior option.
More Free Time in Your Day
Temporarily removing body hair is not only an exercise in futility, it’s also a large waste of your time. Women may waste up to an hour or more a week removing hair from their armpits, legs and pubic regions, while also needing to pluck stray facial hairs and shape their eyebrows. Think of what you could accomplish with all of those hours available to you! You could devote more time to your continuing education, hobbies or charity work. If you’re an extremely busy person, you may decide to earmark a block of time for a relaxing Sunday afternoon nap. Laser hair removal can give you back a small but not insignificant portion of your day, every day.
Better Skin Quality and Integrity
All hair removal methods come with risks. Shaving can leave you with cuts, which leave your skin open to infection. Any method that involves yanking the hair out can cause ingrown hair, scars and infection. These risks become larger as we grow older or become immunocompromised. With laser hair removal, you are only taking these risks during the sessions it takes to permanently remove the hair. After your treatments are complete, your skin will always be intact unless you suffer an unrelated injury.
Less Environmental Impact on the Planet
With the possible exception of threading, all temporary hair removal methods trash the planet. Razors and their cartridges are usually sold in huge, hard plastic packaging to deter theft at the store. Shaving creams and soothing lotions come in pressurized metal cans. Depilatory creams are toxic and come packaged in thick plastic bottles. If recycling facilities don’t exist near you, this can become a real burden on the planet over the course of your lifetime. With laser hair removal, disposable gloves are often the only garbage produced. If you care about your environmental impact, laser hair removal is an obvious choice.
If you’re tired of temporary hair removal methods and are ready to consider a more permanent solution, the benefits of laser hair removal are undeniable. Schedule a consultation with us at Lasting Skin Solutions in Fitchburg to get started. Contact our office today to book your appointment!