Temporary Hair Removal: A Fool’s Errand?

Many consumers are dissuaded from choosing laser hair removal because of “steep” up-front costs. Although at-home and salon hair removal treatments may be comparatively cheaper, you’ll end up paying hundreds, if not thousands of dollars more for it over time. Even if you think you’re saving by buying cheap disposable razors, the costs still add up in the long term. Numerous studies have shown that U.S. consumers keep spending more on various hair removal methods. Here’s a breakdown of the results:

It’s common across the board

  • More than 85% of American women voluntarily remove hair regularly
  • The most common treatment areas for women are the upper lip, chin, arms, underarms, bikini area, and legs; for men, it’s the sideburns, chest, face, abdomen, back, and arms.
  • From 2013 to 2014, the sales of women’s electric shavers have increased 22%
  • Almost 10% of U.S. households reported using depilatory creams, waxing kits, or bleaching in 2015

It’s expensive and time-consuming

  • Women who shave will spend about $16 per month on shaving products and 130 minutes of shaving per month …that’s an average of $10,000 and about 2 whole months managing unwanted hair over the course of a lifetime.
  • Women who wax once or twice per month will spend an average of $23,000 over the course of a lifetime.

A cost-effective solution

Once you really examine the total costs of temporary hair removal, laser hair removal really does become the obvious choice. The average cost of laser hair removal is $3,000— that’s total, including all sessions, over a lifetime. Depending on the area and amount of hair being removed, that number could be even lower. Upper lip or chin areas, for example, only cost an average of $900 to $1,200 for a total of 8 sessions.

In almost every situation, long-term methods like laser hair removal end up being much easier on your wallet than shaving, waxing, and other short-term solutions. Not only does that mean saving countless hours of your time, it also completely removes the actual physical pain of hot wax removal, razor burn, irritation, and swelling.

Just imagine never having to shave again—or at least far less frequently. ZendyHealth works with board certified providers who offer laser hair removal in reputable clinics. You could save 20-80% on a session, regardless of the size or area you need treated.

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