Is Laser Hair Removal Worth the Cost?

Laser hair removal is a semi-permanent hair removal option available from your Tucson dermatologist. This technique uses laser light to target and disrupt hair follicles, resulting in a marked reduction in hair growth over time. Although not completely permanent, the results of your laser hair removal treatment will last six to twelve months; any hair regrowth can be touched up during a single visit to your dermatologist. Costs Associated with Shaving and Waxing Shaving and waxing are two of the most common alternatives to laser hair removal. Both of these treatment options are less effective than laser hair removal and must be repeated on the order of days or weeks, rather than months or years. To achieve results similar to those of laser hair removal, most individuals must shave every other day, while waxing is often repeated every four weeks. Thus, it’s important to consider the ongoing cost of razors, shaving cream, and waxing materials or appointments, as well as how often these costs are incurred, when comparing these hair removal techniques to the cost of laser hair removal. Costs Associated with Laser Hair Removal Although laser hair removal treatments can represent a larger initial cost than other hair removal techniques, the results of these treatments are much longer-lasting. Laser hair removal requires an initial series of six to eight treatments spaced several weeks apart; after these initial treatments, touchup treatments are typically only needed once or twice a year. Thus, over the long term, the limited cost of laser hair removal is less than the ongoing costs of other hair removal options. Furthermore, laser hair removal costs less in terms of time—rather than spending time every few days or weeks, you’ll only spend a few hours total each year addressing unwanted hair. Specialists in Dermatology offer comprehensive skin care in Tucson, including cosmetic, surgical, and general dermatology. You can learn more about laser hair removal and other popular cosmetic dermatology treatments when you visit us on the web or call our office at (520) 382-3330.