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Laser Hair Removal vs. Shaving / Waxing / Tweezing

Why go for laser hair removal when your usual routine of either shaving, plucking, or waxing works just fine? Well, truth is, you are fooling yourself. Maybe it’s because you don’t want to spend the money upfront, or because you’re afraid of the supposed “pain,” but the truth is laser hair removal is better than whatever hair removal method you are using right now, because it will save you time and money–plus it’s much more environmentally friendly. Here’s how:

Money: it is estimated that the average cost of shaving for a woman over a lifetime is $10,207, which is insane. Think of all the things you could do with that money: pay off some debt. Go on a European vacation (or two!). That may seem like a lot of money for a razor and shaving cream,  but over the years it adds up. Think about it: you’ve been shaving probably since adolescence, and the average lifespan of an American woman is 73 years–that’s a lot of shaving cream!

And it gets worse: waxing puts a $23,000 dent into your earnings over time. That’s a semester of college at a private university. Even if you only get waxed once every few months, you are still spending a serious amount of money as the decade’s progress. Do you really want all of that money to go towards waxing when it could buy you a new car or go towards a down payment on a house? I don’t think so.

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Time: The average time spent shaving is about 11 minutes, and the average woman shaves twelve times a month. That’s 132 minutes a month spent shaving, which adds up to about 26.4 hours a year. So if you started shaving at 13 and stopped at 73, you would have spent 1,584 hours of your life shaving your legs. Time well spent? Not really. Think of all the things you could achieve in that time: write the great American novel, learn a new language, climb Mt. Kilimanjaro–the possibilities are really endless. So why on earth would you want to waste your time shaving when there are better alternatives?

Environment: Perhaps the most important aspect of all of this in the grander scheme of things is to consider the toll shaving and waxing takes on the environment. More than half of women keep the water running in the shower as they shave for eleven minutes twelve times a month; the water wasted during your shaving session over a lifetime is almost enough to fill up an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Plus add on top of that cans of shaving cream, hundreds of razors bought and thrown away, disposed of wax strips, etc. that just add to the insane amounts of waste we produce every day.

You’re probably wondering what you can do to change your wasteful ways. The answer’s pretty obvious: laser hair removal. On average, you will shave 12 times a month, wax 1-2 a month, but get 8 treatments of laser hair removal over the course of a year–and then you’re done. Finished. Your hair will be permanently reduced if not completely eradicated. You can kiss goodbye to your tweezers, your razors, your wax–and enjoy a lifetime of smooth skin, saved time and money, and a reduced environmental impact. Laser hair removal creates no waste and is incredibly quick; depending on the area, sessions can take between 5-15 minutes.

The best part? Your total investment will equal $3,000. That’s it. That’s a whole lot less than the alternatives. While it may seem like a high-cost upfront, now that you know how much waxing and shave will cost you over time, it’s really not that much money. Plus, at Satori Laser, our prices are lower than average yet the results are superior to any other laser spa in the NYC area. If you choose us for laser hair removal, you will probably spend a lot less than $3,000 to get rid of all that unwanted hair.

So throw away that razor and cancel your next waxing appointment. The facts have been laid out, and such dated hair removal techniques are no longer necessary. Laser hair removal is cheaper, faster, and more environmentally friendly–, especially at Satori Laser Center. Free yourself of the shackles of shaving and waxing and upgrade to laser hair removal.


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