Is Laser Hair Removal Worth It?

IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORTH IT?

Our short answer: YES!

Have you ever considered laser hair removal? Are you curious to how it works? Or more importantly, have you wondered if it was actually worth the money?

I’m here to answer all those questions and more!

It all starts with a consultation. At Healthy Steps, all our aesthetic consultations are FREE. During this time, we review what areas you want treated and evaluate whether you’re a candidate or not. Almost any area on the body can be treated and our lasers are safe for all skin types!

 

How does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal works by destroying the root of the hair follicle. The energy from the laser is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle. Once the hair follicle is destroyed, the hair no longer grows back. Multiple treatments are needed to achieve long-lasting results. This is because of the hair growth cycle. There are 3 stages of the hair growth cycle: anagen, catagen and telogen.

In any given area, hair strands can be found in any of the 3 stages. For example, if we look at the hair strands in the underarm at any given time, we can find 1 strand

in catagen phase, 1 strand in telogen phase and 1 strand in anagen phase. In other words, not all hairs in the same area are in the same phase of the hair growth cycle.

Why does the hair cycle matter?

Laser hair removal treatments only work for hair strands that are in the anagen phase. Therefore, it’s important to know that to get successful results, most patients will require an average of 4 to 6 treatments generally spaced a month apart.

The treatment is fast and easy, with minimal to no discomfort.

How much does it cost?

The cost of the treatment is completely dependent on the area being treated. The larger the area, the higher the cost of treatment. Research found that the cost of shaving over a 20-year period cost on average $3,500. The cost of waxing over a 20-year period was on average $15,600! Both shaving and waxing are temporary solutions to hair removal. With laser hair removal, you are getting permanent hair reduction – never worry about shaving or waxing again!

How do I get started?

It all starts with a consultation! Call Healthy Steps Laser Skincare at 301-346-8868 to schedule your free consultation and get started on our hair removal journey!

Author
Gloria Gooray, BSN, RN Gloria Gooray, BSN, RN Gloria Gooray is the Director of Aesthetics at Healthy Steps Internal Medicine

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