How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Really Cost?



It’s no secret that shaving and waxing takes a lot of time, money, and effort. You can be left with some serious irritation if it’s done the wrong way. These two options may seem like the easier route to take… but what if I told you that laser hair removal will save you so much more money in the long run?


In this post, you’ll learn why laser hair removal is a more cost-effective method and why (we think) it’s the better option.


What Is Laser Hair Removal Cost & Why Is It Better?


Dealing with hair removal is a part of everyone’s normal routine. We’ve all had those long-lasting, extremely annoying, painful, (even dumb!) razor burns and dark spots that just won’t seem to ever go away. Laser hair removal would never…

If you’re sick of that, listen up! The process of laser hair removal is relatively painless, saves you hours of shaving, and is considered one of the best beauty investments. Why? Just calculate the average time a person spends on shaving or waxing, and your answer is right there.


If that’s not enough, it helps you avoid ingrown hairs, your skin gets silkier, and it gives you lasting results. If all of these reasons weren’t enticing enough, let’s compare the cost of shaving and waxing vs. laser hair removal.


Shaving Vs. Laser Hair Removal


Shaving is the quickest and easiest way of removing hair, but it’s so costly. At the time, the cost seems small. But think about it, do you know that an average person shaves more than a hundred times a year? This means the total time spent on shaving is approximately 67 hours in 365 days. That’s a lot of time you could be putting elsewhere—traveling, doing something you love, you could even watch a few seasons of your favorite show on Netflix. Your time is valuable. Don’t waste it!


The real kicker is the estimated cost of shaving in a lifetime is tens of thousands more than the total cost of laser hair removal and your maintenance appointments. In 50 years, you’ll spend on average $15,000 on razors. Wild, I know. Here’s a chart that breaks it down:



Waxing Vs. Laser Hair Removal


When we think about waxing, the first thing that comes to mind is its painful process. And boy is it painful! Waxing no doubt works on all skin tones and takes much less time if compared to the average duration of shaving per year. But, its total lifetime cost is ten times more than that of shaving and laser hair removal. If you refer back to the chart above, in 50 years, you’ll spend on average over $33,000.


Waxing has the potential to leave you with painful, ingrown hairs and an empty wallet.


And the Final Verdict is...


Laser hair removal is worth the investment. Because it’s way better than seeing your precious time and money going down the drain. At first, it might feel a little heavy on the budget, but when you see its long-term benefits, it’s totally worth it. Even if hair does grow back, it’ll be way sparser than before and barely noticeable. Still not convinced? Check out our list of 10 reasons why you should choose laser hair removal.


Laser hair removal treatment depends on various factors like thickness of the hair, skin tone, area to be treated, and especially, the type of laser. Schedule a free consultation at Austin Laser Solutions today. We’ll talk you through the laser hair removal process and what you can expect.


Proudly providing clients with elite laser hair removal and skin renewal experiences throughout the Austin area in cities like Bee Cake, Westlake, and more!


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