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Laser hair removal vs. Shaving and Waxing

An important question for many patients regarding laser hair removal is pricing. At SkinLaze Laser Skin Spa, located in Central New York, laser hair removal pricing depends on the size and how much hair is in the area. In comparison to other hair removal methods, like shaving, waxing, depilatories, electrolysis, bleaching, and tweezing, laser hair removal is clearly the more cost effective option, without the time or the hassle.

Let’s compare some common hair removal methods:
laser hair removal vs shaving and waxing syracuse ny

Waxing treatments are typically done every 2-6 weeks, depending upon how fast the hair in the treatment area grows back. If you decide to go to a salon or spa to get waxed, prices can range from $10 to $65 per treatment. While at-home waxing seems cheaper, it can be messy, time consuming, and can be hard to perform on yourself (depending on the area). Waxing can also be painful, cause painful in-grown hairs, and results may not last very long, causing more frequent treatments. It can also lead to scarring and infection, in some cases. In a lifetime, men and women can spend up to $23,000 on waxing alone.

Shaving is one of the most common ways women and men remove hair – it can be done on almost any area and can be done at home. Though it may seem more convenient and inexpensive, shaving results are not long lasting and can cause irritation, like razor burn, very easily. If the hair is dark and coarse, especially, shaving can still leave residual stubble and cause in-grown hairs.

On average, men and women can spend over 65 hours during the lifetime on just shaving, with each shaving time lasting an average of 10.9 minutes. In a lifetime, between razors and shaving cream, shaving can cost $10,000 or more.

Laser hair removal is known to be the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the US. At SkinLaze, laser hair removal treatments are performed by licensed laser specialists, using high quality, FDA approved lasers. The ExpressLaze laser hair removal system (created by SkinLaze’s medical director, Dr. Douglas Halliday), calls for 6-8 treatments, backed by our 3-Year Guarantee and lifetime membership. Each treatment system is customized to each patient’s skin type, hair color, and desired treatment area to ensure optimal laser hair removal results.

Laser hair removal treatment times can range from five minutes to an hour, depending upon the size of the treatment area. Patients can expect at least a 10-15% hair growth reduction with every treatment.


Call SkinLaze, Syracuse and Central New York’s trusted leader in laser hair removal and skincare, today for a free consultation – 315.632.4359 – or Click Here. You can also visit us in the Fayetteville Town Centre, in between Kohl’s and YMCA.

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