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Is Laser Hair Removal Worth the Money Spent?

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Unwanted body hair isn’t something that plagues everyone, but for those who have an excess, it is annoying and sometimes time consuming to be rid of it.

Ask any woman what part of her beauty regimen she hates the most, and many times the answer will be shaving or waxing.  Of course there are a variety of ways to get rid of unwanted hair besides just shaving and waxing, like using hair removal products and creams, threading, and laser hair removal. But if you decide to “go under the laser” to remove your unwanted hair for good, is it worth the money spent? Here are some things to consider before you decide to try laser hair removal.

Are You a Good Candidate?

According to a variety of internet sources, fair skinned people with darker hair are the best candidates for laser hair removal treatments. It helps if they also have a high pain tolerance because it takes several treatments in the same area to effectively get rid of or reduce the unwanted hair in your chosen region.


The price of ridding yourself of unwanted hair can vary greatly depending on your choice of hair removal centers. Of course, the cost also changes depending on how large an area you want to have treated. It can run around $100.00 or more per session for removal of facial hair, and significantly more for legs, arms, or other areas. Because it takes approximately 6 to 8 sessions to achieve the desired results, it can get quite costly.


As you would expect, there are risks involved. Hypopigmentation is one possible side effect which causes loss of skin color in the affected area.

Of course there is also a possibility of regrowth, resulting in a return to one of the other more time consuming and less permanent methods of hair removal.

Some people experience infection and even scarring after undergoing laser removal treatments, so think it over carefully and take caution when deciding which treatment center to choose.

Another consideration for females is whether or not you have had or plan to have children. If you have treatments prior to getting pregnant, you run the risk of hormonal changes causing hair to grow back in the area you previously had treated.

If you run into any of these complications, you may feel that your money spent on laser hair removal was wasted.


Some believe the cost and risks of laser hair removal are outweighed by the benefits. Other hair removal methods can be messy and require a significant amount of time each week to keep up with hair regrowth.

Permanent hair removal can save you time and effort. It also eliminates the hassles of frequent shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. If shaving has been your choice for hair removal in the past, you have no doubt experienced a few accidental but painful nicks and cuts.

Did you use a hair removal cream instead?  That method can cause skin rashes and even skin burns in people with sensitive skin.

If laser hair removal is worth the money spent depends on several factors. You have to consider things like how much money you are willing to spend and how much risk you are willing to take. Only you can decide if it’s right for you.

Have you ever considered laser hair removal?

About Kayla Sloan

Kayla is a mid-20s single girl living in the Midwest, USA. She is focused on paying off her consumer and student loans, while simplifying her life and closet. You can join her on her journey at ShoeaholicNoMore or follow her on Twitter.

One comment

  1. It is worth it especially when there’s a set of health benefits. If it’s not and you feel that it’s just a want, then I don’t think that it’s worth it. There are alternative ways to get a similar result in a cheaper way.

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