Why shaving costs more than laser hair removal treatments
11 July 2012New figures suggest women could save money by using laser hair removal, rather than shaving. According to data from RealSelf.com, the average cost of a laser hair removal session is $1,659 (£1,066), with prices ranging from $500 to $2,000. The cost depends on numerous factors, such as the experience of the individual administering the procedure, the location of the treatment centre and the size of the area being treated. However, taking all this into account including the fact the average patient will have seven or more sessions - it seems laser hair removal works out cheaper than shaving. Writing for female advice site Divine Caroline, Nicki Zevola pointed out that if a woman starts shaving when she is 15 years old and carries on until she reaches the average life expectancy of 78, she will have been shaving for 63 years. This means the cost of buying new razors, replacement blades and shaving cream soon adds up and could end up being considerably more over a lifetime than the price of laser hair removal. Furthermore, laser hair removal is a long-lasting treatment, while data from Nevria shows the average woman spends 22 minutes a day shaving and showering time that could be far better spent.