Laser Hair Removal VS Shaving

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Spring is right around the corner, and summer will be here before you know it! Not only does that mean the start of fun summer activities like swimming, beach days, and outdoor parties, but it can also mean the return of the tedious test of hair removal routines. For countless women and men, removing unwanted hair with a razor or wax is still their go-to method. However, regular shaving can be a hassle and also damage your skin and lead to infections.

If you’re dreading the thought of months spent shaving almost every day and replacing razors after just a few weeks, now is the perfect time to consider laser hair removal to keep your underarms, legs, and bikini lines smooth, hair-free, and ready for swimsuit season. At Eros Beauty and Wellness, I use Elos Plus Hair removal, which adds radiofrequency to hair removal. It targets the hair follicles more efficiently and safely while still delivering exceptional results.

Here is a quick comparison between laser hair removal and traditional shaving.

Laser Hair Removal VS Shaving

How it Works:

With shaving, the hair is removed at the surface of the skin by scraping a razor across the skin.

Laser hair removal involves penetrating below the skin’s surface to destroy the hair follicle. This prevents the hair from being able to go back.

How long it lasts:

After shaving, hair will begin to grow back immediately or within a few days. Daily or weekly shaving is usually required to maintain a hair-free look.

Laser treatment may initially need to be repeated for 3 to 4 weeks. After several treatments, hair will begin to regrow at a slower pace. In some cases, hair removal is permanent.


Shaving is inexpensive, painless, quick, and easy to do at home or on the go.

Long-lasting permanent hair removal means no more razor bumps, nicks, scars, or irritations. It’s safe for sensitive skin since and causes no damage to the top layer of skin. It also means smooth, stubble-free skin for longer periods of time.


While laser hair removal is a more costly route than shaving, it is more effective than shaving at removing unwanted body and facial hair with little to no hair irritation. If you were to do the math on how much you would spend on hair removal products like expensive razor blades, creams, oils, and anti-irritation products, you might find that you’ll be saving money in the long run with laser hair removal. Many patients consider it to be an investment that pays off, rather than an expense.

Laser Hair Removal in San Diego, CA

If you’re looking to cut shaving out of your spring and summer to-do list or if you’re tired of the itchy, burning irritation that often comes after shaving, now is the best time to schedule your laser hair removal session with me at Eros Beauty and Wellness and be prepared for the warmer weather ahead. To learn more, call (619) 481-4651 or contact us through our website to schedule your consultation today!