Women Squander Up to $23,000 and 58 Days During Lifetime Removing Unwanted Hair

American Laser Centers Calls for Freedom from Razors this Fourth of July



Jun 24, 2008, 01:00 ET from American Laser Centers

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- American Laser
 Centers, the largest provider of laser hair removal and other noninvasive
 aesthetic services in the U.S., today announces the results of a May 2008
 Zoomerang hair removal survey that found women spend more than $10,000 on
 hair removal products and services over the course of their lifetime.
 
     Survey respondents reported they will spend more than 58.4 days
 removing hair from their bodies during their lifetime. The survey also
 revealed that women remove unwanted body hair for an average period of 53.6
 years using methods including shaving, waxing and depilatory creams.
 
     While women report a small monthly spend on shaving, $15.87 per month,
 the lifetime investment for females who shave adds up to $10,207.
 
     Delapidory cream- or lotion-users are paying slightly more than those
 who shave for their hair removal, $10,555 through their lifetime, yet they
 only remove hair one to two times per month.
 
     Waxing is by far the most expensive form of hair removal. While
 respondents reported waxing only one to two times per month, women who wax
 will spend an average of $23,000 on hair removal in a lifetime.
 
     American Laser Centers conducted the hair removal study to determine
 the cost savings benefit of laser hair removal verses a lifetime of shaving
 or waxing. On average, women can save $7,000 by receiving laser hair
 removal on the areas of the body they typically shave. When compared to a
 lifetime of waxing, women can save $20,000 by receiving laser hair removal
 on the areas of the body they usually wax.
 
     "As people are more time crunched than ever, laser hair removal has
 evolved into a lifestyle decision for our clients," said American Laser
 Centers Corporate Medical Director Dr. David Turok. "Like Lasik surgery for
 contact and glasses wearers, laser hair removal is a decision to free
 yourself from one of the most mundane processes in your life -- hair
 removal. When performed by American Laser Centers trained professionals,
 laser hair removal is safe, effective and painless."
 
     In addition, laser hair removal is a procedure that will help conserve
 water. Fifty-two percent of women surveyed reported shaving with the water
 running the entire time. Women surveyed reported an average shaving time of
 10.9 minutes and an average of shaving 12 times per month. With the average
 shower using five gallons of water per minute, this means the average woman
 will use 7,848 gallons each year and a total of 420,652 gallons of water
 shaving throughout their lifetime, nearly enough water to fill an
 Olympic-size swimming pool. Only 2 percent of women shavers do not use
 water when shaving.
 
     American Laser Centers offers laser hair removal services in most major
 cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco.
 For more information about laser hair removal and to find an American Laser
 Centers clinic near you, visit www.americanlaser.com. American Laser
 Centers will conduct approximately two million treatments each year at its
 more than 220 locations across the country.
 
     Survey Methodology
 
     The American Laser Centers hair removal survey was performed using
 Zoomerang to recruit a random sample of respondents for an online survey,
 540 females between the ages of 18-65 were asked approximately 30 questions
 about their preferred hair removal approach, attitudes toward it, time
 invested in it and the cost to perform it.
 
     About American Laser Centers
 
     American Laser Centers is the largest and most successful laser hair
 removal, skin rejuvenation and cellulite reduction therapy company, with
 more than 220 locations in the United States. The company has performed
 more than two million aesthetic treatments since its founding in 2002.
 American Laser Centers offers clients laser hair removal, skin
 rejuvenation, body contouring and cellulite reduction therapy treatments
 using state-of-the-art-technology under a doctor-supervised regimen.
 
 
 

SOURCE American Laser Centers
    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- American Laser
 Centers, the largest provider of laser hair removal and other noninvasive
 aesthetic services in the U.S., today announces the results of a May 2008
 Zoomerang hair removal survey that found women spend more than $10,000 on
 hair removal products and services over the course of their lifetime.
 
     Survey respondents reported they will spend more than 58.4 days
 removing hair from their bodies during their lifetime. The survey also
 revealed that women remove unwanted body hair for an average period of 53.6
 years using methods including shaving, waxing and depilatory creams.
 
     While women report a small monthly spend on shaving, $15.87 per month,
 the lifetime investment for females who shave adds up to $10,207.
 
     Delapidory cream- or lotion-users are paying slightly more than those
 who shave for their hair removal, $10,555 through their lifetime, yet they
 only remove hair one to two times per month.
 
     Waxing is by far the most expensive form of hair removal. While
 respondents reported waxing only one to two times per month, women who wax
 will spend an average of $23,000 on hair removal in a lifetime.
 
     American Laser Centers conducted the hair removal study to determine
 the cost savings benefit of laser hair removal verses a lifetime of shaving
 or waxing. On average, women can save $7,000 by receiving laser hair
 removal on the areas of the body they typically shave. When compared to a
 lifetime of waxing, women can save $20,000 by receiving laser hair removal
 on the areas of the body they usually wax.
 
     "As people are more time crunched than ever, laser hair removal has
 evolved into a lifestyle decision for our clients," said American Laser
 Centers Corporate Medical Director Dr. David Turok. "Like Lasik surgery for
 contact and glasses wearers, laser hair removal is a decision to free
 yourself from one of the most mundane processes in your life -- hair
 removal. When performed by American Laser Centers trained professionals,
 laser hair removal is safe, effective and painless."
 
     In addition, laser hair removal is a procedure that will help conserve
 water. Fifty-two percent of women surveyed reported shaving with the water
 running the entire time. Women surveyed reported an average shaving time of
 10.9 minutes and an average of shaving 12 times per month. With the average
 shower using five gallons of water per minute, this means the average woman
 will use 7,848 gallons each year and a total of 420,652 gallons of water
 shaving throughout their lifetime, nearly enough water to fill an
 Olympic-size swimming pool. Only 2 percent of women shavers do not use
 water when shaving.
 
     American Laser Centers offers laser hair removal services in most major
 cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco.
 For more information about laser hair removal and to find an American Laser
 Centers clinic near you, visit www.americanlaser.com. American Laser
 Centers will conduct approximately two million treatments each year at its
 more than 220 locations across the country.
 
     Survey Methodology
 
     The American Laser Centers hair removal survey was performed using
 Zoomerang to recruit a random sample of respondents for an online survey,
 540 females between the ages of 18-65 were asked approximately 30 questions
 about their preferred hair removal approach, attitudes toward it, time
 invested in it and the cost to perform it.
 
     About American Laser Centers
 
     American Laser Centers is the largest and most successful laser hair
 removal, skin rejuvenation and cellulite reduction therapy company, with
 more than 220 locations in the United States. The company has performed
 more than two million aesthetic treatments since its founding in 2002.
 American Laser Centers offers clients laser hair removal, skin
 rejuvenation, body contouring and cellulite reduction therapy treatments
 using state-of-the-art-technology under a doctor-supervised regimen.
 
 
 SOURCE American Laser Centers