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We all hate having unwanted hair. We all hate shaving. It is time consuming, repetitive and a temporary fix! We’re here to compare razor and laser once and for all.


Time is precious and who wants to waste time each week by getting rid of unwanted hair? Let’s find out what hair removal method would save you the most time.

A recent study has suggested that the average woman spends a grand total of 72 days shaving her legs in her lifetime, which accumulates to 1728 hours. And that’s just the legs alone! So how many hours does it take to get laser hair removal on your legs?

A full session of laser hair removal on the legs will last around 30 minutes and you only need 12 of these to be completely hair free! That accumulates to 360 minutes (6 hours). Oh and did I mention that you only need 1 session a month for 12 months? Seems like laser may have already won this battle, but let’s see what else we can find out…


If cost is preventing you from making the wise decision to get laser hair removal, let me break down a few things for you.

A study has revealed that the average woman will spend £23,000 on waxing and £6,500 on shaving in her lifetime. The same study also revealed that 58% of British people care more about the price of a treatment than the quality and expertise of the treatment. At SkinHQ we ensure we give affordable prices for our clients and provide industry leading treatments. So with us you don’t have to compromise on price or quality!

On average, a person will need between 6 and 12 sessions of laser hair removal to see permanent  results. At SkinHQ, our Full Body Laser Hair Removal is a whopping 50% cheaper than shaving! So far we have discovered that laser hair removal is more cost and time effective than shaving, so what’s next?

Pain & Side Effects

We get it – the thought of undergoing laser hair removal can be daunting. It doesn’t exactly sound like a relaxing experience having a laser zap off all your hair… But we can assure you, it’s not as painful as you may think

Shaving isn’t hugely painful and we’ve all gotten used to the pain it causes overtime because we’ve been doing it for so long. I guess, as long as you have shaving cream and access to water, it can be a pretty pain-free process. Let’s not forget about shaving rash and those nasty little nicks that seem to bleed endlessly!

We use the industry leading Cynosure Elite laser which has a patented SmartCool technology. This minimises side effects by protecting the skin before, during and after treatment. Most people describe laser hair removal like a light rubber-band snap against your skin, although are clients are always so surprised as to how little it hurts! If you’re still unsure, book in for a free patch test with us and see for yourself.


Laser hair removal may seem daunting to some people, as they don’t want to have their body parts on show to a therapist. We understand this – shaving is a private experience which is done in the comfort of your own bathroom.

We ensure that all of our therapists are highly professional, skilled and trained. They see bodies, of all genders, shapes and sizes every day so they are completely used to it. So do not worry! We are here for you. We want you to feel your best and look amazing and we want to assist you on your journey to being hair free.


Let’s keep this one simple.

Shaving is a temporary measure to getting rid of your unwanted hair. Most people shave between 2-3 times a week and your results will always be the same.

Our Cynosure Elite laser permanently reduces hair by an average of 79% after just 3 treatments. Imagine the results you would see after 6 or 12 sessions!

We have endless amounts of amazing client success stories and there are thousands of people across the world which say that laser hair removal is the best thing they have ever done. So it is time to ditch that razor and get laser.

If you want to find out more about the science behind laser, check out our blog: https://skinhq.co.uk/laser-hair-removal-how-it-really-works/