The wildly swinging financial markets and the ever-tightening credit crunch can make you stop and take stock of your personal finances from your bank account to what's in your wallet. When the financial system becomes unstable and everyday people struggle to make sense of it all, people all over the United States begin to make changes.
However, it's important not to panic. Whatever you do, don't stop investing in your retirement account, don't take all of your money out of the bank and don't stop spending completely. Yes, it is time to think before you spend and make sensible choices.
Being smart with your finances doesn't mean you have to stop doing things for yourself. In fact, sometimes spending a little now can save you more in the long run.
For example, consider laser hair removal. The money and time you save over the years on shaving creams, razors, waxing or hair removers can more than make up an initial investment in laser hair removal. At the same time, an investment in your personal appearance can improve your outlook on life, your job and lead to a better self image.
As we all know, hair removal can be a pain-staking process and can cost a lot of money over time. In fact, a major national hair removal center recently conducted a study with Zoomerang that found women spend more than $10,000 on hair removal products and services over the course of their lifetime. Survey respondents also reported they will spend more than 58.4 days removing hair from their bodies during their lifetime. Imagine what you could do with all that money and time! The one tried and true treatment that makes hair removal easy, affordable, and painless is laser hair removal, which provides permanent hair reduction. Imagine having no more complaints about having to shave after laser hair removal.
To understand how laser hair removal works, it is important to understand hair and how it grows. Human hairs are made up of three parts: the bulb at the base of the hair follicle (which produces hair), the shaft and the hair. The bulb and the shaft are embedded beneath the surface of the skin, therefore the hair is the only part visible to the naked eye. The hair growth cycle is comprised of three stages: telogen, catagen and anagen.
At any given time, approximately 30 percent of your hair is in its anagen growth stage, which is the only time the hair is susceptible to laser hair removal treatments. Each laser hair reduction session will permanently damage 30 percent of the hair follicles in the treatment area. Essentially, laser hair removal works by destroying the hair follicle.
The only way to permanently reduce the amount of unwanted hair is to damage the hair follicle to a point where is unable to produce hairs. The hairs that are destroyed with each treatment are destroyed permanently. While patient protocol is determined on a case-by-case basis, on average our center recommends a minimum of six treatments, spread about two months apart per treatment.
Modern laser hair removal is really a marvel of technology and has effectively removed the discomfort that was once associated with laser hair removal and are still associated with some of the older equipment that is out there in non-specialty clinics.
Whether you are looking at laser hair removal as an alternative to your daily shaving ritual or are looking to save money over the long-term, the treatments are easy, fast, and painless. In fact, some patients even come in to an office on their lunch hour for a session. Laser hair removal will help to restore your body confidence and will bring you the peace-of-mind that you might never have to shave again.
If you are seriously considering laser hair removal but have a nagging fear about the state of the economy, remember to check all of your options first. The least expensive treatment center may not provide the best results and could end up costing you more over the long run. An aesthetic treatment center with national locations can offer you the history and confidence to know that hundreds of thousands of treatments have been performed by trained staff.
An informed consumer can make smart decisions by performing basic research to become knowledgeable about products and services. When considering laser hair removal or various skin rejuvenation treatments, knowing what devices are used, how many times the technician has performed them and talking to previous customers can provide a wealth of information.
AmericanLaser.com 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. For more information, please visit AmericanLaser.com.