Background on Laser Hair Removal

Before talking about laser hair removal statistics in Tarzana and corresponding information about New Look Skin Center’s service to the residents of Encino, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, Granada Hills and the entire San Fernando Valley; let’s first get a clear understanding of exactly how laser hair removal works.

Firstly, a laser hair removal machine generates a concentrated beam of light, which a licensed medical professional (registered nurse) aims at your hair through a high quality hand piece. This (laser) light is absorbed by the skin pigment, damaging the follicle below. This damage causes a type of retardation in future hair growth. Laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair for anywhere from several months to years and usually takes several treatments to be most effective. The large variation in results is due to the fact the each individual responds to laser hair removal therapy differently.

Tarzana Demographic Statistics

The purpose of this article is to share with you the raw facts about Tarzana laser hair removal. Future articles will focus on data regarding laser hair removal Encino, Sherman Oaks, Granada Hills and other neighboring areas of San Fernando Valley.

Let’s begin by reviewing some basic data from 2000 US census for Tarzana:

According to the US census in 2000 there are 35,502 people living in the Tarzana area of the San Fernando Valley. According to city estimates, the population in 2008 was close to 38,000. According to the 2000 US census, an estimated 35% of the population in Tarzana was foreign-born; about 24% born in Iran and 12% in Mexico. The median household income for Tarzana in 2008 dollars was considered high, at $73,195.

Laser Hair Removal Statistics

Let’s now review some overall US figures for laser hair removal. The below information is gathered from the “2012 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report” prepared by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

- 1.1 million laser hair removal procedures were done in the United States

- Of the 1.1 million treatments for laser hair removal, 924,000 were done by women

- The national average fee for laser hair removal treatments has been $329

Given that the 2010 US census counted an estimated US population at an estimated 308 million; and given that an estimated 1.1 million laser hair removal procedures were completed in 2012, we can deduce that one laser hair removal procedure was performed for every 280 residents in the US. This translates in to a procedure to population ratio of 0.35% based on national figures.

Laser Hair Removal Tarzana Statistics

Based on our own in-house data, the figures for Tarzana residents and corresponding laser hair removal Tarzana treatments paint a quite different picture when compared to overall national figures.

In 2012 New Look Skin Center has provided one laser hair removal treatment for every 18 residents in Tarzana. This translates in to a procedure to population ratio of 5.56% based on Tarzana US census figures – and that’s just the procedures done by New Look Skin Center! Compare this figure to the national procedure to population ratio described above!

Additionally, New Look Skin Center has provided laser hair removal treatments to 2.82% of the entire Tarzana population.

Now let’s talk market share. As we reported above, 1.1 million laser hair removal procedures have been performed in 2012. New Look Skin Center has performed 85,000 of those procedures! That means that New Look Skin Center has performed 7.7% of all laser hair removal procedures in the entire country!

For a medical spa with just two locations (albeit quite large locations) in one county in Southern California to hold such a pig piece of the entire national market share is quite an impressive feat.

What contributes to our success you ask?

Now we’re not going to let the cat out of the bag, but we’ll share some facts… New Look Skin Center was established in 2007. From day one (and until today) we set out to provide the highest quality service, by top level registered nurses and licensed medical personnel, at rock bottom prices. Speaking of prices, recall the national average fee for laser hair removal procedures… it was $329. The average fee for laser hair removal treatments for women and men and for all body areas at New Look Skin Center is $38! In other words New Look Skin Center’s laser hair removal prices are about 88% less than the national average.

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