If you’ve been looking to get a laser hair removal done & brought it up to your friends, there’s a good chance one of them suggested you check for Groupon deals. We get why they come to mind; who doesn’t love a good deal, right? Why get something done at full price when you can get the same thing done for cheaper?
Well, it’s not really the same thing.
Before we explain that, though, we’ll give you some context by going through how Groupons work. In brief, Groupon approaches businesses like yoga studios, massage parlors & laser hair removal clinics, working with them to help offer consumers a deal via a coupon accessed with a Groupon subscription. The businesses are incentivised with the promise of increased foot traffic, implying increased profits in turn. However, this is where things get complicated.
Sticking with laser hair removal as an example, say the local clinic starts participating in this craze & offers Groupon deals. At first it seems like a great decision; foot traffic skyrockets, and people insist they’re gonna tell their friends about the deal. However, when money is being counted at the end of the day, they realize the amount they brought in per customer is barely enough to cover payments for the nurses, let alone the cost of running & maintaining equipment, along with other standard business costs. To combat this, they start opening themselves up to more & more appointments, leaving barely any time in between to rest. Corners are inevitably cut to save time & energy, and they see the quality of their work decrease as they struggle to focus in their exhaustion. Pretty soon that foot traffic drops, profits decrease even further, and the rest plays out how you’d expect.
This story doesn’t apply to a specific clinic, but rather many that have fallen into this conundrum over the years. Even if they go in with good intentions, wanting to offer the same service to their customers for less, simple economics shows that cuts must happen somewhere when the price drops, whether that be in operating time, staffing, quality of work, or elsewhere.
As anyone who’s received a poorly performed laser hair removal might tell you, you end up paying the difference with everything but money. Outside of the cost of getting it done right the second time, there’s the self-esteem toll that comes with the continued presence of hair in problem areas after you took major steps to get rid of it. For these reasons & many more, we cannot stress enough that the most worthwhile laser hair removal you can get is one done by a professional being fairly paid for their efforts, along with one who has ample time to do it right.
Here at Gentle Touch Laser Center in Orange County, that’s precisely what we have to offer. We make a point of ensuring we have more than enough time to work with you, and hold ourselves to strict standards in the pursuit of offering you the most successful laser hair removal possible. The clinics offering Groupon deals, while they offer a cheap deal, will give you exactly what you pay for, which can lead to you paying more in the long run. Make the right choice the first time, and go to a clinic that treats you like a person, rather than a quick dollar.