A Second Top Ten Things You Don’t Want to Hear at Your Laser Hair Removal Office

A Second Top Ten Things You Don’t Want to Hear at Your Laser Hair Removal Office

Theories of What Makes Us Laugh at Laser Hair Removal

Have you ever wondered what makes us laugh?

When you analyze why jokes are funny, there is a common thread. It is present in most humor theories. The incongruity theory (the unexpected) is one theory. Another theory was put out by Sigmund Freud. Freud believed humor allowed us to release psychic energy to relieve tension. Underlying all of these theories remains the idea of strong element of truth being set free in an “aha” moment of discovery. This occurs when looking at something from a totally different perspective.

Here are two Jerry Seinfeld jokes that illustrate this principle.

“Why does moisture ruin leather? Aren’t cows outside a lot of the time?”

“A two-year-old is like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” 

Another theory of humor is the superiority theory. Plato’s extended this idea.

He also believed that humor is derived from the misfortunes of others. The Three Stooges is an example of this theory.

One year ago, we wrote a top ten list of “Funny Things You Do Not Want to Hear at a Laser Hair Removal Office.” At Happel Laser, we believe that laughter is the best medicine.

In that tradition, we have added our second top ten list.

Here we go again.

Ten More Things You Don’t Want to See or Hear at a Pittsburgh Laser Hair Removal Office:

Content goes 1. You ask how much is laser hair removal? The answer is, “how much you got?”

2. Your laser tech says “oops” repeatedly during your treatment.

3. Franchises and med spas have the highest per cent of workers in Pittsburgh who claim to have actually have boarded UFOs and have been abducted by aliens but returned.

4. Their laser tech tells you they were a witch in their past life.

5. When you say, you smell burning flesh, they say that the Microwave next door is broken.

6. When you ask their laser hair removal technician at a laser franchise a question, they say, “Give me a minute to Google it”.

7. Their laser tech says, “What laser settings would you like to try today.”

8. Their laser tech hums Justin Bieber songs.

9. Their med spa laser tech says at the end of your laser treatment, “Would you like some Neosporin or A and D ointment on that?”

10. Their laser technician at the franchise greets you by saying, “hi, my name is Missy and I’m an alcoholic.”

Let’s Analyze the Humor in Our Second Top Ten List

Laser hair removal is perceived as expensive by some. That’s why joke number one works. However, when you break down the cost of shaving over a lifetime including all of the razors and blades that you use, laser is actually cheaper in the long run. Just ask Gillette which has a strong history of promoting its ever-changing products into a $20.2 billion-dollar empire.

Hearing “oops” during a medical procedure is disconcerting to say the least. Lasers are medical devices but are often operated by technicians with little or no medical training. Surgeons who operate under local anesthesia while the patient is awake, are keenly aware of this fact.

Joke number three is based on a similar principle. The operation of a medical device, the laser, by someone who claims to have been abducted by aliens is scary.

In addition, laser franchises and med spas are mentioned in the top ten. Franchises and med spas are the bane of respectable laser surgeon’s offices. They have one thing in common. They have all tried offering Groupon as a last-ditch effort to make it and failed.

Plato’s superiority and misfortune theory as the cause for something being funny account for the majority of the remaining top ten list.

When you really think about it, burning flesh, A&D ointment, and Neosporin for laser burns are not funny.


This second top ten list has a strong element of truth underlying the humor.

Although they’re not funny, want to know some serious truths about laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal remains unregulated in most states including Pennsylvania. Doctors are rarely present during laser hair removal treatments. In fact, most franchised laser centers have a doctor on staff in name only.

Not at our Happel Laser hair removal office. Dr. Happel is always on site should any problems or questions arise with your laser treatment.

Most people only care about the cost of laser hair removal. They don’t even consider the financial and medical risks of it being done in a sketchy office posing to be a medical facility.

Two national laser chains operating in Pittsburgh have gone bankrupt. Countless numbers of people were left holding contracts costing thousands of dollars which are now worthless.

Check the Better Business web site’s complaints before you sign a contract with these places.

Dr. Happel is a respected physician with a reputation that is above reproach. He has been in practice for over thirty years.

Trust is built by consistency.

Happel Laser has been inspected by a national team of experts and is accredited unlike other laser centers operating in Pittsburgh. That’s why we have been voted the best laser hair removal center in Pittsburgh repeatedly. We’ve garnered some great laser hair removal reviews.

Call us at 724-969-0600 to make a free consultation at our physician’s office. Our laser center has the longest experience doing laser hair removal in Pittsburgh.

About The Author

Dr. John Happel

Dr. John Happel has been in practice as a surgeon since 1986 in the Pittsburgh region. He specializes in vascular surgery and has subspecialized in the treatment of varicose and spider veins since 1999. Dr. Happel is board certified in vascular surgery and recertified in vascular surgery in 2012. He was chosen in 1985 to fulfill the position for the vascular surgical fellowship at the world renowned Mayo Clinic.

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