These days, there are as many options for hair removal as we have hairy body parts. In general, the more expensive the treatment, the longer-lasting the results. Some people may find it worthwhile to invest in laser hair removal treatment.
The price of the procedure depends on three factors including:
- The area of the body to be treated,
- The number of necessary sessions and
- The type of spa, salon or clinic you visit.
For most people, the price of laser hair removal is more painful than the treatment itself. The treatment leaves skin smoother for longer, and some people are willing to pay the higher price for the convenience of not having to frequently repeat the procedure.
The price of laser treatment is higher than most other hair removal methods when done at a clinic or salon, since a technician is required to perform the procedure. A qualified, trained technician can adjust the laser for each individual client in order to most effective results as well as avoid permanent damage or injury to the skin.
The laser is fine-tuned to your specific skin and hair type. It takes time to go over every inch of the desired area, and a number of sessions are required to remove the unwanted hair. For most people, the results are long-lasting - for some, they're even permanent - and is worth the cost.
How Much Is It Going to Cost?
Laser hair removal costs vary from location to location, and from clinic to clinic. Having the procedure done at a dermatologist's office will cost more than having it done at a beauty salon. Other factors include hair and skin type, how dense your hair is, and the size of the area to be treated.
Laser hair removal can be done on most parts of the body. This includes facial areas like the upper lip; behind the neck; hands and fingers; the chest; legs; stomach/abdomen; and the back and shoulders.
Remember that multiple sessions will be required. Four to six sessions is common, but it will depend on your skin and hair type, which can also vary from one part of your body to the next.
How to Reduce the Cost of Laser Hair Removal
- It takes a number of sessions to catch and zap every hair in its mature phase so look for a package of 3 or 5 sessions and avoid expensive single sessions.
- Ask if an annual package is available with unlimited sessions. This is the most expensive option but may be worth it you have thick hair or have a lot of hair to remove. Read the fine print before purchasing as there may be limited conditions.
- the Tria laser. It can be used in the privacy of your own home and can save you a bundle since it's an initial one-time cost. You can then use it as often as needed. There are many other types of home laser removal systems as well.
- Because skin type changes on different parts of our body, paying for an entire area like the face may save money up-front.
- Use laser treatment sparingly on the parts of the body where you want long-lasting, even permanent results. Use inexpensive methods like shaving, waxing, plucking, or hair removal creams on less-visible areas of the body or places where's not as important to you to have the hair removed.
- Spa and beauty salons offer the cheapest services while dermatologist clinics are the most expensive.
As with all medical procedures, the deciding factor should not just be cost. Talk it over with your dermatologist and research the salon or clinic before going under the light.