Laser Hair Removal Cost: 5 Main Factors
Laser Hair Removal is one of the newest technologies for eliminating
that unwanted body hair. It is quick, easy and relatively painless. So,
what's it going to cost? Well, how laser hair removal is priced depends
on a couple of factors:
1. Geographic Location. Of course, there are always going to be
pricing variations due to geographic location. That's the case with
just about any product or service. You will find that laser hair
removal cost differ from state to state as well as from country to
2. Number of laser hair removal treatment sessions. This means, the
number of laser hair removal treatments you are going to need to
complete your desired hairless effect. The total number of laser hair
removal treatment sessions can be affected by your hair color, your
skin pigmentation (light or dark) and the thickness of your hair.
Light skin makes laser hair removal easier to perform. Fewer
treatments are required, and better, faster results are obtained.
People with darker skin can be treated, but results are slower, more
sessions are required, and greater expertise is required on the part of
the laser center.
Some parts of the body are more difficult than others to remove
hair. Each person varies somewhat in her or his hair regeneration speed
Prior to your first laser hair removal treatment - in fact, prior to
your deciding to undergo laser hair removal at all - you'll meet with
the dermatologist or medical specialist responsible for the laser hair
removal. Generally, the more sessions you require, the more it is going
to cost you.
3. Size of the area treated. Treatment cost varies with the size of
the area treated. Large areas, such as the entire back, or the entire
legs, cost considerably more than this. Small areas, such as the upper
lip, can be less.
4. Type of laser hair removal equipment used. There are different
types of laser hair removal equipment in the market. Also, do not
confuse laser hair removal with intense pulsed light treatments. The
latter can also produce effective hair removal. Although the devices
used are not lasers, they are "laser equivalents". Both utilize the
same principle of selective photothermolysis to achieve hair removal.
Intense pulsed light devices are in fact more difficult to adjust than
lasers and require great expertise for their proper use. Individual
consultation with the laser center is necessary to obtain exact pricing.
5. Pricing packaging. Not only does the laser hair removal cost vary
by area and by physician, but it can also vary in its pricing
structure. Some, for example, bundle the laser hair removal treatment
with other cosmetic procedures. For instance, some may include the
application of a hair retardation product to the treatment area to
speed up desired results. Some require you to pay a total package fee
and yet others may charge you for each visit separately.
Experienced laser centers, which have developed expertise in laser
hair removal, costs an average of about $500 per treatment session.
They usually recommend a basic four treatment sessions to start off
As treatment costs can get really expensive, you should ensure that
you can well budget for it. However, please be advised to go to an
established medical center with good reputation. You may pay more but
it may be worth the quality of service and care that you receive.