Laser hair removal is one of the most sought-after treatments to permanently reduce or eliminate hair. When searching for a facility that offers laser hair removal, many people want to know how much it will cost before anything else. However, it’s not an easy question to answer. It’s important to remember that laser hair removal is a service rather than a product. The cost is not predetermined as it would be for a product you see advertised. For example, a high-end restaurant will cost you more than a place that just serves fast food. You may end up paying more for your meal, but the quality of the food and service will far outweigh a pre-made hamburger and French fry combo. Similarly, there are different factors that determine the cost of laser hair removal.

Size of Treatment Area

Laser treatments are effective on almost any part of the body, so the price is largely dependent on the size of the area being treated. Generally, larger areas such as the legs or back will cost more than smaller areas such as the upper lip because they require more time and pulses to treat.

Number of Required Treatments

The price is also affected by the number of sessions required to achieve the desired results. Certain areas on the body may take more treatments than others, as they may be more affected by hormonal changes, stress etc.. Follow-up sessions will also factor into the price, as you may need to have the area touched up in the future.

Quality of Facility and Equipment

A final factor that affects how much your laser hair removal will cost is where you go to receive the treatment. Because it is such a popular procedure, many facilities now offer laser hair removal. However, they vary greatly in terms of quality and professionalism. Going to a hygienic clinic with certified laser technicians will cost more than going to someone who operates out of his/her basement and uses an at-home laser machine. A high-quality, efficient laser that you would find in a clinic is expensive and so the treatment will inevitably cost more. Similarly, service by a highly-skilled and qualified technician will raise the price of the procedure. It’s not about turning a machine on, it takes years of experience to determine the settings which are changed every treatment to target the changing hair, and to have experience treating the various ethnicities is very important.  It’s important to remember that although a superior facility may come at a higher cost, you are ultimately receiving better treatment by more professional individuals. Basically, you get what you pay for!

After reviewing the different factors that affect how much you will pay for laser hair removal, you can see why there is not an exact, predetermined cost for the service.  Also, if you are doing multiple areas, we can put together some package pricing for you.  We have provided a general guideline on how much laser hair removal costs, however, we encourage you to book your free, no-obligation consultation so that you can meet our highly-qualified technicians and get a package that works for you.

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