A lot of variables may factor into the final laser hair removal cost. These factors range from the area of where you will be removing the hair, the location of the treatment clinic, the density of the hair to be removed as well as the time required plus several others. Start by getting a free consultation when you are shopping for a hair removal clinic.
Laser hair elimination is becoming more popular, largely due to the fact that it can be done on virtually any part of the body. Depending of which area of the body treatment is required on, will cause pricing to fluctuate greatly. Generally it will cost less to remove hair in smaller areas than it will for larger areas.
An often over looked factor in determining the overall laser hair elimination cost is skin tone. To identify the number of sessions required for the desired hair loss, the tone of the skin is a determining factor. Dark skin will normally need additional sessions in order to get similar outcomes. Because of this fact, many laser clinics still do not treat African American skin with laser treatment.
Pricing fees can also be based upon the number of times that the hair elimination laser emits a “pulse” of laser light. One pulse generally only takes about a second and may be able to remove around a hundred hairs. The patient will only have to pay for the number of pulses that is used per session and can end up costing less. You will need to remove less hair with each subsequent visit and thus your overall costs will be reduced.
Laser hair removal costs can vary extremely depending on the geographical location of the procedure. You may expect to pay a greater amount for laser treatment if you are a resident of NY in comparison with living in the southern United States. If you shop around and do a little price comparing, you’re sure to get the best deal on treatment.
Many clinics charge based on the time needed for each session. It’s not uncommon to be charges in 15 minute increments. The removal of facial hair typically takes an hour to complete and the total cost could be upward to $500. This form of payment pricing leaves the cost associated with the laser hair removal largely in the hands of the laser technician and the speed of the equipment being used.
Consult a doctor before undergoing any type of hair elimination treatment, especially if you’re under medication. It’s always best to not take any medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirins, or other non-steroidal before laser hair removal. If you are taking any supplements or medications, you will need to talk to your doctor before proceeding.
Once you’ve determined where you wish to get treated and which method of treatment is used by the clinic, you can easily figure out the total laser hair removal costs that you will have to pay. If the total cost is not within your budget you can opt for a less expensive method of permanent hair removal such as electrolysis.