As you well know, the hair removal industry is a constantly changing, always improving, multi-billion dollar monster that seems to have a new trick up its sleeve every week. But it’s probably for the best; according to the American Laser Center, the average woman will spend roughly 58 days and $15,000 on temporary solutions dedicated to removing arm, leg, and facial hair over the course of her lifetime. That’s a LOT of time and money! Think about how many dollars (and minutes!) could be saved with more effective, efficient solutions.
For some hair removal customers, temporary solutions like waxing, sugaring, or threading get the job done. However, many are on the hunt for more permanent solutions like laser treatment. These clients are often deterred by the seemingly sky-high prices that come with laser hair removal.
But is it really all that expensive? Let’s take a peek and determine which of these treatments are right for you!
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average price of laser treatments in the United States is $429. The typical cost of laser hair removal per session is $150 to $500, depending on the area of the body that is being treated. In most cases, the smaller the surface area to be treated, the lower the treatment cost.
On an annual basis, the typical cost of laser hair removal can often be less expensive than waxing. Here’s a quick breakdown of each body area by price:
Bikini Line: Between $350 and $500
Back: Between $600 and $900 per treatment session
Chest: Between $350 and $600
Upper and Lower Legs: From $600 to $850
Arms: About $350 to $500
Underarms: $250 to $350
Face and Neck: $600 to $900 per treatment
Generally speaking, price is determined by the size of the treatment area. Typically, smaller treatment areas, such as the face and bikini area, are accompanied by the lowest laser hair removal prices, while larger areas, like the legs and back, cost more. When considering laser hair removal, however, it is important to remember that the length of treatment varies, and most patients require four to six sessions to permanently reduce hair growth on the face, legs, back, arms, bikini, and other areas. Because of this, laser hair removal prices are often discounted when multiple sessions are purchased at once. This can be an effective way to maximize results while minimizing expenses.
A laser is an intensely concentrated beam of light. The energy is extremely focused and very precise, offering powerful, accurate results. Technicians carefully tune laser settings to match individual skin and hair types, ensuring positive results on all shades of skin and hair.
The science behind laser hair removal sounds complicated, but the process is actually pretty simple. Selective photothermolysis targets only the follicle without damaging the skin around it. When the heat is absorbed by the hair’s melanin, the follicle is destroyed.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about laser hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!