Laser Hair Removal is becoming a popular alternative to shaving and waxing-it saves time and is hassle-free. The cost for one person compared to another can greatly vary. But if you think of how much money you spend over a lifetime on shaving products and waxing services, the cost could be quite lower. The cost depends on some factors.
Obviously, the larger the area, the higher the hair removal price. A leg will cost more than doing the area above your lip. Full body cost will be the highest.
Another factor can depend on the location of the clinic. Having the procedure done in Kansas would be cheaper than Ogden. Make sure you go to a reputable spa or clinic-it's more important to get the job done correctly than to save a few dollars and deal with the aftermath later.
The third factor would be how many sessions you will need to complete the job. It's common sense that the more sessions you need, the more the total cost will be. The average number of sessions is anywhere from four to six.
The fourth factor depends on the type of hair you have. People with red or blonde hair will have more trouble permanently removing it-it can take more sessions and it's not guaranteed to work effectively.
The last factor depends literally on the color of your skin. Dark-skinned people have more problems with laser hair removal than lighter-skinned people. Their skin tends to absorb the laser and can cause skin damage and burns. Some spas won't even try to do the procedure on dark-skinned people.
In comparison to shaving nicks in the skin or waxing, the level of pain generated by laser hair removal is well worth the money. Not to mention the difference between temporary solutions and long-term removal. As far as treatment goes, a single session can last anywhere from fifteen minutes to forty-five minutes depending on the size of the area. And in many cases, multiple sessions are required as follow-up. The hair in the area treated will re-grow thinner with each session until virtually all the hair follicles have been destroyed. Repeat sessions, depending on many variables of course, are usually once a month for a period of two to eight months. The key factors include the part of the body from which the hair is to be removed, the number of sessions required, and the doctor's charge for his or her service. Clinics use a wide variety of methods to price the treatment and it is up to you to ask how the bill will be determined, and to get a quote for the procedure. In the long-run, many patients find the money is well worth the benefits of never having to shave or wax the same area ever again.