Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a method of removing body hair and reducing the re-growth of hair. After treatments you would expect to have between a sixty and ninety five percent reduction in body hair. This article talks about what are the available methods of laser hair removal, and the costs of laser hair removal to be expected.
You would use this type of hair removal when you are suffering from in-growing hair or have body hair in places on your body that you wish you didn't have, maybe because of POS. It works on all skin colors and hair types. The most common areas that are treated for hair removal are the face, legs, bikini line, underarms, arm, back and shoulders. Some types of laser hair removal are permanent and some only temporary.Credit: http://www.dreamstime.com
Clinical Laser Hair Removal
Clinical hair removal is a safe way of removing hair in a controlled environment where professional staff will gently and carefully remove your unwanted hair. This treatment will be more expensive than home treatments, but you will be treated by qualified technicians and if something does happen to go wrong they will have insurance to pay out
Home Laser Hair Removal
Home laser hair removal involves buying a kit for use at home. These typically cost under $1000 so would seem better value than going to a clinic, especially if you want large areas of your body treated. However, home kits aren't approved for use on facial hair and work best when you have pale skin and dark hair. Home treatment without numbing or anesthesia can also be more painful than going to a clinic.
There are two different laser types for home hair removal. One has a low powered light which pulses. These seem to work better in the short term, but the hair will grow back, so repeat treatments will be needed on a regular basis. A laser light removal system will provide long term results and it is generally less painful and therefore is more cost-effective. It does take a lot longer to complete though as the treatment covers a smaller surface area.
Laser Hair Removal Costs
According to webmd.com, the average cost of laser hair removal is $429. Of course it will vary according to which area is being treated, how long the treatment will take, how many treatments you need, if it is being performed by a doctor or other staff and what part of the country you live in.
Based on services advertised by companies providing laser hair removal services, treatment can start from as little as $50 for your midbrow and go over $4000 for the back, shoulders and neck. Treatment costs do vary from clinic to clinic so it is certainly worth looking around to see where you can get the best value for money. Most have similar fees, but don't simply look for the cheapest as you need to make sure that they have well trained staff as well.
There are many different types of laser hair removal options available in the market. Take your time to do your research on each option. You may want to consult a doctor or a trained practitioner to help you make a decision. If you wish to decide quickly on the most suitable option for your needs and budget, here are some factors for you to take into consideration:
- Value for Money
- Short Term Results
- Long Term Results
- Pain Levels
- Reviews by other users
This checklist should help you identify the treatment which is most suitable for your circumstances.