Cost of Laser Hair Removal

The cost for getting hair removed through laser can be a major consideration when deciding whether to undergo the procedure. If you want actual prices of laser hair removal scroll down to the bottom of this article for prices that we have obtained by surveying UK clinics.

Why does the cost of laser hair removal vary so much?
Costs depend on many factors like the kind of laser to be used, body geography, and the amount of hair growth in question. Costs can also be based on the time taken for various sessions, which body area is being treated, and what payment package you choose.

Discounts for laser hair removal
You may get some discounts if you pay in advance. So it is in your interest to investigate the options available in your area, before deciding on a particular clinic.

Don’t let the price of laser hair removal be the only factor
The cost of laser based hair removal is one of the most frequently asked questions but
price is not the only factor you need to consider. Do not compromise on quality of service when trying to pinch pennies. Get a realistic cost estimate before beginning the treatment procedure. Discuss with the clinician the number of treatments you will likely need.

Laser hair removal costs vary between individuals
The cost of laser hair removal tends to vary a great deal among different persons. Patterns of hair growth are different. So the cost of laser hair removal and the results obtained are also likely to be tailored to your needs. Many clinics ask you to come in for a consultation before quoting a price for laser hair removal.

Back hair among some males may grow evenly and densely with thick shafts of hair. Other back hair may grow finely and sparsely. Some women may have facial hair that is noticeable only when the hair is dark and thick. Light or fine facial hair may not be noticeable for some women. Some women may have facial hair caused by hormones.

What are the different pricing schemes laser hair removal clinics use ?
Laser hair removal pricing packages tend to vary among clinics. But you will often find that these quotes are very similar in the end. Some of the ways in which clinics decide on the pricing for laser hair removal are as follows.

Cost of laser hair removal - Fixed fee per treatment
Some clinics may charge a flat fee for laser hair removal treatment. This fee may be on a per treatment basis or on a package of treatments. Some clinics may charge a flat rate of £300 for all men’s backs per treatment, regardless of the amount of hair growth in each individual. Or they may ask for a per treatment flat fee that is based on your particular back hair growth pattern. A clinic may charge a flat fee for a particular treatment package that is customized for individual hair growth patterns.

Cost of laser hair removal - Fee per unit of time the appointment takes
Electrolysis usually has a common pricing structure. Similar to this, some laser clinics may charge for each 15 minute session of laser hair removal. For instance if we say a particular clinic charges £40 for each 15 minute session, and a man’s back takes an hour, then the cost would be £160 for the whole procedure. The cost of laser hair removal is also determined by the amount of hair, the speed of the technician, and the speed of the laser hair removal equipment.

Cost of laser hair removal - Price per laser pulse used
The price for laser hair removal can be based on the number of laser pulses needed to complete a particular body area. A pulse is counted each time when the laser fires. One pulse takes one second and can remove about hundred hairs and can vary in size. Some laser hair removal clinics charge price per pulse. For instance, a clinic may charge £1 per pulse, with a minimum fee per area. A bikini procedure may cost £150, including £75 for the first 75 pulses and £1 per pulse thereafter. You are likely to be charged only for actual number of pulses used. As you progress through your laser hair removal sessions, the price per session may decline as there is less hair to be removed. Different lasers may have different spot sizes and so they will have different prices per pulse.

A guide to laser hair removal prices in UK clincs in 2009 (prices are quoted per treatment and discounts apply for multiple sessions booked together):

Upper Lip : £40.00 - £55.00
Chin : £40.00 - £55.00
Full Beard : £82.00 - £110.00
Full Face : £90.00 - £140.00
Upper Eyebrows : £35.00 - £60.00
Chest : £75.00 - £140.00
Abdomen : £75.00 - £140.00
Full Back : £150.00 - £220.00
Shoulders : £65.00 - £130.00
Hands or Feet : £35.00 - £55.00
Under Arms : £40.00 - £55.00
Bikini Line : £40.00 - £80.00
Full Public : £90.00 - £130.00
Buttocks : £95.00 - £120.00
Full Arms : £145.50 - £220.00
Full Legs : £170.00 - £320.00

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