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The Cost of Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Posted by Ashley Greer
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Many people employ various methods of hair removal as part of their normal grooming routine. Whether it's shaving their legs or removing the stubble from their face for a clean-shaven look each morning, people can spend what amounts to months of removing body hair over the course of their lives.

American women spend more time and money on this process than American men. A survey completed by the American Laser Centers showed that women spend more than $10,000 on shaving products over their lifetime!

Considering those statistics, it's no surprise that many people are looking for more permanent options, such as laser hair removal. Still, the question you must ask yourself is: "How much does laser hair removal cost?"

While the upfront costs of laser hair removal are greater than the costs of other hair removal products, the long-term benefits may justify the cost for many people. Here are the two primary factors that influence the cost of laser hair removal.

The body area being treated

The biggest factor is the area of the body that receives treatment. The size of the area and the amount of time it takes to perform the procedure help to determine the cost.

The number of treatments

Another major factor of the total cost is the number of treatments required. While most people tend to need 4-6 treatments, you may need more depending on how your hair responds to the treatment.

No matter where you are getting your laser hair removal treatments, we recommend you look for few things from your laser hair removal specialist to ensure they help you fully understand the costs up front:

  • Get a free consultation to make sure the area you wish to have hair removal can in fact be treated
  • Tell you how many treatments you will need and explain why
  • Encourage you to get treatments during the early part of fall if you spend lots of time outdoors

In addition, given most areas generally need 4-6 treatment sessions, be sure your laser hair removal specialist provides multi-session discounts that will help reduce the total cost of hair removal.

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