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How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost and Is It Worth It?

professional using laser hair removal tool on a patients legs

For those of us who dream of having silky skin with no unwanted hair, laser hair removal is the perfect way to achieve long-lasting smoothness. This treatment can be completely pain-free, and once you’ve removed unwanted hair, you won’t have to worry about spending time or money on hair removal routines — no more painful waxing or troublesome shaving. 

But before you zap away unwanted hair, you’re likely wondering how much laser hair removal costs. So what can you expect to pay, and is laser hair removal worth it?

Factors Affecting the Cost of Laser Hair Removal

The cost of laser hair removal treatment can vary depending on several factors. So before asking clinics for quotes, it’s a good idea to know how clinics calculate the cost of this treatment.

The Size of the Area 

Laser hair removal treatments can target lots of different areas, from your legs to your lips, arms and even your chest or back. Naturally, larger areas will take longer to treat as there will be more hair follicles to target. So if you’re planning on removing unwanted hair from your legs, you can expect to pay more than you would for laser hair removal on your lip. 

The Type of Laser Used 

 Four main types of lasers can remove hair and each one targets certain skin tones or hair types.  More advanced hair removal lasers also offer a pain-free treatment with fewer side effects. So the price of hair removal sessions can vary depending on the technology used to carry out the laser hair removal treatment. 

The Colour of Your Hair and Skin 

This might sound a little strange, but the colour of your hair or skin can cause you to need more sessions. And more sessions result in more fees to pay. 

Most laser hair removal machines achieve the best results when used on people with lighter skin and darker hair. Those with dark or tanned skin or fair hair might need more sessions to remove unwanted hair.

How Much Do Laser Hair Removal Sessions Cost?

The factors above cause the cost of laser hair removal to vary from clinic to clinic and patient to patient. But the average price of hair removal sessions is around £60-£100 and most areas will require around six sessions to remove all unwanted hair.

Small areas such as your forehead, upper lip, chin or armpits usually cost around £60 per session. Larger areas such as your legs can cost between £100 and £200, depending on whether you decide to remove hair from just your calves, knees, or thighs or treat your full leg. As the most extensive areas, the chest, abdomen and back can cost around £200 per session. 

Is Laser Hair Removal Worth It?

While laser hair removal is a costly treatment, the results last much longer than with any other hair removal method. After treatment, you can enjoy smooth skin for up to a year. For up to 12 months, you won’t have to worry about your hair removal routine or spend time or money on razors or waxing treatments.

Laser hair removal can also leave your skin in better condition than wax strips and razors. You shouldn’t experience any skin irritation or ingrown hairs, and with advanced lasers, the treatment will be completely pain-free. 

If you’re fed up with shaving, waxing and tweezing, Blue Light Dental & Aesthetic Clinic can help you achieve long-lasting, smooth and hairless skin. With the advanced Harmony XL Pro laser, we can achieve outstanding results on any skin type.  Contact us today to book a consultation. 

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