Patients are very inquisitive when it comes to laser procedures. We are constantly asked questions about laser hair removal here at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. While we do get some very unique questions, the most common ones we’re asked are regarding cost, side effects, complications, and the laser technology we use. Therefore, we would like to take the time to address these questions.
Laser hair removal cost can be tricky for patients to understand. Most laser centers offer pricing per area per treatment, as well as package pricing per area. For instance, it takes more time to remove unwanted hair from large areas like the legs than it does to remove unwanted hair from the underarms, so pricing will vary because of the time involved. Laser hair removal, as well as other laser procedures like laser tattoo removal, requires more than one treatment session for hair removal. Hair grows in cycles, and while some hairs are in the growing phase, others are in the resting phase. The laser has to catch each hair in the growing phase for removal, requiring at least 2-3 sessions, but most patients receive 4-6 sessions for optimal results, which is why package pricing is offered. Although laser hair removal can get pretty expensive, laser clinics often offer specials. For instance, right now (through 9/30/2011) you can get 15% off any laser hair removal package at Laser Lights.